Directory of Museum & Historical Sites Events & Exhibitions

(If you would like your events page posted here, just forward the link to cyrus@cyruswakefield.com, and Sutler Cyrus will add it to the list.)

 

Sutler Cyrus is pleased to present this handy list of links to interesting places to visit. I’ve been to some, in person, and I guarantee you will enjoy the visit.

 

Most of the events will not be seen in the usual re-enactor journals, but all look very interesting. If you have the chance, give these sites your support. As you can see, they have gone to a great deal of effort to provide informative and entertaining programs for their communities and the traveling public, in general. Most of them have gift shops, the bread and butter of any site, stocked with unique period themed merchandise, so you can pick up an unusual souvenir reflective of the past and help them keep doing what they do – keep your history alive!

 

Thanks for your support of North America’s historical sites and museums.

Jeff Wakefield (Sutler Cyrus)

 

Alberta, Canada

www.fortcalgary.com/visiting/events

www.pc.gc.ca/rockymountainhouse

 

Arizona

superstitionmountainmuseum.org/events

 

California

www.fieldsofthunder.com

 

Colorado

Victorcolorado.com/events.htm

victorcolorado.com/museumevents.htm

butteoperahouse.com/seasoncalendar.htm

www.cripple-creek.org

 

Florida

www.historymiami.org

www.fortlauderdalehistorycenter.org/center_events.html

 

Georgia

mariettahistory.org/events.html

www.cannonballhouse.org

www.southernmuseum.org

 

Kentucky

www.wornallhouse.org

lincolnmuseum-ky.org

 

Louisiana

www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-battlefield.htm

(The Battle of New Orleans and more!)

audubonstatehistoricsite.wordpress.com

www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iaudubon.aspx

 

Maryland

civilwarmed.org/calendar

www.manassasmuseum.org

www.jefpat.org/COE-2011.htm

 

Massachusetts

www.schoonerfame.com

(Arrr! Be a seafarin’ man – this looks like a lot of fun!)

 

Michigan

www.nps.gov/rira/

(River Raisin National Battlefield Park)

 

Montana

www.miracleofamericamuseum.org

(This is one of the most unusual museums you could hope to visit, so you should)

www.custerslaststand.org

www.littlebighornreenactment.com/real_bird_reenactment.htm

(This site has a nice video on it. Worth the watch.)

www.crow-fair.com

 

Nebraska

www.pioneervillage.org

 

New Brunswick, Canada

www.vhanb.ca

 

New Hampshire

www.clarkstradingpost.com/eventsRailroad.php

 

New Jersey

www.hcsv.org

(Historic Cold Springs Village)

www.allairevillage.org

 

New York

www.theoldstonefort.org

www.historicrichmondtown.org

www.FortTiconderoga.org

www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org

marillacivilwardays.tripod.com

 

North Carolina

www.fortdobbs.org/events.htm

www.nchistoricsites.org/horsesho/horsesho.htm

www.nchistoricsites.org

www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com

(This is a brand new site! Very nice.)

www.highpointmuseum.org/calendar.htm

www.edenton.nchistoricsites.org

www.harrietjacobs.org

www.newbernhistorical.org

www.livinghistoryweekend.com

(Port O’ Plymouth Museum)

 

Ohio

www.halefarm.org and www.wrhs.org

(note: same organization, different sites)

www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org

 

Ontario, Canada

www.niagarahistorical.museum

(Close to down-town Niagara-on-the-Lake, itself not to be missed)

www.niagarafallshistorymuseum.ca

www.langpioneervillage.ca/specialevents.php?page=specialevents

www.niagaraparks.com

(Niagara Parks Commission Contact hgoertzen@niagaraparks.com for program details!)

www.civilization.ca

(The Museum of Civilization is actually located in “The National Capital Region”, Gatineau, Quebec)

www.battlefieldhouse.ca

www.westfieldheritage.ca

friendsoffortgeorge.ca/event.htm

www.pc.gc.ca/wellington

www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/fort-york-history.htm

www.fortyork.ca

 

