Historical Society Hosts Civil War Reenactment September 23 -24 in Manitowoc


Civil War Remembered will take place at the Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc, on Saturday, September 23 from 2 to 8 pm and Sunday, September 24 from 11 am to 3 pm. 
Although it has been over 150 years since our country has fought in the Civil War, the diaries, stories, and lessons still remain. The Historical Society's Pinecrest Village is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history. Join reenactors as they stage a battle complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of local people who made a difference in history. The family-friendly event features food, fun, and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era reproduction products.

As part of the Saturday program, there will be an evening Civil War era dance from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, where you can waltz along or be a wallflower. On Saturday evening, you can also experience camp-life with evening light with paths and camps lit by lantern light. Join the Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin for an evening serenade. 
The Civil War Remembered event will feature demonstrations, artillery, cavalry and infantry drills, and medical scenarios. A main battle reenactment will be held at 4:30 pm on Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday. A full time schedule of activities can be found at ManitowocCountyHistory.org/programs/civilwardays.  
Food and beverages will be available from Nina's Pita Hut.

General Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for youth 4-17, children under 4 years of age are free. General Admission is always free for members! You can purchase your tickets when you arrive or pre-purchase your admission tickets. 
On Sunday, September 24, any youth (18 or under) Scout (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.) who comes to Civil War Days in his or her uniform will be given free admission. 
Civil War Days is made possible by Bank First and Seehafer Broadcasting.

About the Manitowoc County Historical Society
Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a museum of living history. This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village - a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County's early settlers. 
Pinecrest Historical Village began in 1970 with a land donation from the Hugo and Eleanor Vetting family.  The Village has grown to represent a reproduction of a small Wisconsin community during the early 1900s. The buildings form the commercial, social, and political core of a town and they represent several architectural styles of Wisconsin's history. The furnishings, items, and tools in the various buildings used by the Pinecrest Village interpreters are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions. 

For more information on the Manitowoc County Historical Society, contact the museum at (920) 684-4445 or ManitowocCountyHistory.org.