Do you have Civil War ancestry? If so, a fun family outing this weekend can help you show the kids a little bit about how the soldiers lived, how they dressed, and how life affected them. A bonus will be meeting Honest Abe!
These kinds of historical re-enactments can add a lot of flavor to your genealogy, with demonstrations of clothing, blacksmithing, weapons, music, and more. [The food booths will undoubtedly be totally 21st century.] I'll be there--how about you?