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Reenactor to portray Union soldier as History Center marks Civil War's sesquicentennial

       In a year marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the War Between the States, the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) will host a “First Person Portrayal of a Civil War Soldier” Saturday, Oct. 10.
       The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in the Old Colorado City History Center, which the volunteer society owns and operates at 1 S. 24th St.
       Featured will be area reenactor Benny Nasser, who will “become” Union soldier Darius Minier.
       Nasser is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, as well as the 21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry and the 2nd Colorado Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War reenacting unit. He will take up Minier's story through his recollections after the war, when he was living in Denver, a press release release states.
       Admission is $5 cost for non-OCCHS members. No reservations are required, but seating is limited. For more information, go to the center or call when it's open at 636-1225 (Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 10/2/15; Community: Old Colorado City History Center)

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