Michigan's 2023
Civil War Events Listing

(Reenactments / Living Histories / School Programs / Commemorations / Presentations / Meetings)

Listing of Michigan Civil War Events and Civil War Events of Interest to Michigan

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--January 2023--

4 & 11. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

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--February 2023--

1 & 8. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

12. Annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Commemoration (Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC). Sponsored by the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Annual program and wreath laying at Lincoln Monument in Washington DC. Website: http://suvcw.org/mollus.htm.

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--March 2023--

1 & 8. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

Waiting for Date. Annual Meeting: Cumberland Guard Annual Meeting. 8 PM. Planning for 2022. Call-in Number: 425-436-6200, Access Number: 304766. Contact Nick Miner at nminer4@gmail.com or Rob Van at robert.r.van@gmail.com.

14. Civil War Seminar: To be Announced (Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Seminar is free. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

18 - 19. Black Powder Gun Show: 46th Annual Kalamazoo Living History Black powder Gun Show (Kalamazoo Fair Grounds, 2900 Lake Street [off I-94, Exit 80 North], Kalamazoo, Michigan). 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Sunday. The largest, nationally recognized, juried show in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accouterments and related crafts. The Kalamazoo Living History Show was created in 1976 to bring history alive and entertain as well as expose the general public to some of the most fascinating times in our history. Each year the focus of the show changes allowing various historical reenactment groups, organizations and individuals, dressed in period clothing, the opportunity to host the show and share their knowledge and enthusiasm of history with all of us. Admission is $7.00 for a single day, $10.00 for a weekend pass. Children 12 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by a parent. No strollers allowed. Anyone attending the show in pre-1890 style clothing will be eligible for a drawing on a door prize. The show is sponsored by Yankee Doodle Muzzle Loader, Inc. Website: http://www.kalamazooshow.com/index.html". Contact: Email at kalamazoolivinghistoryshow@gmail.com.

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--April 2023--

1. Encampment (Convention): Michigan Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Annual Encampment (Holiday Inn of Midland, 810 Cinema Dr., Midland, Michigan). Rooms $109 per night. Call 989-794-8500. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Michigan Department Website: https://www.suvcwmi.org/

5 & 12. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

8. 157th Anniversary Commemoration of the Grand Army of the Republic. (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. In addition to the normal exhibits, additional special G.A.R. exhibits will be on display. Refreshments will be available. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Individual interested in exhibiting their G.A.R., Allied Orders of the G.A.R., and even United Confederate Veterans artifacts should contact GARmichigan@gmail.com.

8. Tentative Date - Waiting for Confirmation. National Park Day (Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Ave, Detroit, Michigan). Historic Fort Wayne clean up. Come and assist us on the American Battlefield Trust sponsored National Park Day. We will be cleaning up the site preparing for spring opening. We are one of two sites in Michigan. Saturday April 9 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Website: http://historicfortwaynecoalition.com/. Contact: Tberlucchi@yahoo.com.

15. 67th Annual Lincoln Tomb Ceremony (Oakridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois). Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Parade to and wreath laying at the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln. Contact rpetro7776@aol.com or by Telephone at 636-274-4567.

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--May 2023--

3 & 10. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

6 - 7. Annual Billie Creek Civil War Days (65 South Billie Creek Rd, Rockville, Indiana). Hosts: 44th Tennessee, Company K and 49th Indiana Volunteers, Company F. 49th Indiana Volunteers, Company F. Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Seven Hundred Fifty tables of military items, book, prints, etc. $7.00 Admission, children under 12 - free. Free Parking. Website: billiecreekvillage@yahoo.com. .

6 - 7. Annual Ohio Civil War Show and Annual Artillery Show (Richland County Fairgrounds - U.S. 30 & Trimble Road Exit located 7 miles West of Exit 176 on I-71, Mansfield, Ohio). Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Seven Hundred Fifty tables of military items, book, prints, etc. $7.00 Admission, children under 12 - free. Free Parking. Website: http://www.ohiocivilwarshow.com. Telephone: 419-884-2194.

9. Civil War Seminar: To be Announced (Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

27. Memorial Day Program: Annual Mount Hope Cemetery Memorial Day Program (Soldiers Lot, Mount Hope Cemetery, corner of Mt. Hope and Aurelius Roads, Lansing, Michigan) 10:30 AM. Annual Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) ceremony at the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Soldiers' Lot. The SUVCW Lansing/Sunfield Curtenius Guard Camp #17 has been conducting this annual ceremony since 1984. Contact Paul David Arnold at hockeyboy121@sbcglobal.net.

