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Tickets are available for Civil War-style ball

June 06, 2012

Be among the first to view the landmark Civil War exhibition, “Valley of the Shadow,” at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts preview reception on Friday, June 15, from 7-11 p.m.

Visitors will be transported in time as the Kaylor Atrium will feature a Civil War ball under the stars.

Music for the event will be provided by the 2nd South Carolina String Band, one of the most active and popular Civil War camp bands in America.

Performing on authentic 19th-century instruments, the group has released five albums and worked with filmmaker Ken Burns to provide period music for documentaries.

In 2002, the band was selected by director Ron Maxwell to provide background instrumental music for the soundtrack, as well as to give an on-screen performance, in the Warner Brothers film, “Gods and Generals.”

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Come in costume and dance the night away, or attend as a spectator at this amazing event. Punch and refreshments reminiscent of the Civil War era will be served.

Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. The price is $30 for museum members and Living History Interpreters registered with First Call Weekend, and $40 for nonmembers.

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