Fish Creek Hosts Civil War Re-Enactors and Demonstrations

The public is welcome to attend the “1800s Living History Weekend” featuring Civil War re-enactors and demonstrations showing military and civilian life of the Civil War Era. Presenters will be members of Company E Re-enactors from the Green Bay area. This special event will take place on August 13 from 9 am – 5 pm and August 14 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Fish Creek Park, located on Highway 42 across from the Peninsula State Park entrance. There is a suggested donation of $4 for adults and $2 for children, which will benefit the Gibraltar Historical Association.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view military camp life activities, take part in drills and firing demos, help to recruit and train the kids, view a period clothing show, and learn about life in the Civil War era. A special feature this year will be Civil War medicine demonstrations with Terry Stults.

Those with Civil War costumes or artifacts are welcome to bring their collection for others to enjoy.

The Historic Noble House, circa 1875, located on the intersection of Highway 42 and Main Street will be open for touring. Guided tours are from 12 – 4:30 pm daily. A special exhibit called “The Country Doctor” has been added.

Ron Dammon of Fish Creek will lead a “Living History Weekend Stroll” on August 12 at 10 am. He will tell about the history and architecture of churches and hotel buildings along Fish Creek’s streets. The tour will begin at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall, located across from Clark Park. Free will donations are appreciated.

For more information call 920.493.4279.