Several Civil War battles took place in Missouri towns like Lexington, often bringing the war’s frontline right to people’s doorsteps. The public is invited to experience this aspect of the Civil War during the “At Home on the Frontlines” event at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12, 1101 Delaware St., Lexington.

The event will feature units of period-correct historical re-enactors going through military drills, including loading and firing Civil War-era cannons. Also featured will be craftsmen demonstrating traditional skills such as quilting, rope making, woodworking and toy making.

For more information, call the historic site at 660-259-4654. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit