Sunday, August 22, 2010

Manhattan Park District's "Manhattan Days of Old" at Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm


August 22, 2010 
Manhattan, Illinois

On a beautiful August day, history came alive at the Manhattan Park District Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.  The Manhattan Park District's "Manhattan Days of Old" event featured a group of Civil War Reenactors who brought history alive through their dress, music, and educational demonstrations.  

The Sleepers Base Ball Club of Lockport--an educational program of The Gaylord Building, an historic site of the National Trust of Historic Preservation--played the Ganymedes Base Ball Club of Oregon in a base ball game following national baseball rules adopted in March of 1858.

Photos of "Manhattan Days of Old"


Members of a Civil War Reenactment Group play period music at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.

Civil War reenactors explain how the cannon was used at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.



View of the Civil War Reenactor's Camp at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.

Photo of activities at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.

Photographic Artist Steven Ingram takes an authentic 19th Century Wet Plate Collodion Photograph at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.

Smoke lingers after the cannons were fired at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.

Civil War Reenactors discuss the use of the cannon during the Civil War at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.

The Sleepers Base Ball Club of Lockport prepares to take on the Ganymedes Base Ball Club of Oregon at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.

The umpire prepares to ump the game at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.

Some of the musical instruments and cases used by the Civil War Reenactors at the Manhattan Park District "Days of Old" at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park.


Steve Ingram demonstrates the wet plate collodion process to make a tintype photograph at the Manhattan Park District's "Manhattan Days of Old" event at the Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm Park: