7 p.m. Program. Optional: 5:30 p.m. Social Hour & Dinner.
Presented by Dr. Tom D. Crouch, Senior Curator, Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Crouch describes the roots of aerial reconnaissance in the Civil War and traces the creation, operation and decline of the U.S. Army Balloon Corps headed by T.S.C. Lowe.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Featuring Taylor’s Battery. Free and open to the public.
Presenter Lawrence Hewitt will discuss the Army of Northern Virginia's high command during the Wilderness Campaign of May 5-12, 1864. Free and open to the public.
8 a.m. Race day registration 7 – 7:45 a.m.
Meet at the Simmons Island Park Pavilion. This is a 5K Fun Run / Walk.
This is the fourth annual event; organizers intend to pack the Lake Michigan shoreline again this year with 2,000 families participating or watching the action.
12 - 4 p.m.
Family-friendly reenactors in character as Civil War soldiers will be at the museum. Ask them about their gear, Civil War battles and what it took to be a Civil War soldier.
This program introduces us to the former slaves who fought for the Union Army, and tells the story of their fighting retreat to Memphis. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
After marveling at the wonderful watercolors in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America show, experience watercolors for yourself on the Mezzanine. You’ll find paints, paper, brushes, and objects to arrange and paint your own still life. Free and open to the public.
1 - 2 p.m.
Kenosha-based Puppet Underground presents a hilarious family puppet show, appropriate for all ages, based on the collection and themes of the Kenosha Public Museum. This is a free event.
Join members of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America as they discuss their works in the TWSA 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition. Free and open to the public.