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Upcoming Events

October 19, 2018
Mommy, Daddy, and Me playgroup

October 26, 2018
Mommy, Daddy, and Me playgroup

October 29, 2018
Mommy, Daddy, and Me playgroup

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850 W. Sharon Avenue, Suite 6
Houghton, MI 49931
Iola Brubaker, Director
906.482.9353 [fax]


July 27, 2018
Annual Battery D Civil War Encampment Re-enactment
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., July 27-29; Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor  
Experience Civil War Army life during the Battery D Civil War Encampment at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park! Re-creating the volunteer artillery unit organized at White Pigeon, Michigan, in 1861, the group will interpret army life of the period, demonstrating artillery drills, period cooking and soldiers' pastimes. Their encampment will feature costumed interpreters, tents, a depiction of army barracks life, and full-scale artillery pieces, as well as authentically reproduced mess gear, small arms and other period artifacts such as clothing and flags. Demonstrations, including Civil War medical and undertaking procedures, Sunday morning church service, drills like cannon and small arms firing, and skits, all drawn from army life of the period, will be featured throughout the weekend. The encampment will be inside Fort Wilkins and can be visited from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

This event is free with your Recreation Passport and the public is welcome. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Fort Wilkins Historic State Park. If you do not have a Recreation Passport, one can be purchased at the park. For more information about the park or the event, call 906-289-4215.