The Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality, 1101 Clover St., Rochester, will go behind the scenes of Civil War re-enactors during its Living History Weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 28 and 8 a.m. to noon on April 29.
Attendees will observe, ask questions and volunteer to participate as the ladies of the 1860s prepare to go to the Grand Ball on April 28. Topics include a hair styling, millinery, food, Civil War contraband, fashion and dancing.
The weekend will continue with a pancake breakfast and a worship service from the 1860s on April 29. Led by a Union chaplin, the service will feature Union troops, civilians and period music.
All presentations are free; the pancake breakfast costs $5. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Visit for information.