The 25th Galesburg Heritage Days

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Welcome to the 25th
 Galesburg Heritage Days!

See the excitement, feel the history.

The 25th Galesburg Heritage Days
August 16th-18th, 2019
Located at Lake Storey Park
Galesburg, Illinois

Especially in this our 25th year, we are excited to bring you one of the Midwest's largest and most unique living history events to be held at historic Lake Storey Park in Galesburg Illinois. Lake Storey is on the far north side of town, with 430 acres of wooded and rolling lands, all camps are on the shores of a 130 acre lake. Lake Storey Park is an absolutely beautiful location.

Featuring both a pre-1840 Early American Colonial/Frontier Rendezvous, and a thoroughly fielded Civil War Battle Encampment/ Reenactment, The 25th Galesburg Heritage Days is held at two separate but close venues at Lake Storey Park, all on the same weekend.

Come share in the excitement with almost 1,000 fellow reenactors-living historians and almost 50 merchants and sutlers. Make plans to join us at The 25th Galesburg Heritage Days, a free public admission family friendly event.

For The Love of History...

We are an Association of Living Historians who love nothing more than to entertain and educate the public in the many ways of old. Hosted by the Galesburg Heritage Days Living History Association, Inc. A 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation of very loyal volunteers! 

New for 2019!

    We will be bringing- all the way from Charleston SC, the Official (and full size 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, at the Civil War encampment!
     In 1864, armed with a 90-pound explosive mine "torpedo"  attached to a long spar, for the first time in 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 never seen again, until...
    In 1995 the wreck of the Hunley was finally located and recovered. Today's' Hunley crew will share their full size Confederate submarine replica along with stories, pictures and bios of each 1863-1864 crewmen.
    Admission is free, please share and spread the word about this rare opportunity to see real history in person, thanks!...

Public admission-parking is always free. Will you help out with a thoughtful donation? Any consideration is welcome and appreciated! 

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