This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of July 24-July 30, 2017

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July 28-31: 275th Engineer Company Reunion

July 29 & 30- Old Settlers Day
What: A weekend of living history, Civil War battle re-enactments, craft vendors, and live entertainment.
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: Camps open to public Saturday at 8:00 a.m., events throughout the day. Saturday evening features a period dance and night fire/artillery show beginning at 7:00 p.m. Camps open Sunday to the public at 8:00 a.m. Sunday highlights include period church service at 9:30 a.m. and a battle re-enactment at 1:00 p.m. Detailed event schedule at: http://wp.me/p2Gvbm-1Qx
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644

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July 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 2 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

July 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

August 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 5, 12, 19, & 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 5, 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 1 & 2- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2- Railroad Days, Crocker
September 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

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Old Settlers Day 2017: Schedule of Events

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Old Settlers Day
Presented by Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society
July 29 & 30, 2017
Waynesville City Park
Waynesville, Missouri

Schedule of Events:

ALL WEEKEND
Civil War Camps
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Camps
Living History Demonstrations
Cavalry Drills
Horsemanship
Infantry Drills
Weapons Inspections
President Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss)
General U.S. Grant (portrayed by Wayne Issleb)
General P.H. Sheridan (portrayed by James Schilz)
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (Laughlin Park)

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY:
The Back Porch Players (at Pavilion 3)
Terry Tanner (at the stage)
Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe (at Pavilion 2)
Pyro Pat Productions (at the stage)

SATURDAY, JULY 29th
7:00 a.m.- Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter Annual 5K Run Registration
8:00 a.m.- Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter Annual 5K Run
8:00 a.m. Camps open to the public
10:00 a.m.- Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.- ASYMCA Duck Race
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.- Tour the 1903 Courthouse Museum
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.- Visit the Old Stagecoach Stop (served as Civil War hospital)
10:30-11:30 a.m.- Presentations by General Grant and President Lincoln
2:00 p.m. Battle Reenactment
5:00-7:00 p.m.- Camps closed to the public
7:00 p.m.- Period Dance with music by Back Porch Players. Public is invited and encouraged to attend
8:30 p.m.- Night Fire & Artillery Show

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

SUNDAY, JULY 30th
8:00 a.m.- Camps open to the public
9:30 a.m.: Period Church Service at the Stage. Public is invited and encouraged to attend.
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Gospel Music by the Back Porch Players
1:00 p.m.- Battle Reenactment
3:30 p.m.- Closing

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

SPONSORS:

BAYMONT INN & SUITES
KIWANIS CLUB OF PULASKI COUNTY
HOPPER’S PUB
EVENTFUL CATERING

Shuttle service to the Square provided by Bells Extended Stay and Suites

*Schedule subject to change

4 Things You Will Love About Old Settlers Day!

Old Settlers Day has been a beloved festival in Waynesville, Missouri since 1980. This year’s event is shaping up to be incredibly exciting! The entire weekend is jam packed with living history activities and things to see and do! Following are four things that you should not miss during the festivities:

1. The Camps– Be sure to visit the Union and Confederate camps. These camps are the living quarters for the re-enactors for the weekend. As living historians, the re-enactors are very detail orientated, and their camps present an authentic look at living conditions that soldiers experienced during the Civil War. General Grant’s Field Headquarters features a period telegraph office complete with an operator for demonstrations. Don’t miss the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Camp which highlights the mountain men who explored and settled our country before 1840. Their camp will include fire starting, trapping, dutch oven cooking, and blacksmithing demonstrations. The camps will be open to the public both Saturday and Sunday.

Blacksmith Courtesy of Civil War Courier

Courtesy of Civil War Courier

2. Drills & Inspections– Saturday will include horsemanship drills, infantry drills, cavalry drills, and artillery drills, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Action Shot Courtesy of Civil War Courier

Courtesy of Civil War Courier

3. Reenactments– Reenactments will take place Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at Noon. Saturday’s Civil War March reenactment will begin at the site of Fort Waynesville on Fort Street, proceed on Lynn Street to the site of the Old Stagecoach Stop and continue to Waynesville City Park. This march will reenact a notable event in Pulaski County’s Civil War history and will feature a skirmish that turns into a battle. Sunday’s battle reenactment begins at Noon at Waynesville City Park. History will come for alive for those in attendance.

