American History Brought Back to Life in Fresno

October 2, 2009 11:05:01 PM PDT
Thousands of students from all over the Valley watched a piece of history come to life at Kearney Park. The 20th Annual "Civil War Revisited" kicked off Friday, but some are wondering if the event will be staged again next year. A skirmish on the field between union and confederate reinactors brought history books to life for more than 18 thousand students from all over the Valley.

Curious students watched and took notes as artisans worked with their hands and storytellers described how President Lincoln broke a deer antler and had to answer to his teacher to earn his name.

While the Civil War Revisited is all about recreating the past, the future of the event is unknown. The Fresno Historical Society is planning a huge new food event related to the Valley's rich agricultural history. They'll have a fair exhibit next year too.

Until then parents and students say they look forward to attending events where they can learn history outside of the classroom.

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