After meeting the reenactors, blacksmiths, and musicians at the Civil War Days Living History Encampment, I decided to try out the historic games.
In one game, called hoop and stick, you use a stick to keep a big hoop (like a hula hoop, but made of wood) rolling. Sadly, I am too short for this game.
They also had the game of graces, where you use a pair of sticks to launch a small hoop through the air, and your partner tries to catch it with their own pair of sticks. As you can see by the photo, I was looking for a partner!
Some of the children reenactors were playing a game of baseball, which became popular in military camps during the Civil War.
Want to play?