J.D.R. Hawkins

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Cultural Exchange at Horn Lake Library

Last Friday night, the Horn Lake library featured members of the SCV and UDC to give a presentation about the War Between the States. The program is sponsored by the Desoto Arts Council, and is held once a month to share and enlighten different art forms with diverse cultures in our community. 

Members of the Samuel A. Hughey Camp #1452 Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Varina Howell Davis Chapter #2559 were on hand to participate in the Virginia Reel, talk about the language of the fan, provide period music and costumes, and entertain the crowd of approximately 90 people with a discussion about how the Civil War impacted local families.

The program concluded with an artillery demonstration by SCV infantrymen and firing off a real cannon! Although the rain was relentless, everyone had a great time, even the kids, who constructed Civil War finger puppets and colored in Civil War drawings. After everyone stood outside and got drenched, they went back in to enjoy a potluck dinner.

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