Civil War Reenactments & Appearances


Portraying the FIELD MUSIC 1ST P.R.V.C. and Johnson’s Division ANV


These events are proposed for the 2017 schedule.  Some events will be dropped and others added as the schedule is reconsidered.  Light Italized print indicates important nonperformance events on schedule.  This document is based on last year’s schedule and current invitations. Additional invitations will be considered as they are received.  Practices and regular FDC meetings are not included.  In general, Venture Crew advancement meetings and practices are held on Mondays at 6:00 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Leola PA (Call about Summer schedule).

Updated Sept. 12, 2017   


Jan 7      2017 USV Annual Meeting Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square, Gettysburg PA 17325.  Reenactment schedules will be discussed – (Mr & Mrs C. will attend annual meeting representing FDC-- all FDC members are invited)


Jan 14    WITF Second Season of “Mercy Street” Preview and panel discussion with show Producers, Majestic Theater Gettysburg at 1:00 PM performance


Jan 21     2017 PRVC BATTALION Annual Meeting (Saturday) 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; O’Rorke’s Gettysburg PA 17325  Reenactment schedules will be discussed.  (Mr C. will attend—Crew has important conflict)


Jan 22   Venturing Jamboree Meeting


Jan 21    Tony Astarita Eagle Court of Honor  Hamilton Club of Lancaster, Saturday, 2-4 pm


Feb 19   Venturing Jamboree Meeting


March 12   Venturing Jamboree Meeting


March 25  Civil War Preservation Ball in the Rotunda of the Harrisburg Capitol Building. Venture Crew typically plays on the stairs as guests enter and at intermission. 7-10:00 PM  FDC plays at 6:15 PM play as guests enter and for intermission.  Benifits the GBPA PA Gettysburg Monument Fund


March 27  BSA Troop 83 and Venture Crew 1861 Court of Honor.  ( Monday evening-date corrected)  Bareville Fire Hall Leola PA  6:30 PM


April 21-23   Venturing Jamboree Prep Weekend


May 5-7       Venturing Jamboree Prep Weekend  


May 19-21   Battle of New Market VA--a USV Event this year.  8895 George Collin Parkway, New Market, Virginia


May 27       Mountville VFW Memorial Day Parade, Saturday step off at 10:00 AM.



  • Historic Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade -step off at 10:00 AM, followed by Union Cemetery Service;  Lunch at the American Legion;
  • Venture Crew 1861 Court of Honor and refeshments between parades at the Cassidys' in Maytown;
  • Maytown American Legion Parade, Venture Crew 1861 leads off & carries the American Legion Colors for this parade! Step-off 4:00 PM;


June 23-25  National Civil War Field Music School, Fort McHenry,Baltimore  MD  http://www.nationalcivilwarfieldmusicschool.com/  (same dates for the GBPA Collectors Show in Gettysburg)


June 30, July 1-3   154th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg --Gettysburg Anniversary Committee see http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/   We will provide camp and field duties for the Union HQ and perforances in Activities Tent #2 in the Sutler's area.  This will be a USV and PRVC Event this year!  


July 10     Venture Crew 1861 Summer Picnic, 6:00 PM at the Cassidy's, 104 East High St., Maytown PA  17550 


July 19 - 28 National Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve, Jean, West Virginia 


Aug. 6      Venture Crew & Troop 83 Canoe Skills Training Part I  Pinchot State Park


Aug 19      Venture Crew and Tr 83 Canoe Skills Part II - Whitewater (limited to Part I participants and Scouts with Canoeing MB) Leave from Zion Lutheran to location at Susquehanna River


Sept 2-3 Labor Day Weekend, "The Aftermath"  GBPA Daniel Lady Farm, Gettysburg -- medical weekend  (1st PRVC Field Music appeared along with Patriot Daughters of Lancaster on Saturday Sept 2; 10 AM- 4PM


Sept. 8- 10    “PA LUAU” Venturing Leadership Training Weekend, Camp Tuckahoe,  400 Tuckahoe Road, Dillsburg, PA  17019


Sept. 11      Troop 83 Flag Retirement Ceremony and 9-11 Remembrance with Venture Crew 1861 Fife & Drum Corps.  Upper Leacock Fire Company, Leola PA; assemble at 6:00 PM. Ceremony begins at 6:30 PM


Sept. 16     Restoration of Civil War Gravesites, St Mary's Cemetary Lancater PA (Eagle Scout Project of Nathaniel Johnston)  Details TBA


Sept 23   Readshaw's Ride for Preservation, GBPA and ABATE, Harrisburg Capitol to Battlefield Harley in Gettysburg 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM.  Benfits the GBPA Daniel Lady Farm and PA Gettysburg Monument Fund


Sept 25    BSA Troop 83 and Venture Crew 1861 Court of Honor(Monday evening) Covered Dish Supper, Zion Lutheran Church, Leola.  Details TBA


Sept 29     Construction & Painting Fence Trash Can Screens for the  Daniel Lady Farm (Venturing Summit Project of Maria Jilka) Jilka's Stables Elizabethtown


Oct 7        Final Construction of Trash Can Fence Screening Jilka's Elizabethtown


Oct. 13-15   Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment,  Middletown, VA  


Nov. 11  "A Salute to Veterans" -Saturday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Marticville Middle School, 356 Frogtown Road, Pequea, PA 


Nov. 17-19 Remembrance Day Weekend  (1st PRVC schedule to be confirmed)

           Fri. evening: Arrival &  GBPA Annual Dinner performance 

                                Fife & Drum Jam Session at Dobbin House

           Sat. 8:AM:  PRVC Memorial March around Little Roundtop

           Sat, 11:30 AM: Lunch and performance at Musicians Monument, LeFever St.

           Sat. 1:00 PM:  SUVCW Grand Parade

           Sat. evening:  SUVCW Civil War Ball at Windham Hotel

           Sun. noon: “Rock Concert” Jam Session on Devil's Den 


Dec 2     Victorian Holidays at Landis Vally Farm Museum (PA Historical & Museum Commission) with Civil War Dancing,  CW Reenactors in Winter quarters. Music appreciated


Dec 3     Marietta Christmas House Tour- benefits Marietta Preservation Associates; (Sun. 11:00 AM- 7 :00 PM, Fife & Drum traditionally performs 1-4 PM) www.mariettarestoration.org   


Dec 9      The Inns of Gettysburg Annual Holiday House Tour at the Daniel Lady Farm;  noon to 5 PM 


Dec 30    Civil War Christmas Ball with BSA Explorer Post 1863 Alumni and others at Old Fire House, Landis Valley Farm Museum


BSA Venture Crew 1861 is chartered by the

Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA.org)

and is a member of the 1st Regiment, U.S. Volunteers and

the Pennsylvania Reserve Battalion (PRVC, Inc.) reenactment organizations