Lamoni Civil War Days

Lamoni Civil War Days is back!! This year’s event will take place on May 19-21.  You can check out their website at  http://civilwardays.org/

 

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2017 Civil War Days
Schedule of events

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • School Day Program 
    10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
     Free to all students: public, private or home schooled.
    PLEASE click on the School Day page for more information.
All Day Encampments & Battlefield Next to Home Pond – Follow the Pretty Signs (click for map)
  • Upon arrival, every individual Reenactor and Living Historian must sign a Registration Form and event waiver.
    This way we know you’re here and our insurance is in effect.
    No one needs to join any organization or pay any membership dues. However, you are encouraged to check your blueberry pies at the gate for safe keeping.>>> EVERY horse must show current health papers in order to enter the event (Coggins) – no exceptions.Please check the Event Schedule and the 14th Lamoni Civil War Days Event Map so you’ll know when what’s going on where.
All Day On-Going Attractions in & around Lamoni Town Center:
  • Amish crafts available for purchase around town & in The Welcome Center, located at the Lamoni exit #4 off of I-35
  • Numerous Stores throughout Lamoni
  • Tours of historic Liberty Hall, 19th Century home of Joseph Smith III at 1138 West Main Street 
    Open 10:00-4:00 Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday & 1:30-5:00 Sunday over the weekend

The 2017 schedule has not been finalized yet…be sure to check back closer to the event

Saturday, May 20, 2017

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Opening Ceremonies on the Battlefield located next to Home Pond:
  • 11:00 AM >>> Opening Ceremony  featuring Just Enough Speechifying  
  • 11:30 AM  An Extremely Loud Cannon Demonstration
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM On-Going Activities in the Military Encampments and Period Town Square:
  • On-Going All Day Period Games & Toys 
    featuring games of the 19th century, a time before video games & Tweets when people really knew how to have fun
  • 11:30 AM  Period Fashion Show featuring males, females, civilian, military, young, old, good, bad, ugly 
  • 11:30 AM  A Very Special Mortar target shooting competition across the Battlefield
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM +/- Ladies’ Tea in Town Square >> Jaclyn Theis, The Victorian Lady, presents her very special tea ceremony – Enjoy a cup of tea and learn the silent meaning of the Language of the Fan. Seating is limited. (also at 4:00 PM Saturday and at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM Sunday)
  • A very special presentation on Fashions of the Civil War Era at the James Country Sutlery tent. 
1:00 PM  Reenactors Prepare for Period Battle
>>> Please leave the Reenactor camps so that they can prepare for the 2:00 PM battle.
You are invited to remain in the Period Town Square and enjoy the period tradespeople, sutlers, and period food. Be sure and get a good seat to see the battle.
2:00 PM  Period Battle – Day #1
>>> Battle  – features cavalry, artillery, infantry, medical units and presents a different scenario each day Bring Your Lawn Chair
(battlefield is located next to Home Pond and is accessible via North Mulberry – please refer to maps & signs for directions)
3:00 PM to 10:00 PM On-going Activities on the Battlefield, in the Military Encampments, and in the Period Town Square:
  • 5:00 >>> Military Camps Closed to Public <<<                Please respect their privacy.
  • >>> The Period Town Square remains open and the public is welcome until 10:00 PM even though the camps close at 5:00 PM<<<
  • 5:30 Celebration of  marriage in the Town Square.
  • 6:00 Reenactors’ Meal Delicious period meal served in the encampment to every Living Historian in period dress. 
    Bring your own period cutlery.
  • Beverages available for purchase from Doc’s Root BeerPurveyors of Exquisite Liquid Refreshment 
  • 9:00 PM Dramatic Night Artillery Firing at the Battlefield (east of Home Pond)
All Day On-Going Attractions in & around Lamoni Town Center:
  • Amish crafts available for purchase around town
  • Numerous Stores throughout Lamoni: Linden Street Coffee House, Blue Frog Arts, The Gallery, The Gift Shop, Amish on Main, The Bar, restaurants, clothing stores, etc.
  • Tours of historic Liberty Hall, 19th Century home of Joseph Smith III, at 1138 West Main Street 
    Open 10:00-4:00 Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday & 1:30-5:00 Sunday over the Labor Day weekend 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

>>> Please leave the Reenactor camps so that they can prepare for the 11:00 AM battle.
You are invited to remain in the Period Town Square and enjoy the period tradespeople, sutlers, and period food. Be sure and get a good seat to see the battle.
11:00 AM  Period Battle – Day #2
>>> Battle  features cavalry, artillery, infantry, medical units and presents a different scenario each day Bring Your Lawn Chair
(battlefield is located next to Home Pond and is accessible via North Mulberry – please refer to maps & signs for directions)
1:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tours of historic Liberty Hall, 19th Century home of Joseph Smith III at 1138 West Main Street 
Open 10:00-4:00 Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday & 1:30-5:00 Sunday over the Labor Day weekend 
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