This year marks the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War, and area museums are programs about the war and what it meant to the people of Alabama and Georgia.
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the West Point Women's Club have joined to present the Third annual Plantation Dinner and Ball on April 16. It is part of the Columbus Symphony's Noteworthy Party series.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with mint juleps at the fully restored Fort Tyler, near West Point, Ga.
At 7:15 p.m., dinner will be served in the Griggs Plantation, catered by Mar Barronton. The Belles and Beaus Dancers will perform, along with the Munro Band and the dancers will teach guests period dancing.
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At 9 p.m., there will be a candlelight tour of Fort Tyler. The Fort Tyler Association will have re-enactors along the paths telling guests about the Battle of West Point, which was April 16, 1865.
There will be also be a silent auction.
Guests are asked to wear dressy clothing, or 1860s period gowns or uniforms.
Tickets are $75, and proceeds benefit the Columbus Symphony and the West Point Women's Club. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early.