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Pipestone Civil War Days

POSTPONED TO 2021 OR 2022, (originally scheduled for August 15 & 16, 2020)

ANNOUNCEMENT:

After much consideration and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pipestone Civil War Days (PCWD) Board has made the very difficult decision to postpone Pipestone Civil War Days, which was scheduled for August 15-16, 2020. It will be not be held in 2020. The goal is to hold the event either in 2021 or 2022 depending upon a number of factors. The PCWD Board is saddened by this decision as we had been working for the last two years to hold our biggest and best festival to date. The decision to postpone the event was made due to a concern for the health and safety of our volunteers, participants, and attendees; due to the unknown timeline on lifting the current restrictions by the state on large gatherings and festivals; and out of concern for the integrity of the event given those current and anticipated restrictions. We are very sorry that we will not see you this year, but we are greatly looking forward to our next event when we can once again gather together to have fun and learn through living history #OnlyinPipestone!

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.

Plan to join us in historic Pipestone, Minnesota for all the activities. We look forward to seeing you next time! 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

The Pipestone Civil War Days is seeking new members to serve on the Committee. You do not need to be a history buff to become a member. We are seeking individuals of all backgrounds and interests who want to be involved in a great community event. There are no requirements to be a member.

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

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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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