Demonstration Day - Haversack Packing

A reenactor reaches into a canvas bag hanging over his shoulder while gesturing with his other hand.

WHEN YOU WERE IN SCHOOL did you carry a bag with all the items you needed each day? Well, soldiers in the 1830s also carried a bag of essentials. Instead of a backpack soldiers carried a type of bag called a haversack. Join us and learn about what types of items would be in a soldier’s haversack and try your hand at packing one yourself.