Civil War Weekend is back—this time bigger and better as part of our Summer of Centuries program! The 9th Battery Massachusetts Volunteers will set up a replica encampment on the Atwood House front lawn including a surgeon’s tent and officer’s quarters. In addition, the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry group will also take part in the front yard encampment. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the tents asking questions, observing period artifacts, and watching musket fire and cooking demonstrations. Rick Spencer, musician and historian, is also back with two new musical lectures pertaining to popular Civil War-era tunes. Historian and reenactor Norbert Rieke will give a lecture and, with audience participation, walk through the proper steps to load, aim, and fire a cannon. Between camp exploration and performances, visitors can enjoy a special display of 1860’s Chatham photographs from the Historical Society archives, tours of the museum, and peruse the museum gift shop. Hotdogs, chips, and soda will be served outside and picnic tables will be available for visitors to have a relaxing lunch in the sun.