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Pipestone Civil War Days

PIPESTONE CIVIL WAR DAYS - CANCELLED

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Pipestone Civil War Days Committee has made the difficult decision to discontinue the Civil War Days event in Pipestone, MN.

During the 30 years of operation, the Civil War Days committee has engaged the finest historians, educators, and musicians from all across the United states. Visitors were able to be a part of our history and to gain understanding as to what life was like during this terrible conflict in our nation. For as the philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

We wish to express our appreciation to those re-enactors, artists, sutlers, vendors, sponsors, and the visitors who have participated in our event, and for their support during the last 30 years. We are grateful for the friendships we have formed and for those who have assisted in making Pipestone Civil War Dyas one of the most authentic, educational, and entertaining Civil War re-enactments in the Upper Midwest.

As one of the most enduring and respected events of its type in the upper Midwest, Pipestone Civil War Days is a tribute to our past. Set in a beautiful historic setting visitors are invited to interact with civilian and military reenactors to share some of the flavor of the 1860's with them. Reenactors, or living historians, from around our nation, recreate scenes of daily life from the home to religion to education to military camps. Events throughout the weekend include educational programs, etiquette and ballroom dance lessons, camp tours, children's games, a Grand Ball and much more! The roar of the cannon, the smell of gun powder, and the work of our reenactors, performers, and other participants make a full immersion in the 1860s possible.

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us at PipestoneCWD@gmail.com.

The Pipestone Civil War Days are hosted by the 13th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Company D. and made possible in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council with funds appropriated by the State Legislature.

Contact Us

For all questions regarding the event email us:
PipestoneCWD@gmail.com

You can also write:
Pipestone Civil War Days
c/o Pipestone County Historical Society
113 S. Hiawatha Avenue
Pipestone, MN 56164

Or call:
Pipestone Chamber of Commerce
(507) 825-3316

Confederate Camp Commander, Chris Visser
9texasg@gmail.com
Union Camp Commander, Bill Hoskins:
bhoskins@minnehahacounty.org

CW Veterans

The stories below report brief excerpts about our local soldiers.

All information is taken from the publication "And What Nobler Purpose..." Civil War Veterans and Pipestone County"

Contributors

PCWD thanks all of our contributors for their investment in our event and our community. Please show your thanks by patronizing these businesses:
- 13th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Company D.

The Pipestone Civil War Days are hosted by the 13th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Company D. and made possible in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council with funds appropriated by the State Legislature.

**Our insurance policy and the policy of the Hiawatha Pageant grounds does not allow dogs, or other pets on the premises during public events. Service dogs are welcome with appropriate documentation.
**For the safety of everyone at the event, drones are not allowed on site, in camps or in the parking areas.
**Personal Hand Guns and live ammunition are not allowed to be carried on the event grounds due to Pipestone park ordinance.

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