27 - 28 Tentative Date - Waiting for Confirmation. Branch County (Coldwater) Civil War Days - Living History only, No Battles (Heritage Park, Coldwater, Michigan). Saturday & Sunday : Civil War artifacts & displays, Union & Confederate Camp Life, Artillery Demonstrations, Bathrooms, wood, straw, hay, water available for reenactors. Cannon Bounty for Artillery. Face book at Branch County Civil War Days.

28. Memorial Day Program: (Brethren Church, 8436 W. Grand Ledge Hwy, Sunfield, Michigan). 9:30 AM. Each year the Sunfield Helen Edwins Tent #30 of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War holds the Memorial Sunday Service. Contact Paul David Arnold at hockeyboy121@sbcglobal.net.

29. Memorial Day (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum also will be opened on the actual Memorial Day, May 30th. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

29. Memorial Day Parade and Program: Eaton Rapids Annual Memorial Day Parade and Program (Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM line up, 11:00 AM Parade. Contact: garmichigan@gmail.com.

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--June 2023--

7 & 14. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

10 - 11. Nappanee Civil War Days (Amish Acres, 1600 W. Market Street, Nappanee, Indiana) Usual amenities (wood, water, straw, flushable toilets and showers) will be available. Saturday night meal (possibly provided by the LaSalle Grill). Infantry (Union & Confederate) needed, Plenty of space for Artillery, Civilians welcome. Lots of room for camping and maneuvers during the battle. Friday Night setup. Come enjoy period music, a saloon, food, mobile museum, candle making, frying pan toss competition, ladies tea, fireworks, sutlers and period impressions. Battles will be held both Saturday and Sunday. Bounties will be paid for the first 6 units with full-sized artillery (57" Wheels). Due to the damages caused by the pandemic and to help our period vendors, all sutlers, crafters, entertainers and tradesmen fees are waived for this year!!! Hosted by the 7th and 21st Indiana Light Artillery Units. Contact: dakollar@gmail.com.

24 - 25. Waterloo Farm Museum Civil War (13493 Waterloo Munith Rd, Grass Lake, Michigan). More information forthcoming. Contact: Ron Kaiser at 517-596-2254.

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--July 2023--

June 30 - July 4. Living History Encampment (Howe Memorial Park for camping and G.A.R. Island Park for additional activities), Eaton Rapids, Michigan). Friday night Setup. From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 on Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 on Monday,and 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday. Help provide the public with a glimpse of what it was like to be a Civil War soldier and Civil War-era civilian. Public demonstrations planned include Civil War-era Military Camp Life, Civilian Camp, Drills, Musket firing, Cannon firing (including Night Firing), Equipment demonstrations, Civilian Life, Music, and Medical practices of the day. Period Church Service on Sunday. Bounties for the first 5 Pre-registered Artillery Trailers and the first 5 Cavalry Trailers, Firewood, Straw, Hay, Water and Porta-johns will be provided. In addition, the G.A.R. Museum also will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM for those who wish to explore what the Civil War Veterans did after the end of the Civil War. The event will culminate with a July 4th parade. The event is sponsored by Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum and the City of Eaton Rapids. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

5 & 12. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com. 2

11. Civil War Seminar: To Be Announced (Michigan's G.A.R. Me1morial Hall & Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

15 - 16. Charlton Park Civil War Muster (2545 S. Charlton Park Road, Hastings, Michigan). Hosted by Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery and 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Confederate and Union Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery units. Shop on Sutler Row, play parlor games, and Battle each day. Admission is $6/adult, $4/child 5-12, 4 and under are free. All Reenactors are requested to Pre-register at no charge. The on-site registration fee is $10.00 per reenactor. Pre-registration required/fee for walk-ons. Website and registration form/information at http://www.charltonpark.org/news_events/special_events.html. Contact: info@charltonpark.org.

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--August 2023--

2 & 9. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: at GARmichigan@gmail.com.

3 - 6 . SUVCW National Encampment Double Tree Hotel (Nashua, New Hampshire). Sons of Union Veterans National Encampment (Convention). More information forthcoming. Website: https://suvcw.org/.

4 - 6. Mid-Michigan Civil War Muster (19307 Grass Lake Road, Big Rapids, Michigan) New Date and Updated Program For 2023!!! Drills, Demonstrations, Skirmishes both days, Skirmishes both days, Military and Civilian Camps The Muster is held on private property in a rural setting about two and a half miles northeast of Big Rapids adjacent to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall property. Set up on Friday August 4th with full days on both Saturday and Sunday. Normal amenities of port-a-johns, water, straw, and firewood. Annual event hosted by the Tenth Michigan Infantry. For Complete Event Information contact: tenthmich@yahoo.com or call/text 989-400-3904.

5 Tentative Date - Waiting for Confirmation. Annual Sunfield Farmers' Picnic and Parade (M-43, Sunfield, Michigan). All Day. In addition various local activities, the Sunfield Grand Army of the Republic Hall will be opened for tours. Website: http://suvcw.org/mi/017/announcements.htm. Contact: Paul David Arnold at arnoldsuvcwmi@sbcglobal.net.

