Discovery Days: Remembering Gettysburg

Posted July 04, 2013, at 2:54 p.m.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine

For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247;

Gettysburg is perhaps the best known battle of the Civil War, but what was it actually like for the soldiers who fought? On Thursday, July 18 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.) at the Wilson Museum in Castine, join Civil War reenactor Rob Kufrovich for a family-friendly program as he explores the battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of a zouave soldier. Afterward, you’ll continue to develop your understanding of a soldier’s life as you learn about hardtack—a mixture of flour and water hardened to a rocklike consistency—which was commonly used during the Civil War. Discover why soldiers often had to eat this teeth shattering cracker, and make your own hardtack dough to take home!

A man of many talents, Rob Kufrovich has worked as a chemical lab analyst, an underground mining geologist, a professional musician, an artist, and a science and social studies teacher. He currently works as a classroom education technician in the third and fourth grade classroom at Castine’s Adams School. Rob has been interested in the Civil War for many years and has participated in Civil War reenactments since 2000. He is currently a member of Richardson’s Civil War Roundtable in Searsport.

Discovery Days programs are designed for families with children ages 12 and under. The cost for each program is $3 per person or $12 per family of four or more participating members. Ensure your participation by contacting 326-9247, or to pre-register and pay for the program. Join us every Thursday (2:00 p.m.) until August 22 for a similar family-friendly program.