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News Release 111

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2014 Volume 42-14-111 

Hear more about Battle of Pilot Knob reenactments at Fort Davidson State Historic Site on July 1

Jefferson City, Mo. - Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about Battle of Pilot Knob reenactments at Fort Davidson State Historic Site as a part of the 2014 Summer Speaker Series. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the Speaker Series will feature authors, experts and researchers who will deliver their programs at the site’s visitor center.

On Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m., Charles T. Cadenbach will come to the Fort Davidson Visitor Center from his home in Rolla to give the program: What do you need to be a reenactor? Civil War reenacting is a popular pastime for thousands across the United States, as well as in Missouri. Cadenbach will tell about this fascinating hobby and what one does to prepare to be a Civil War reenactor.

Cadenbach has been a Civil War re-enactor since the 1980s and he now reenacts the Civil War as a cavalry officer in the 5th Missouri Cavalry. He was President of the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association for many years, and is currently President of Friends of Fort Davidson, the volunteer group that supports the activities of the site. Cadenbach has coordinated the reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob for many years.

The series will continue through the month of July. Other programs on the Summer Series will include George Caleb Bingham and the Civil War by Dr. Joan Stack, Curator of Art Collections at the Missouri State Historical Society.

The site’s visitor center is located at 118 E. Maple Street in Pilot Knob. For more information about the event, call 573-546-3454. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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