Heritage Days marches back to town August 17th & 18th

The 25th Annual Galesburg Heritage Days embark on Lake Storey Park August 17th and 18th. The two-day event is one of the largest living history events in the nation. The Civil War Event Director is “Sergt Eb” Mark Ebner. “We have two different venues out there,” Ebner said. “We have one venue that is a fully-fielded Civil War encampment. Another venue that is closer to the Pavilion which is a Pre-1840 Rendezvous. We’re a lot about the practices that took place, the equipment that was used… Over at the Rendezvous- you know, the way that fires were started years ago before you just took out your Bic lighter.”  The Civil War Encampment in Lake Storey Park has a full day of events that begins at 9:00 am. The encampment includes the H.L. Hunley Traveling Exhibit, craft, food, and clothing demonstrations, music and more. The first-weekend Skirmish is at 10:00 am August 17th and Artillery night fire at 9:00 pm. The Rendezvous site begins August 17th at 7:00 am with breakfast and even more vendors, food, and demonstrations. For a full list of all the events and times, visit the Galesburg Heritage Days website.