We will be bringing- all the way from Charleston SC, the Official (and full size Confederate submarine) H. L. Hunley Traveling Exhibit to Galesburg Heritage Days, for our Friday August 16th School Education Day (held on the rendezvous grounds) and then open to the public on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, appearing at the Civil War encampment!
In 1864, armed with a 135-pound explosive mine "torpedo" attached to a long spar, for the first time in world history a submarine- the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley attacked and sank an enemy vessel, the Federal sloop USS Housatonic, at the entrance to Charleston SC Harbor. After the successful attack, the Hunley was reported seen backing away from the stricken Federal ship but, was never seen again, until...
In 1995 the wreck of the Hunley was finally located and recovered in 2000. What about the legend? Did Hunley Commander- Lt. Dixon really carry an engraved and bent gold coin from his fiance- one that a Yankee bullet struck more than a year prior, saving his life?
Today's' Hunley crew will share their full size Confederate submarine replica along with stories, pictures and bios of each 1863-1864 crewmen.
Appearing at the Rendezvous Venue both Saturday and Sunday, Eddie
Price grew up on the tobacco farms and hayfields of western
Kentucky. After teaching high school and college history for 36 years,
Eddie embarked upon the career of full-time writer.
historical early 1800s era novels, Widder’s Landing and One Drop-A Slave! gained instant
critical acclaim and he began presenting programs to historical and
genealogical societies and events, libraries and arts councils, patriotic
organizations, schools, colleges, and universities.
His children’s books soon became a hit
with younger audiences. The Little Miss Grubby Toes Misadventure Series
is popular with classrooms all over America. Winner of the Moms Choice
Awards, Florida Authors & Publishers Awards, and Readers Favorite
Awards, Eddie visits schools, book fairs, and events presenting an engaging program for children and adults alike, featuring a puppet show, singing, and activities.
has presented in national and state parks, frontier villages, and other
historic sites, and for many state and national organizations like the
Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of 1812 and
Daughters of 1812 and more.
Faire Wynds Circus
Back for our 25th year and appearing at the Rendezvous Venue, the
early traveling entertainers of this country were families, often
consisting of just a mom and dad and two or three children.
Those early circuses were by-and-large families, and indeed many
of the performers in today's circuses are from circus families-a
lifestyle one certainly will either love or hate. The basis for Faire
Wynds is two-fold-to entertain a modern audience, while educating them
of the past.
A memorable and historic family friendly show that you have just got to see!
Admission is free, please share and spread the word about this rare opportunity to see real history in person, thanks!...