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9th Annual Civil War Encampment at Trimborn Farm
Join the Milwaukee County Historical Society at Trimborn Farm as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. On Friday evening, October 5, join renowned Civil War historian Lance Herdegen as he discusses his brand new book, The Iron Brigade in the Civil War: Bull Run to Appomattox, 1861-65. Following Herdegen’s lecture, join the military and civilian re-enactors in tours of their campsites – bring a flashlight and a jacket! On Saturday, October 6, beginning at 10:00am, step into the world of soldiers, artillery, sutlers, civilians, and camp followers. Re-enactors will discuss the soldiering experience and demonstrate weapons, including an actual Civil War cannon, and other equipment, while civilians will share what was life was like on the homefront. Learn about the role of women in the Civil War through the story of Cordelia Harvey and other women, and what role Civil War veterans played in American life following the war. For a full schedule of events, please visit www.milwaukeehistory.net/programs.
Admission: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, free for children 12 and under.
More About Trimborn Farm
Trimborn Farm is a historic site located within a Milwaukee County Park on West Grange Avenue. The history of the site began when Werner Trimborn emigrated from Prussia in 1847; four years later, he bought ten acres of land and a quarry in what is now the Village of Greendale. His business grew into one of the major lime producers in southeastern Wisconsin at the end of the 19th century, when lime was critical to the growth and development of southeastern Wisconsin. In 1981, Milwaukee County purchased the land for use as a park and the Park People, a volunteer group, began restoration work and education programs. In 2004, the Milwaukee County Historical Society assumed responsibility for the site and continues holding and expanding education programs and restoration efforts. Trimborn Farm is the only Milwaukee County Park with a historic theme. Admissions to the park grounds are free, while group tours cost 5 dollars per person. Check the main site for details or call to schedule a tour.