Battle of Carthage Vespers Service
July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pmFREE
Battle of Carthage 156th Anniversary Vespers Service
July 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site on East Chestnut Street
The Battle of Carthage Vespers Service, held every year on the anniversary of the battle, was originally conceived by Carthage historian, author, journalist, and civic leader, Marvin VanGilder over 25 years ago. Up until his passing in 2010, Marvin organized and conducted the event every year. A wonderful evolution of public interest and pride in our local heritage has taken place in recent years, resulting in not only increased involvement by the Missouri State Park System but other organizations as well. The Vespers Service is now an official event of “Battle of Carthage, Inc.” which is a non-profit organization, Garry Keene, President.
Please wear cool, comfortable clothing and bring your own lawn chairs. Enjoy old time music and honor our brave ancestors in song and prayer.
Sponsored by the Battle of Carthage, Inc.