Montgomery County officials say they are pleased to play host to the U.S. Colored Troops Living History Association’s annual conference that is scheduled to take place next week.
Officials say on October 19th, as part of the annual conference, re-enactors will visit local schools to discuss the role of African-American troops in the Civil War and what life was like for those soldiers.
They will be at Northeast Middle and High Schools at 9 and 10 a.m. and at Tabernacle Christian School at 11 a.m. and at Rossview High School throughout that morning.
In addition to talking to local students, on Saturday, Civil War historian, Dr. David H. Slay will speak about U.S. Colored Troops in the Middle Mississippi Valley at the Montgomery Room at the Riverview Inn at 2 p.m.
The association’s annual national meeting will take place Friday, October 19th through Sunday, October 21st at Riverview Inn located at 50 College Street.