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© 2011 AURORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WEB SITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Waubonsee Community College Students
CYNTHIA PIROK
BRIAN PRUSKO
DAVE FENZEL
TIM MESCHER

 

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students (ages 7-17), under 7 free.
Two-day passes are $12 for adults, $8 for students.
Food available for purchase from The Comfort Zone.
Call Mary Clark Ormond at 630-859-3292 for more information
Click here for a map and directions
Click here for a list of our amazing sponsors!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

11:00am - Gates Open
Encampment, daily life, children’s activities, Tanner House open
 
12 noon - Music
 
12:30pm - For children:
Induction into the Union Army/troop inspection
 
1:00pm - Aurora Characters
Dr. Abner Hard, Nurse Mary Athow
 
1:30pm - Field Hospital Demonstration:
Extracting bullets and amputating limbs on the battlefield - “Doc” Trevor Steinbach
 
 2:00pm - Band concert
33rd Illinois Regimental Band (reenactors)
 
3:00pm - Band concert continues
 
4:00pm - Aurora Characters
Hard & Athow
 
 7:00pm - Dramatic sketch
"An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln" as they prepare for the theater.
Max and Donna Daniels
 
8:00pm - Music
 
9:00pm - Close
 
All Day Saturday
Visit with members of the 36th Illinois Volunteer Regiment “The Fox River Regiment”
Candle making by Deanna Bazan 





Sunday, July 3, 2011

11:00am - Gates Open
Encampment, daily life, children’s activities, Tanner House open
 
12 noon - Underground Railroad in Aurora + Aurora Character:
Cal Boger, a slave, finds a new life in Aurora.
 
 1:00pm - Monologue by Phil Van Lear
Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
 
2:00pm - Music of the 1860s
Dona Benkert and friends from Warrenville Folklore Center
 
 3:00pm - Dramatic multi-media reading:
Letters of the Civil War - Rebecca Tulloch & Phil Lauricella
 
4:00pm - Music
 
5:00pm - Close



Ongoing all weekend
17th Corps Field Hospital
Rob Hauff & his museum of Civil War weapons & artillery
Windy City Wizard “Swin D. Lure,” master magician
Blacksmithing by Will Slagel
Quilting by Gwyneth Johnsen
Spinning Demonstrations by Natasha Lehrer