The 26th Galesburg Heritage Days

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Welcome to the 26th
 Galesburg Heritage Days!

See the excitement, feel the history.

Public admission is free at the
26th Galesburg Heritage Days
August 20th-22nd, 2021
Located at Lake Storey Park
Galesburg, Illinois

7/10/20 Update. Back on June 7th, GHD posted that the final decision to hold the 26th annual Galesburg Heritage Days may not be ours to make. Indeed it has recently been proven, this decision is not ours to make.

This week, we were informed of two decisions made by the City of Galesburg. The City of Galesburg City Counsel voted (this week) not to grant any City grant funding to any past sponsored groups for this 2020 year. Further, we have confirmed by email, a decision by the City Parks division to deny our permission request to use Lake Storey Park for this year.

Those decisions have cancelled Galesburg Heritage Days for this 2020 year.

These City positions refer to the financial and health impacts of Covid19, with the City of Galesburgs' choice in adherence to Illinois Stage 4 mandates (that do not allow groups of our size) until we enter Stage 5, as issued by Governor J. D. Pritzger.

Let us all look ahead to a rewarding 2021 event season. Please try to attend those events allowed throughout the rest of 2020 and strive to financially contribute to their continued success, We will miss all of you, thank you dear friends.

In this our 26th year, we are excited to bring you one of the Midwest's largest and most unique free admission 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 26th 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 26th Galesburg Heritage Days, a free public admission family friendly event.

New for 2020!

Check back often as we roll out what's new for 2020!    


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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