8. Civil War Discovery Camp (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The camp is open to children between 7 and 14 years of age. The students will be arrive at G.A.R. Museum at 10:00 AM, where they will be taken to G.A.R. Island Park for several hours of planned activities, including learning of the manual of arms with wooden Civil War muskets, how to march, how the Civil War soldier lived, and much more. The students will be told about the park and its association with the G.A.R. and the Civil War Veterans. They then will be split into groups and provided information about the life of a Civil War soldier and each allowed to fire a reproduction Civil War musket (with prior parental/guardian approved). Around 2:00 PM, the students will be marched to the G.A.R. Museum for a tour and to learn about what the G.A.R. Civil War veterans and their auxiliary, the Woman’s Relief Corps, did following the war. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $20 per student. Volunteer Reenactors and uniformed members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War would be appreciated to assist with the students. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

12 - 13. Hale Farm & Village Civil War Reenactment (Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, Ohio). More than 500 reenactors are expected to participate, making this one of the largest annual Civil War events in Ohio. Guests will meet soldiers and civilians, hear the sounds of battle, smell the gunpowder, and dance at the annual Hale Civil War Ball. At 2:00 pm daily, the recreation of Civil War battles in the museum,s North Pasture is just one feature of the event. Cannons, on loan from the Ohio Statehouse, will roar across the re-created battlefield amidst the soldiers, smoke, and gunfire. Cavalry will charge as the battle unfolds just yards away. Take part in this historic event as we celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Website and Registration: http://www.wrhs.org/plan-your-visit/hale-farm/. Contact: halereservations@wrhs.org or by telephone at 330-666-3711.

26 - 27 . Jackson Civil War Muster Cascades Falls Park, (1401 S Brown St, Jackson, Michigan). Friday Night Setup. Free to the public, but donations appreciated. Battles Saturday and Sunday, Military Ball Saturday night, Night Artillery Firing. Jacksonburg and Special Impression Area. Contact: Kim Horning at kimph@comcast.net.

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--September 2023--

6 & 13. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

16 - 17. 14th Annual Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster (Historic Van Raalte Farm Park, 1076 E. 16th Street, Holland, Michigan). Free Dinner Saturday Night. Battle both days and a tactical. Bounties are offered for cavalry and artillery. The Peacock will be there. Registration website: http://vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com/. Face Book: Facebook/hollandcivilwarmuster. Contact: VanRaalteMuster@gmail.com.

23 - 24. Bay City River of Time Living History Encampment (Possible Change of Address. Check back later for announcement). Civil War with Union and Confederate Military and Civilian Camps. Also Native American, Colonial, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, World Wars I & II, and Vietnam Time Periods. Kettle Korn and Old-Time Root Beer, , Skirmishes and Demos, Shop Sutlers' Row, Period Music, Dance and Games, and Hands on History for children.. School Presentations One Day Only: Friday September 21, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Camps open Saturday 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Sponsored by the Bay City River of Time. Email Contact: mailto:Jtuzas@homail.com.

22 - 24. Battle of Chickamauga Reenactment. Presented by the Atlanta Campaign, Inc. Event Registration. Website: https://chickamauga160.com/home

23 - 24 Tentative Date - Waiting for Confirmation. Angola Civil War Days (Commons Park, Angola, Indiana). This is a time line event with emphasis on Civil War. Battle Saturday (2:00 PM) and Sunday (2:30 PM). Artillery and Cavalry bounties. Sponsored by Angola Parks and Recreation Angola American Legion Post 31. Hosted by Carpenters Battery. Website: http://www.angolacivilwardays.com.

24. Civil War Seminar: To Be Announced . (Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Seminar is free. Website: https://garmuseum.com. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

30 - October 1 Tentative Date - Waiting for Confirmation. Living History Guns n' Gowns (Greenmead Historic Village, 20501 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, Michigan). Military Camp Life, Drills, Demonstrations and Equipment, Field Surgery and Medical Practices of the day, Civilian Life, Courting and Mourning Practices, Fashions, Phrenology, Letter Reading and much more. Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday (bagels or donuts, coffee and tea). Saturday Camp-wide potluck with main dish/drinks/paper products provided – Please bring a dish to pass. Presented by 17th Michigan, Company E. Co-sponsored by the Livonia Historical Commission. Registration Website: http://17micoe.org/guns-n-gowns-reenactors. Contact: Stephanie Miner at sminer2015@gmail.com or by Telephone at 734-218-6607.

