Ever wonder what times were like in the Civil War? Gain answers to these questions at the Gibraltar Historical Association’s (GHA’s) Civil War Encampment Weekend. The event will take place in the Fish Creek Park, which is on Highway 42 across from the Fish Creek entrance to Peninsula State Park, on July 12 and 13. Saturday’s events will take place from 9 am – 5 pm, and Sunday’s events will continue from 10 am – 4 pm.
The encampment consists of more than 60 dedicated military and civilian reenactors from the Company E of the Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Look forward to the weekend’s schedule of realistic events including, touring the soldier, civilian camps, period clothing showings, Civil War medicine demonstrations, military drills, and firing demonstrations. This is a great family friendly way to learn, experience, and participate in the Civil War.
In between demonstrations, stop and view the “fur and bones” table hosted by Peninsula State Park’s Nature Center. This educational display is a fun way to learn about animals and the ways of a trapper.
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, viewers are encouraged to tour the Historical Alexander Noble House at the corner of Highway 42 and Main Street in Fish Creek. This season’s special exhibit is, “A Glimpse of Old Fish Creek” featuring 1900s to 1950s period clothing amid room settings in circa 1875 Greek Revival Farmhouse. For more information call 920.868.2091.