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Buffalo Elementary hosts Civil War events

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 11:17 PM

KENOVA -- Buffalo Elementary students in Wayne County have been immersed in Civil War history this year, culminating with more than a dozen outdoor, interactive stations at the school on Friday.

Principal Stephanie Ray said students were able to visit 15 different stations, which included a Confederate encampment, cooking station over open fire, toys and games of the times, quilt making, apple butter making and doll making. There also were several re-enactors portraying President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln and several generals from the Civil War.

The school started the celebration last year when it was the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This year is the 150th birthday of West Virginia, so May said teachers tied that in with lessons about the Mountain State as well as other U.S. states.

That included art and music, while those in gym class learned dances from various states, such as square-dancing from Kentucky and the hula from Hawaii.

On Thursday, a re-enactor had the children help him re-enact the Battle of Harper's Ferry.

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