STEPPING INTO THE PAST
Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott and the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission presented a day of exhibits and demonstrations relating to the Civil War Oct. 20. Demonstrations included “a soldier’s life,” weapon loading and firing, as well as cartridge making. Re-enactors included 53rd Penna Volunteers, 3rd Regiment USCT, as well as women demonstrating how women were employed to make cartridges for the weapons. Three authors of books about the Civil War were also present. Privately owned artifacts were on exhibit in the Wall House. James Paradis presented a lecture about “Camp William Penn and Gettysburg.” Films about the Civil War were available for viewing throughout the day.