Civil War Dancing, Anyone?

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Ladies and gentleman indoors dressed in civil war era clothes -still shot of a line dance

Here’s the article:

Learn the dance styles of the Civil War era at Haverford library

The event is part of One Book, One Philadelphia 


Each year communities in the greater Philadelphia area create programs and events for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s project One Book, One Philadelphia, which promotes the reading and discussion of a single book. “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier is the book chosen for 2016. 

Frazier’s novel tells the story of a Civil War soldier returning to the woman he loves.

To celebrate the book, the Haverford Township branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is hosting a class on Civil War dance styles. The Civil War Dance Foundation will bring dancers to the library to demonstrate the dances and discuss the period. 

After the demonstration, attendees will have a chance to try the dances themselves. 

While the event is free, registration is required to attend. 

Civil War Dance Program

Sunday, March 20
1:30 p.m. | Free
Haverford Township Free Library

people dancing in civil war costumes

Philly Voice Article

Denisbin on Flickr: Dance photo

C&O Canal NHP on Flickr: Barn dance photo