July 4th Civil War Living Historyp -Michigan's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum


224 South Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
Email: GARmichigan@gmail.com
Telephone: 517-922-6427

Annual July 4th Civil War Living History
(Four-Day Living History)
July 1st - July 4th

Michiganí s Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Hall and Museum is proud to sponsor a four-day Civil War Living History July 1st - July 4th. The G.A.R. Museum would like to invite all Michigan Civil War Reenactors who can attend and 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, Drills, Musket firing, Cannon 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, Firewood, Hay, Water and Porta-jons 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 and later, fireworks.

The Living History event will take place on Howe Memorial Field with additional activities taking place on G.A.R. Island Park, both venues within the city of Eaton Rapids. Sitting in between the two venues is Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall & Museum, the only museum in the state dedicated to the remembrance of the Grand Army of the Republic and its Allied Order.

Individuals wishing to participate in the annual Civil War Living History Encampment may pre-register by downloading, completing, and returning the following form:

2023 Civil War Living History Pre-Registration Form

The completed form may be returned either as an Email Attachment to garmichigan@gmail.com or by mailing the form to Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall & Museum, 224 South Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827. Return of the completed pre-registration form by June 15th is necessary to ensure receipt of the event amenities.

Eaton Rapids is one of those small-town gems. If you can attend, we are certain you will enjoy yourself during all of the Eaton Rapids' July 4th activities.

Should you have any questions, please contact the G.A.R. Museum at:


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