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AGSAS Objectives:

We strive for authenticity in clothing, appearance, actions, attitude, and personality.  Specifically, our goals are to:

  • Research and study diaries, letters, textiles, garments, images and original artifacts of the period.
  • Share research with our peers and the public.
  • Participate in civilian scenarios at battle reenactments and living history programs.
  • Demonstrate and learn by doing period activities, not limited to, but including, knitting, sewing, quilting, spinning, needlework,rolling bandages, cooking, or doing laundry.
  • Develop our first person skills, both for public interpretation and our own education, and our third person interpretative skills.
  • Illustrate the impact that the War had on the lives of ordinary citizens including coping with separation or loss of family members, economic hardship, shortages, and substitutes and the impact of invading armies.
  • Study and educate the public on the role of soldiers' aid societies and of the various ways in which civilians on the homefront aided the war effort.
  • Raise awareness and contribute to non-profit organizations dedicated to preservation of historic sites. We have raised money through raffles of quilts, various reproduction items, and other period activities.