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Educational conference planned here for Civil War re-enactors, living history presenters

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 12:01 am

A lot of people will be taking a step back in time Jan. 25-27 when the Midwest Civil War Civilian Education organization holds its 2013 conference in Fort Wayne.

The group helps people who enjoy being Civil War-era re-enactors and living historians by providing them with details about everyday life in the mid-1800s, the group says on their website, www.midwestcwcivilian.com.

Most sessions and activities will take place at the Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Some classes will be offered at the Genealogy Department of the downtown Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. At the Marriott, vendors also will be selling items for people interested in Civil War-era re-enacting or history.

Sessions and classes will cover a wide range of topics, ranging from “The How-to of Period Hairstyles” and “Recordkeeping in the mid-19th century” to a show-and-tell of period Civil War collections and “Covered in Glory: Quilts from the Civil War.”

For a full schedule of events, go to www.midwestcwcivilian.com.

Cost is $232 per person for all three days or $130 for all three days for students age 13 or older accompanied by a paying adult or students older than age 18 with a valid student ID.

Individual all-day passes are Friday, $60; Saturday, $136; and Sunday, $96.

For registration or more information, go to the organization website or