North Judson War Reenactment in Jeopardy

A Civil War encampment will make an appearance at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum next weekend.

A Civil War reenactment planned in North Judson this fall may be canceled, due to a lack of volunteers. The event would commemorate the return of local soldiers at the end of the war in 1866 and would be part of the town’s celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial.

The reenactment is scheduled for October 7 and 8, to tie in with the arrival of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch. North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins told the town council Monday that changes to the reenactment’s location have made it difficult for organizers to find people willing to take part. Organizer Andy Martin originally planned to hold the reenactment at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, but conflicts with the museum’s Pumpkin Train event have forced organizers to look for another site.