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Weekend packed with activities during Col. Crowther Day weekend

This weekend everyone is invited to take part in Colonel Crowther Day Weekend at Reservoir Park in Tyrone.
A variety of historic events are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and take a look at life at camp or stay to watch a demonstration or two. There will also be period music and a church service, to name a few activities.
Camp opens to the public at 6:30 a.m. with Reveille on Saturday. Interested individuals will be able to stop by and take a peek into camp life until the exhibits close.
A flag raising ceremony, firing of the cannon and military dress parade will be held in the small field next to camp at 8 a.m.
At 9 a.m., the excitement moves to downtown Tyrone with the recruitment of Company A, Tyrone Infantry at City Hotel Park, 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
The flag retreat ceremony will be held at 7 p.m.
Immediately following at 7:15 p.m., a period concert will be held at Camp Crossman Pavilion No. 12. This event is also open to the public and interested individuals are invited to bring a chair and enjoy the music.
Also throughout the day on Saturday there will be several demonstrations and living history programs.
Infantry drill and demonstrations will be held in the small field next to camp at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
At Camp Crossman Pavilion No. 12, there will be civilian living history demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A Union Army Signal Corps demonstration will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the field next to camp.
Afterwards visitors can see the “incident at Camp Crossman” at the back entrance and small field at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. This is a living history re-creation of documented actual events that occurred in the fall of 1861.
A hospital scenario demonstration and lecture at Camp Crossman will follow at 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Artillery demonstrations, Tyrone Artillery, will be held at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. in the field next to camp.
All activities will conclude and camp will close to the public at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday will bring many more activities to the area and will once again begin with Reveille, as camp opens to the public at 6:30 a.m.
A flag raising ceremony, firing of the cannon and military dress parade will be held at 8 a.m.
At 8:30 a.m. a non-denominational church service will be held at Camp Crossman Pavilion No. 12, conducted by 110th PVI, Co. A Chaplain Thom Gressman.
Graveside honors for sergeant William E. Crowther at Grandview Cemetery, Tyrone, will be held at 10:15 a.m. Simultaneous honors for Colonel James Crowther at Fredericksburg National Cemetery will be conducted by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp No. 4, Irish Brigade, Fredericksburg.
The various demonstrations and living history programs will also be held on Sunday.
Infantry drill and demonstrations will be held in the small field next to camp at 1 p.m.
At Camp Crossman Pavilion No. 12, there will be civilian living history demonstrations at 1:30 p.m.
Artillery demonstrations, Battery D, Tyrone Artillery, will be held at 2 p.m. in the field next to camp.
A Union Army Signal Corps demonstration will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the field next to camp.
Afterwards visitors can see the “incident at Camp Crossman” at the back entrance and small field at 3 p.m. This is a living history re-creation of documented actual events that occurred in the fall of 1861.
A hospital scenario demonstration and lecture at Camp Crossman will follow at 3:15 p.m.
The encampment will close and participants will depart at 4 p.m.
Units participating in this weekend’s events include: The Keystone Regiment; 46th PA Regimental Band (The Logan Guard); Mason/Dixon Regiment and Brass Band and other living historians.