Pennsylvania

www.civilwarreunion.org

(Pennypacker Mills)

gettysburgmuseum.com/event.asp

www.oldbedfordvillage.com/events.php

www.betsyrosshouse.org

www.bushyrunbattlefield.com

 

Quebec, Canada

www.theplainsofabraham.ca

 

Rhode Island

www.fortadams.org/Calenders/2011%20calendar.htm

www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org

www.brownandhopkins.com

(In business since 1809 as a general store. This looks like something really different.)

 

South Carolina

www.nps.gov/fosu/historyculture/fort_moultrie.htm

www.historic-camden.net

www.charlestownelanding.travel

 

Tennessee

www.lotzhouse.com/events.htm

www.lotzhouse.com

www.museumofappalachia.org

 

Texas

www.georgeranch.org/annual-events

www.logcabinvillage.org/news-events.html

 

Vermont

historicvermont.org/events

 

Virginia

www.vahistorical.org

www.marinersmuseum.org/events-calendar

www.henricus.org/events/400th.asp

www.manassasmuseum.org

bellegrove.org/index.php?/calendar

www.pamplinpark.org/events.html

(This is one of our original Cartridge Candy hotbeds!)

www.stratfordhall.org/events

 

West Virginia

www.pprivermuseum.com

 

Wisconsin

www.kenosha.org/museum/

www.kenosha.org/civilwar/index.html

 

Wyoming

wyospcr.state.wy.us/Events/Index.aspx

www.philkearny.vcn.com

(note: I am including a description of this event that was sent to me by the site, because I was thoroughly thrilled reading accounts of the Fetterman Massacre and the Wagon Box fight, in my Landmark series of history books during my primary school days.)

 

Dear Jeff Wakefield: We are a State Historic Site located off Interstate 90, Exit 44, in mid central northern Wyoming. Our site is the largest and by my understanding the largest log Stockade Fort, the type you see in the movies. The military portion covered 11 acres, with the civilian portion covering another 7. It had artillery bastions on opposing corners, an occupation of about 400 infantry of the 18th, then the 27th, on the average and 50 cavalry of C Company, the 2nd Regiment.

 

We have 3 events each summer, the primary event is called Bozeman Trail Days and is held on the 3rd weekend of June. Each year a theme relating to the fort is selected, with a symposium held on the Friday night, living history and if possible, a tour relating to the theme given on Saturday or Sunday, with talks/tours focusing on the military and civilian live in and around the fort also given through the weekend. The normal fee for the site is $2.00 for residents 18 and over or $4.00 for non-residents in the same age group. On this weekend however the price is $3.00 per individual 18 & over in a car or $7.00 per car-load, whichever is less.

 

Fetterman Days is held on December 21st (the anniversary of the Battle). This tour is held ever year, it does not matter the weather. The tour begins at the Fort's Visitor Center with the guest gathering between 9:30 and 10:00. Initially visitors are given a description of the events that led up to the battle and there is a weapons demonstration of those used in the battle by both sides, Native American and Military. Then the visitors car-pool to Battlefield where they are walked through the site shown the military’s fighting positions and the Indians’ attacking routes, descriptions are given of the different theories of the battle, the positions of the Native Americans Main Village and Intermediate Village are shown along with much more based on our archaeology studies, etc. The other program, The Wagon Box Fight, is held on August 2nd. This is usually held in the evening with talks held at the battlefield and much more including once again, weapons demonstration with the mountain howitzer, the change of weapons from the muzzle loader to the breach loader, and the variety of attacks made by the Native Americans.

 

 

 

Special Event Information!

Note: for specific historic eras, consult Smoke & Fire News, Camp Chase Gazette (see our links page) and

http://royal.scots.tripod.com/warof1812eventslist/index.html