This annual special event at Wade House brings the history of the American Civil War to life. Held the last weekend in September, Civil War Weekend is two action-filled days of battle re-enactments, military drills, medical care situations, period music and food, demonstrations, educational presentations and more. The weekend spectacle involves more than 500 re-enactors and each year features a different historic scenario crucial to the outcome of the war.
Watch the spectacle of hundreds of soldiers — cavalry, infantry and artillery — as they struggle across the field of conflict. Experience the 1860s clash of arms between North and South as Union and Confederate troops set up camp, conduct drills and offer a variety of demonstrations. Civilian and women's issues, a medical field hospital and music of the Civil War era are presented interactively each day, and special hands-on experiences abound. Expanded food and beverage offerings and an extensive array of Civil War-related items are available for sale on site.
Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Hwy 23
Greenbush, WI 53026
Wade House, an 1850s stagecoach inn built to serve traffic along the plank road that connected Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, tells the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family during the Civil War years. In addition to the inn, the historic site includes the recently reconstructed Herrling sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation. Wade House is also home to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which houses the state's largest collection of antique carriages and working wagons.
We are the host unit for this event and we have made some changes to the event this year. Setup will be different from past years and we will need to make sure that we help the Historical Society get reenactors where they need to be and to also remind them that they need to unload and move their cars moved.
We are waiting to hear from Hinsdale to see if they will allow us to fire the cannon. This would take place before the Downers Grove Parade.
Location: Steps off at Main and Grant Streets @ 12:45PM, heads south to Warren Avenue where it will end.
This is a split event where if there is an interest for members to go to both. Registration is required for Hartford please visit the link below to register.
This events need to be coordinated with Chuck
Civil War encampments are back in town. Swarms of 1860s blue and grey uniformed soldiers will blend into the historic skyline of Galena. Civilians in period-correct attire will grace the camp in living history fashion. The public is invited to watch the proceedings of camp life and witness the reenactment then relax and enjoy a classic Sanitary Fair.
-9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Living history camp.
-11:30 a.m.: Battle.
-Sanitary Fair & Bazaar.
-Live music and dancing.
-9 a.m.: Church service.
-9 a.m.: Living history camp.
-11:30 a.m.: Battle.
-Soldiers aid society meeting followed by Ladies Tea & Entertainment.
See more at: http://www.visitgalena.org/illinois-events?eventID=6706&mode=event#sthash.lMCfSF2v.dpuf
Living History event at the Sheldon Peck Homestead. The cannon and blacksmithing deminstrations.