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Photo courtesy of Civil War Courier

4. President Abraham Lincoln and General U.S. Grant– Living historians will portray President Lincoln and General Grant during Old Settlers Day. President Lincoln (Lance Mack) will be a part of the opening ceremonies on stage at 10:00 a.m. and will also be speaking on stage, later that day, at 12:30 p.m. General Grant (Wayne Issleb) can be found at his Field Headquarters and will address the crowd Saturday, from the stage at 10:30 a.m.

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Courtesy of Civil War Courier

In addition to these four things there is much more to see and do at Old Settlers Day! Make sure to:

Period Costume Civil War Courier

Courtesy of Civil War Courier

To learn more about Old Settlers Day visit www.Route66Courthouse.com and www.facebook.com/events/1668769670079314

To learn about more things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri, visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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2016 Old Settlers Day Schedule

 

General U.S. Grant to Occupy Waynesville

FAKE Civil War telegraph

General Grant is preparing Union forces and telegraph signal corps to make way into Waynesville, MO., late July. Please advise citizens of their occupation of this area.

On June 30, 2016 a telegraph was released by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, advising area Waynesville residents that General Ulysses S. Grant and his telegraph signal corps are making their way to the Pulaski County, Missouri seat. Unlike Colonel Albert Sigel’s Union forces permanent occupation of Waynesville during the Civil War, the 2016 occupation of Waynesville will only last two days and is part of Old Settlers Day, a living history event, that will feature horesemanship and infantry drill demonstrations, artillery inspections, cavalry drills, and a Civil War battle reenactment. In attendance will be United States President Abraham Lincoln (Lance Mack) and General U.S. Grant, portrayed by Wayne Issleb.

Wayne Issleb as General Grant

Wayne Issleb as General U.S. Grant

Issleb has been portraying Ulysses S. Grant since 2008. While serving as a reenactor in the 36th Wisconsin Civil War Infantry squad he had let his beard grow out and decided to don a bow tie and officer’s slouch hat. His fellow living historians noticed a strong resemblance between Issleb and Grant. In 2010 in a small town in Wisconsin Issleb fully embraced the role of the Union General. Soon after, other living historians joined up with Issleb and “U.S. Grant Field HQ” was born.

Issleb’s extensive knowledge of General Grant brings a unique level of authenticity to his portrayals. Issleb has studied Grant extensively, including 15 years of research and artifact collecting. Issleb owns several items that were once owned by Grant himself- including original writings and a cigar standing ashtray that Grant possessed during his presidency. Not one to rest on his laurels, Issleb is still learning about U.S. Grant. Having walked in Grant’s footsteps in places like Vicksburg, MS. and Galena, IL. brings even more insight of the man himself into Issleb’s portrayals. Issleb has portrayed General Grant for the Sons of Union Veterans and in an upcoming cable network documentary.

During Old Settlers Day attendees will be able to visit troop camps. Issleb describes a typical Union camp as busy place and would have included Cavalry, Infantry, Officer’s Quarters, Artillery, Medical, and sometimes signal corps members.  “U.S. Grant Field HQ” features a period telegraph office, with an operator, for demonstrations. Issleb tells us that although the telegraph was around for 20 years before the Civil War, it was merely considered a novelty. During the war, communication, and the telegraph was key. President Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton ran the war from Washington. The telegraph connected all the armies and allowed coordination. Waynesville’ location on the Wire Road was strategically important, which led to Colonel Albert Sigel being ordered to “Occupy Waynesville” beginning June, 1862. Col. Sigel’s brother, General Franz Sigel, was stationed at nearby Rolla, MO., during the war. Franz Sigel and U.S. Grant became friends during the war, sitting beside each other during the “Grand Review Parade” in Washington shortly after the war. Franz attended Grant’s funeral in 1885.

Wayne Issleb at HQ

Wayne Issleb as General Grant at Field Headquarters

Issleb, always the Grant scholar, also tells us that General Grant’s grandfather, Captain Noah Grant served in the Revolutionary War and fought alongside Waynesville’s namesake, General Anthony Wayne.

