History relived in Menomonee Falls

July 19, 2012 by  

This Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, a Civil War Encampment will be held at the Old Falls Village Museum in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. This event will run both days from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This stunning 12-acre park will be home to a number of re-enactment activities over the course of the weekend, including an infantry drill, an artillery drill, cannon fire, a General Grant press conference, a meet and greet with President Lincoln, a period Fashion Show and many more. Each day, there will be a number of demonstrations including battle re-enactments, gun displays, and a tar and feathering scenario.

Guests who attend this event will be able to tour buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s period, which include a log house, barn, school, dairy, and railroad depot. There will be food and drinks available, a kids’ scavenger hunt, and live regimental band music. There will be people living camp life and presenting demos on various camps and wood carving. All of the buildings open to tour feature antiques and furnishings from the period. All in all, this should make for a great family event and history learning experience.

Flyer printing and poster printing may have advertised this event to the public and historians interested in learning more about the period. Admission to this encampment is $5 for adults, $3 for children aged 6 to 14, and kids under six are admitted free. For more information, please visit the Old Falls Village website or call 262-250-3901.