If you have an interest in the War Between the States (known as the Civil War above the Mason Dixon Line), this is one concert you don’t want to miss.
Monday, July 9 – 6
p.m. – Gates open at 5 p.m.
Civil War Music
Concert by the Libby Prison Minstrels
The Libby Prison Minstrels return to Hagley Museum in the Brandywine Valley for a command performance to mark the conclusion of
Hagley’s year-long commemoration of the Civil War. The five-piece band is modeled after a real group of Union prisoners who performed in the infamous
Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War. The band’s repertoire includes soldier songs (North and South), songs from home, Irish-American
ballads, sea shanties, spirituals, period fiddle tunes, and Early American dance music.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor performance in the historic setting of Workers’ Hill. Bring a picnic or visit the Belin House Organic Café. If you stay at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast you can also pick up wonderful food at the Fresh Market Grocery just 3 miles south of us. Bring the family. There will be fun for all! Admission is $2 for members, $3 for not-yet-members, and children five and under are admitted free. Use the main entrance off Route 141. In the event of rain or excessive heat, please check their website for change of venue information. Reservations are appreciated at (302)