Gibraltar Historical Association Hosts Living History Weekend

Step back in time and experience a weekend in early Fish Creek with the Gibraltar Historical Association’s (GHA’s) 1800s Living History Weekend. The event will take place in the Fish Creek Park, which is across from the Fish Creek entrance to Peninsula State Park on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2. Saturday’s events will take place from 9 am – 5 pm, and Sunday’s event will continue from 10 am – 4 pm.

The schedule for the weekend includes viewing military camp life activities, taking part in drills and firing demos, helping to recruit and train the kids, touring the soldier and civilian camps, viewing a period clothing show, and learning about the interesting life of the Civil War Era.

If you are a Civil War history buff and a collector of Civil War artifacts, don your costume or come and display your collection of artifacts for others to enjoy. Civil War Era musicians are always welcome to share their talent by spending a part of the day at the camp.

A donation of $4 for adults and $2 for children is suggested for participation, with proceeds benefitting the Gibraltar Historical Association. In addition to the events at the Fish Creek Park, participants in the Living History Weekend are encouraged to tour the Historic Noble House at the corner of Highway 42 and Main Street in Fish Creek. A special candlelight tour of the House will be held on Saturday, August 1 at 8:15 pm. Join Ron Dammon, Fish Creek resident, as he tells about the history and architecture of churches and hotel buildings along Fish Creek’s tree lined streets.

Also, a special “Living History Weekend Stroll” will be held on Friday, July 31 at 10 am. Tours start at the Gibraltar Town Hall across from Clark Park.

For more information about the weekend’s events, call 920.868.2091 or 920.868.3618.