Family fun: Gettysburg and Vicksburg Family Day

  • Updated: June 29, 2013 - 3:44 PM

Battle flag captured from the 28th Virginia Infantry at Pickett's Charge during the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, part of the new Civil War exhibit opening March 2nd 2013, at the Minnesota History Center. Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune bbisping@startribune.com ORG XMIT: MIN1302161639043519

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GETTYSBURG/VICKSBURG ANNIVERSARY FAMILY DAY

A salute to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the fall of Vicksburg, with a variety of activities for history buffs, including dancing, crafts and a fashion showcase of historical clothing. Music by the New Pearl Buttons; make a Union photo case to take home. (Noon-4 p.m. Thu. $6-$11. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-259-3000. www.mnhs.org.)

BOOSTER DAYS

Pack up the family for a holiday week excursion filled with events for all ages. Take in a parade and feel the thrill of carnival rides. Also bingo, live music and beer garden. Fireworks at dusk on Saturday. (Mon.-Thu. Lakefront Park Hudson, 1st and Walnut streets, Hudson, Wis. www.hudsonboosters.net.)

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