Candlelight Tour

Saturday Evening, November 4, 2023

September 30 & October 1, 2023 Living History Events

Guest Speaker Lisa Grabenbauer of Prairie Star Botanicals Speaking at Ft. Atkinson Visitor Center - Saturday, Sept. 30 10:30 on "Prairie Flowers and Medicinal Plants"

On going: spinners, weavers, trader’s cabin, blacksmith/tinsmith, cooper, and more!

Saturday, September 30
Day/Time Place Event
10:00 AM The Troop (Roll call, inspection, raise colours, and morning gun, flag pole)
10:00 AM West Side of Barracks Archeological dig, west side of barracks (ongoing)
10:15 AM Flagpole Prepare for Inspection
10:30 PM Visitor Center Guest Speaker Lisa Grabenbauer of Prairie Star Botanicals Speaking at Ft. Atkinson Visitor Center - Saturday, Sept. 30 10:30 on "Prairie Flowers and Medicinal Plants"
11:00 AM Council House Traditional food preservation techniques local foods
12:00 PM Flagpole on Parade Ground Assembly, Noon Gun
12:05 PM Dinner Call (Peas upon a trencher)
12:00 PM South Gate Pressing Apples for Cider
1:15 PM Near North Gate Haying 1820’s style
1:45 PM Near Garden Harvesting Demonstration
2:15 PM Camp Recovery platform Winnowing
4:00 PM The Retreat (Roll call, Inspection, evening gun, flagpole) Flag is lowered; Call in sentries--cease all challenging. End of public hours.
Sunday, October 1
Day/Time Place Event
10:00 AM The Troop (Roll call, inspection, raise colours, and morning gun, flag pole)
10:00 AM West Side of Barracks Archeological dig, west side of barracks (ongoing)
12:00 PM Flagpole on Parade Ground Assembly, Noon Gun
12:05 PM Dinner Call (Peas upon a trencher)
12:00 PM Trader's Cabin Log Hewing
12:15 PM Council House "Feeding the Frontier Fort"
1:15 PM Near North Gate Haying 1820’s style
1:45 PM Near Gard Harvesting Demonstration
2:15 PM Camp Recovery Platform Winnowing
4:00 PM The Retreat (Roll call, Inspection, evening gun, flagpole) Flag is lowered; Call in sentries--cease all challenging. End of public hours.

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Footage courtesy of Clay Massa

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September 30 & October 1, 2023 Living History Events

Guest Speaker Lisa Grabenbauer of Prairie Star Botanicals Speaking at Ft. Atkinson Visitor Center - Saturday, Sept. 30 10:30 on "Prairie Flowers and Medicinal Plants"

On going: spinners, weavers, trader’s cabin, blacksmith/tinsmith, cooper, and more!

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