Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience

We’re transforming the UMA-Bangor campus this July as Civil War re-enactors from Maine and beyond gather for a weekend filled with facts and fun.

Beginning with an historically accurate encampment, Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience will give participants and visitors a chance to see what life was like for soldiers and civilians during the War Between the States.

The line-up of activities includes:

  • Encampment
  • Dress Parade
  • Firing Competition
  • Artillery Demonstration
  • Skirmish
  • Presentations by local and national Civil War historians
  • Mock trial of a deserter
  • Learn how to drill like a Civil War soldier
  • and more!

And…it’s all FREE for attendees!

Click here for the Schedule of Events.

The encampment will be held at the UMA-Bangor campus near Eastport Hall at 128 Texas Ave.

Are you a re-enactor looking to bring your unit or join one? Click here for registration details.

Want to volunteer to help with this event? Sign up here, select “Special Events Assistant” and we’ll get back to you soon.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Bloomer Russell

Brian Swartz

Eastern Maine Medical Center

Fairmount Market

Leadbetter’s

Maine Real Estate Management

Quirk Auto Group

Realty of Maine

Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law