The Anoka County Historical Society’s annual meeting at Majestic Oaks Golf Club, Ham Lake, Sunday, March 24, 1 p.m., will feature a presentation on Civil War music history.
John Guthmann and Jim Moffet, two longtime members of the state’s premier Civil War re-enacting unit, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, will explain and demonstrate the instruments and various calls, signals and martial aires that were an essential part of the daily life of all Minnesota’s volunteer soldiers 150 years ago.
They will talk about how one book in the collection of the Anoka County Historical Society has proven to be instrumental in the ongoing musicology of this near-forgotten segment of American folk music.
The cost is $17 for society members, $20 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 763-421-0600.
Majestic Oaks Golf Club is located at 701 Bunker Lake Blvd., Ham Lake.