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Civil War Days


THURSDAY, May 22nd, 2014  at  7:00 PM


*****Free Guided Tour of Historic Oak Grove  Cemetery*****

COLDWATER, MI.

   

Meet  at the cemetery entrance on Old West Chicago Street, off Willow Ln.

on the north side, off Chicago Road, the west side of Coldwater.

Donations accepted.


Schedule of Activities

May 23, 24, 25, 2014


      FRIDAY,  May 23

                                                                                    HERITAGE PARK

                                                                   COLDWATER, MI.
          9 am - 3 pm    Education Day for area 5th grade schools

                                                               by Invitation only  

      
         3:00 pm   Re-en-actor Registration Opens @ Command Post Pavilion,

                          Heritage Park

 

          Note: Registration and Setup on Thursday if participating on Education Day

                     for Friday.


                                                                          29 W. PARK AVE.

                                                                     COLDWATER, MI.

          4:00 pm ($) President  Lincoln Train Ride

                                Start  Boarding Little River Railroad Train - 29 W. Park Ave.                                                                               Train departs the station at 5 pm

                                to pick up President  Abraham Lincoln &  Mrs  Lincoln

                                at in Quincy, MI.  and return to Coldwater.          

 

                    Veterans and children under 18 accompanied by an adult ride FREE

(During this ride only)

Everyone must have a ticket because of limited seating    

                     Tickets available at: 

                                         Sauk Trail Trading Post  - 168 Division Street, Coldwater, MI  

                               517-278-5100

                                         Jeannies Diner - 14 W. Chicago St. Coldwater, MI.

                              517-279-9965

                              Quincy Ace Hardware - 1 E. Chicago St., Quincy, MI.
                                         517-639-5325                        
                                        Coldwater Garden Restaurant - 432 E. Chicago St., Coldwater, MI.

                                         517-278-3172

                              Valle's Restaurant  -  575 E. Chicago St., Bronson MI.
                                                 517-369-9349
                              Jack's Thriftway Grocery - 202 S. Broadway,  Union City, MI.
                                                 517-741-8791
                                         

                              or email us at bmbdasmith@aol.com  or call  517- 462-1054


 HERITAGE PARK

COLDWATER, MI.

        7:00 pm (Friday)   FREE - Jim Stout Concert 

                                            under the Big Tent at  Heritage Park

               


29 W. PARK AVE.

COLDWATER, MI.

        SATURDAY Morning : MAY 24    


      9:00 am          Start Boarding  - TRAIN RIDE ROBBERY  ($) 

 Little River Railroad  at  29 W. Park Ave.

Train departs the station at 10 am.


Train Tickets for this event
Adults & Youth (13 yrs and older)  $15.00

Children (12 yrs to 5 yrs) $5.00

Children (4yrs  and under ride Free)

Everyone must have a ticket for this ride

                     Tickets available at:

                                         Sauk Trail Trading Post  - 168 Division Street, Coldwater, MI

                                                517-278-5100
                                        
Jeannies Diner - 14 W. Chicago St. Coldwater, MI.

                                                517-279-9965

                                         Valle's Restaurant  -  575 E. Chicago St., Bronson MI.
                                                 517-369-9349
                                         Jack's Thriftway Grocery - 202 S. Broadway,  Union City, MI.
                                                 517-741-8791

                                                      Quincy Ace Hardware - 1 E. Chicago St., Quincy, MI.

                                                 517-639-5325 
                                       
Jack's Thriftway Grocery - 202 S. Broadway,  Union City, MI.
                                                 517-741-8791

                                        or  bmbdasmith@aol.com  or call  517- 462-1054


        SATURDAY, MAY 24                          HERITAGE PARK
                                                                                          COLDWATER, MI.

                                                                  FREE Admission 

  

           ( at  HERITAGE PARK)

           9:00  am              Heritage Park Open to the public   (FREE Admission)

           9 am - 5 pm        Tents 1-3 - Artisans, Crafters

           9 am - 5 pm        Large Tent - Civil War artifacts & displays

           9 am - 5 pm        Southern Schoolhouse

           9 am - 5 pm        Heritage Schoolhouse (Hourly lessons & outdoor Civil War

                                       games)

          10:00 - 12:30        Vintage Baseball Tournament @ Soccer Field

          10:30 - 11:30 pm  1860's Funeral  under the Large Tent

          11:30 - 12:30 pm  Entertainment under the Large Tent

          12:30 - 1:30          Fashion Show  - 1860's Mourning Traditions @ Large Tent

          12:30 - 1:30          Pres. Lincoln,  Gen. Lee & Gen. Grant Presentations @

                                       Lincoln Tent

           2:00  pm              Battle of  Perryville

           3:00 - 4:00 pm    Generals: Robt. E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant will speak.

           3:00 pm              After Battle Surgery  under the Doctors Tent.     

           3:00 - 5:00 pm    Vintage Baseball Tournament & Trophy Presentations 

                                       @ the Soccer Field
           4:15 pm              Civil War Wedding  Under the large tent 

           5:00 pm              Camps Closed for the public

           5:00 pm              Re-enactors  Only -  Dinner

           7:00 - 10pm     Military & Civilian Ball  -  Music by Glen Morningstar

                                                                               &   Ruffwater String Band

                               (dance is open to the public for  viewing and periodic  participation

           9:45 pm            Night Firing of the Cannons ( Battlefield )

                             

     

                                                                                     HERITAGE PARK
                                                                 FREE Admission 

      SUNDAY,  MAY 25

         9:00 am          HERITAGE PARK open to the public (FREE Admission)

         9 am - 3 pm    Tents 1 - 3,  Artisans, Crafters

         9 am - 3 pm    Heritage Schoolhouse  (school lessons & games)

         9 am - 3 pm    Southern Schoolhouse  (storyteller, Uncle Remus) 

        10 am              Non-denominational Church Service -  open to the public 

        11 am - 12       Payday for the  military men, Union and Confederate

        12:30 - 1:30     1860's Funeral and Mourning Traditions under the Large Tent

           1 pm - 2 pm    Generals: Robert E. Lee & Ulysses Grant  will speak    

        1:00 pm           Pie Eating Contest

        2:00 pm           Battle of Chickamauga


        3:00 pm           Closed to the Public


     SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE        


Check out  Branch County Civil War Days on Facebook

for more photographs.