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--October 2023--

7 - 8 Tentative Date - Waiting for Confirmation. Blue - Gray Days (Meridian Historical Village, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan. Military and Civilian Camping, Battle Reenactments Saturday and Sunday, Daily Recruiting and Drills for Youth, Historical Demonstrations Welcomed. 7th Michigan Website: http://7thmich.org/ 7th Michigan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/337478246347317/. Contact Friends of Meridian Historical Village at 517-347-7300 or Website: http://meridianhistoricalvillage.org.

4 & 11. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

7 Tentative Date - Waiting for Confirmation. Annual Harvest Ball (Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, Michigan). 6:30 PM. Hosted by the 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company B, Inc. Doors open at 6 PM, Grand March begins at 6:30 PM, Attendees must be over 12 years of age. Ticket cost $25 per person, $45 per couple, Youngsters 12-16 years of age $10 each. Advance tickets will be available August 1st. Tickets are limited. Attire is 1860s period formal or modest, modern formal evening wear. For more information, contact Gilbert or Cyndi Carlson, Telephone: 517-782-8199, Email: Cyndiinhisservice@yahoo.com.

7 - 8. Annual Mooresville Civil War Days (19631 CR687, South Haven, Michigan). Mooresville is a fictitious pioneer settlement that offers a covered bridge, gristmill, chapel, and horse drawn wagons. Both Union and Confederate units are invited to attend this event. Free dinner Saturday night. Battle on both Saturday and Sunday, a tactical on both days, musket demonstration and cannon demonstration. Camp set up on Friday. (Friday is education day for school kids. Volunteers demonstrating musket fire and soldier and camp life) Firewood will be provided. $5.00 per person donation, Veterans are free. Need Confederate and Union Infantry. Meal on Sat. night. The event is sponsored by the 7th Arkansas and Sons of Confederate Veterans Patrick Cleburne Camp. Contact: Bob Fragala at bfragala@hrwood.com or by telephone at 269-637-9405.

13 - 15. 33rd Hartford City Civil War Days (Hartford City, Indiana). Plenty of military and civilian campsites available. Straw is provided, one-half bale per person. Hay will be provided for mounted cavalry. Firewood also provided and located near all camps. Free Saturday evening meal served to all reenactors. Other activities: Ladies tea, fashion show (competition), baking contest, battle, skirmishing, and on-going entertainment. Saturday night will feature night time artillery firing, mini-concert, Lincoln address, and Military Ball. Sunday: church service, tactical, skirmishing, pay call, and battle. Cavalry - $30 powder bounty to mounted cavalry (only). Current Coggins required. Infantry - Powder ration ($3 in form gold dollars) to the first 225 arriving at the event. Artillery - $150 powder bounty for full scale (57" wheels and full length tube), or $125 powder bounty for full scale mountain howitzers (all guns must be approved by the overall artillery safety commander). Guns must also participate in Saturday's night artillery firing to receive the full bounty. No new Mortars will not be allowed other than those that have been pre-approved. Hosts: 19th Virginia Infantry, Company C and 49th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company F. Website: https://www.hartfordcitycwdays.com/.

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--November 2023--

1 & 8. Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

4. Michigan's Annual Civil War Reenactors Calendar Conference (Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall & Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:30 PM - 1:00 PM. As with the previous annual conferences, the purpose of the reenactor conference is to help promote Michigan Civil War events and Civil War events of significance to Michigan. Individuals, organizations, and communities sponsoring and/or hosting reenactments, living histories, programs, presentations, and/or commemorations are encouraged to bring their fliers and other promotional items about their 2024 event to the conference. The conference and subsequent statewide calendar have proven to be effective tools in helping to avoid event date conflicts and in bringing in additional notice, participants, and public to your events. The event is being sponsored and hosted by the Michigan Civil War History Partners, Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum, and Historic Fort Wayne Coalition. Refreshments will be served. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com or Tom Berlucchi at tberlucchi@yahoo.com

11. Veterans' Day (Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. In commemoration of Veterans' Day, Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum will be open to share with the public the life and times of the Civil War veterans. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

14. Civil War Seminar: To Be Announced . (Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum, 224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 7:00 PM. Seminar is free. Website: https://garmuseum.com. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

18. Annual Remembrance Day Program and Parade, and Military Ball (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War's Sons of Veterans Reserve. Contact: Col. Donald E. Darby, Adjutant General, SVR darby@horizonview.net.

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--December 2023--

4. Eaton Rapids Christmas Parade Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). Noon - 8:00 PM. Come to Eaton Rapids to discover your Civil War ancestors and, later, to see the city's annual Christmas Parade. Many stores will be opened with various deals for you to peruse. The parade starts at 6 PM. Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum will be open with hot chocolate and coffee to help you stay warm. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

6 & 13.Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan). 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Museum is opened the first two Wednesdays each month, most patriotic days, special events, and by appointment. Admission to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Website: https://garmuseum.com/. Contact: GARmichigan@gmail.com.

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