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History comes alive at Runestone Museum

Shane Christen, portraying 3rd Sergeant Steele, talks about some of the firearms and ammunition that were used during the Civil War at History Live at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria Friday. The event will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press) 1 / 3
Dylan (left) and Addison Gray, accompanied by their mother, Kristi Breitling (right), try their hand at “blacksmithing” using clay instead of iron at History Live at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria Friday. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press) 2 / 3
A group a children, accompanied by staff from Wilderness Inquiry, paddle a 24-foot Voyageur canoe along the shore of Lake Agnes. Because of high winds the canoe stayed close to shore with staff wading alongside it. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)3 / 3

Shane Christen, portraying 3rd Sergeant Steele, talks about some of the firearms and ammunition that were used during the Civil War at History Live at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria Friday. The event will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)

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