Issleb, who is from Kenosha, WI., is looking forward to meeting people at Old Settlers Day in Waynesville. He will be speaking from the bandstand Saturday at 10:30 and will also be found at his Field Headquarters.

36th Annual Old Settlers Day Schedule of Events

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Immerse yourself in a weekend of living history!

36th Annual Old Settler’s Day Schedule of Events
(subject to changes)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

7:00 a.m.
Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter 4th Annual 5K Run Registration

8:00 a.m.
Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter 4th Annual 5K Run
Civil War Camps open to the public with demonstrations (all day)
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Camps open to the public with demonstrations (all day)
Living History Encampment at Old Stagecoach Stop (all day)

10:00 a.m.
Opening ceremony at the stage
President Lincoln speaking
Pledge & Prayer
National Anthem performed by Christiana
The Back Porch Players
1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum On The Square opens
Old Stagecoach Stop Museum On The Square opens

10:30 a.m.
General U.S. Grant as portrayed by Wayne Issleb (on stage)

11:00 a.m.
The Back Porch Players (on stage)
Cavalry Drills
Horsemanship and demonstrations by horseback

12:00 p.m.
Connor Howley performing Celtic music (on stage)
Infantry drill demonstrations
Artillery inspections

12:30 p.m.
President Lincoln as portrayed by Lance Mack (on stage)

1:00 p.m.
The Back Porch Players (on stage)
Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe (at Pavilion 2)

2:00 p.m.
Civil War March from Waynesville Fort to the Old Stagecoach Stop and on to the park
Beyond The Circle Dancers (at the stage)

3:00 p.m.
The Back Porch Players (on stage)

4:00 p.m.
Closing

5:00 p.m.
Civil War camps close to the public for dinner

7:00 p.m.
Period dance and music by The Back Porch Players for the public

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

8:00 a.m.
Civil War camps open to the public
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader camps open to the public

10:00 a.m.
Period church service (at the stage) followed by Gospel music by The Back Porch Players

12:00 p.m.
Battle Reenactment

Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society would like to thank the following sponsors:

Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County
Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt
Colton’s Steak House & Grill
Waynesville Downtown Business Association
Rinehart Food Service (Jason Hume)
Xmind Designs and Catering (Jeff Russell)
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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of June 27-July 4, 2016

June 28- Pick Your Own Blueberries
What: Don’t let a stranger pick your family’s blueberries!
Where: 13018 Highway D, Dixon
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: $2.85 per pond, call ahead for pre-picked pricing info
Contact: Meyer Tree & Berry Farm– 573.759.7998

July 2- These Colors Don’t Run 5K
What: Display your patriotism in this Red, White, & Blue color run!
Where: Davidson Fitness Center, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 8:00 a.m.
Cost: Varies
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– 573.596.4359

July 2- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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July 2- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

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July 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

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Paranormal investigations in downtown Waynesville!

July 4- Independence Day Celebration
What: The most patriotic Independence Day celebration in Missouri! Featuring Everclear in concert and the Fort’s famous fireworks display!
Where: Gammon Field, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– 573.596.6913

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July 4 Car Show

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For information on accessing Fort Leonard Wood contact FLW MWR at 573.596.4359

Looking Ahead:

July 30 & 31- Old Settlers Day & Civil War Reenactments, Waynesville
August 5- I-44 Shoot Out Truck & Tractor Pull, Richland
August 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 27 & 28- 7th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 2 & 3- Haunted River Float, Saint Robert
September 3- Railroad Days, Crocker
September 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Pumpkin Patch Season is just around the corner!

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of June 6-June 12, 2016

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June 9- Czech Route 66 Association (Česká asociace Route 66)

June 10 & 11- PFAA Presents “Gifted”
What: Pulaski Fine Arts Association theater production
Where: Theater On The Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville
When: 7:30 p.m. curtain
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (April York)- 573.337.1184

June 11- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

June 11- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Looking Ahead:

June 17, 18, 19, 24, & 25- PFAA Presents “Gifted”, Waynesville
June 15-18 Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 18- Route 66 Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 21-25 Tri County Fair, Richland
June 24-26- 3rd Annual Pulaski County Pride, St. Robert & Waynesville
June 25 & 26- Cave State Cruisers 29th Annual Car Show, Waynesville
July 30 & 31- Old Settlers Day & Civil War Reenactments, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA