Franconia in the Civil War
May 2011


The setup for the show at Lee District Park


Lincoln author Bob O'Connor with the 16th President (Dan Storck)


The Confederate Steel display


John Wood's display of Civil War weapons


Museum President Steve Sherman opens the show.


Don Hakenson talks about Union forts in the area.


Jane Highan and Steve Sherman at the Museum sales table


The Rose Hill Raid painting with Mosby and other artifacts


The original Franconia School bell clock and other items


The crowd listens to Don's story about Fort Lyon


President Lincoln describes the scene after the 1863 explosion at Fort Lyon


Carl Sell introduces Virginia Kennedy Beck


Virginia talks about farm life in Franconia during the war years


Connie Beatty serves up the corn bread samples


The RHCA Brunswick stew and corn bread crew served at the Franconia Museum's Franconia in the Civil War program May 14 at Lee District Park. Left to right are Connie Beatty, Marie Sherfey, Lois Powers, Linda Nichols, Ethan Decker and David Nichols. Samples were passed out to the hungry crowd. The stew was prepared by Blaise Pugh, RHCA's master chef!


Mrs. Robert Howard and Dr. John Tole of Evergreen Shade entertained the crowd with Civil War music.


General D.H. Hill (Doug Batson) with Carl Sell and his granddaughters Sophie (front) and Danielle.


The Carter Gospel Singers were a big hit.


President Lincoln with a  local secessionist


Don and Carol Hakenson with historian Tom Evans.


. Mosby (Rick Turner) visits with Jane and Steve


Mosby with his biggest fan


The Carter Gospel singers were so good they deserve two pictures!


Carl and Don with Roxanne Bailey and Mark Badgett of Confederate Steel  


Mosby and General Hill.