The Whittington family, early settlers of Missouri
Typical Civil War era dress styles worn by four generations of American women
We are busy with last minute preparations for our Fifth Annual Buried Treasure event, hosted this year at Greenwood's Mt. Harmony Cemetery October 11 at 2 PM. Our historical re-enactors make a big commitment when they sign on for this event. They research the individual they'll portray, find props and costumes and immerse themselves in the history of the period in which their character lived. Many go a step further and create their own authentic costumes.
Such is the case with our Barbara Jacobson. Barbara joins us from a city in a neighboring county. She brings with her extensive experience as a Civil War re-enactor and meticulous attention to detail. Barbara, an accomplished seamstress, is sewing her own authentic 1850s costume. She will be portraying Ann Marie Hannah Morris, a Civil War era wife, mother and sister, buried in the cemetery. She'll share the touching and inspiring story of her life on a nearby farm and the tragic loss of several family members to the atrocities of the war.
Ann Marie Hannah Morris