Take a step back more than 150 years in time this Memorial Day weekend and get a taste of the harsh realities of 1860s warfare during the region’s annual Civil War reenactment west of Spokane. Besides seeing battle formations recreated in the fields and forest, spectators can wander through military camps populated by reenactors in period-appropriate dress. The three-day event includes a number of presentations about life in America during the war, including what the Union and Confederate soldiers ate, women’s fashion, and how the ladies of the time served as nurses and spies while the men were away in battle. Don’t miss the chance to have your own tintype portrait ($10; by appointment only) taken using the authentic processes of the time.
Sat, May 27 and Sun, May 28 from 9 am-5 pm; Mon, May 29 from 8:30 am-2 pm • $25/family, $10/adults, $5/ages 13-17, free/12 and under & active military and family members • Deep Creek Farms • 811 N. Deep Creek Rd., Medical Lake • spokanecivilwar.com • 233-8912
— Chey Scott