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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Civil War weekend at the Wade House, Sept. 27 & 28, B.Y.O.C.

History, Interesting places, Short trips, Special events, War

This weekend, the Wade House in Greenbush, Wisconsin, will host its 18th Annual Civil War Weekend. If you have an interest in American history, this event should prove to be very enjoyable. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate.

I have not been to one of these events for 11 years but am planning to attend this one. (Photos are mine from 1997)

The event opens at 10am both days and closes at 5pm.




Not only are there a host of reenactment soldiers, vendors and craftsmen, they also hold actual reenactment battles--complete with cannon and horsemen.

From the Wade House website:

"In what has become the biggest and best Civil War re-enactment in Wisconsin, Confederate and Union armies set up camp on the sprawling, wooded grounds of Wade House. Visitors meet and mingle with the troops as well as civilian sutlers — civilian merchants who follow troop movements to sell Civil War-era merchandise.
Each day two battle scenarios will unfold. The historic battle scenarios feature cavalry, infantry and artillery duels between Union and Confederate troops, always a crowd pleaser at every Civil War Weekend. Download a schedule of events (PDFfrequently asked questions (PDF 59KB) about the annual event.

If you are going, don't forget to bring your own chairs! Much like the ladies and gentlemen watched the actual civil war battles from a safe distance for entertainment, attendees set up their chairs on the battle sidelines to watch.

If you have ear plugs, these would be good too. IT IS LOUD! Wear comfortable shoes--you will walk a lot.

Ticket prices are: Adults $12; children (5-17) $6; students and senior citizens (65 and older) $10; families $30.

For more information, Email: Phone: 920-526-3271

The Wade House is located on W7824 Center Street, Greenbush, WI

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