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2018 Mississinewa 1812 Battle Reenactment

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Experience the Mississinewa 1812 Battle Reenactment on October 12-14, 2018 in La Fontaine, Indiana, the largest War of 1812 living history event in the United States. Sponsored by the Mississinewa Battlefield Society Inc, Marion, Indiana with the support of the Department of Natural Resources. The Mississinewa 1812 Battle Reenactment is a historical commemoration of the Battle of Mississinewa fought here on December 17-18, 1812. It’s a step back in time to 1812.

Time Travel to 1812:
It was the morning of December 18, 1812, the morning of the Battle of the Mississinewa. Above the sound of fighting, smell of gunpowder and feel of death rose one of the most significant chapters in the War of 1812 and dramatic moments in the history of Grant County, Indiana.

Mississinewa 1812 Battle Reenactment

Where a step back in history is measured by 200 years…
Faithful attention to authenticity has made Mississinewa 1812 the premiere living history event in Indiana. Here you will step back into the wilderness life of early Indiana Territory.

Mississinewa 1812 Battle Reenactment Includes:

Military Encampments: You can visit British and American military camps and see what life was like for British and American soldiers in 1812. Watch demonstrations of field drills, artillery fire, musket and rifle drills, and battle reenactments.

Indian Village: Visit the largest reconstructed woodland Indian village in the US, including a picketed fort and a traditional long house. There will also be Native American legends who will share stories of their legends.

Vendors: Rivertown will play host to more than 140 merchants, artisans, and food sellers who will have goods and demonstrations of crafts, food, and drinks from 1812. There will also be reproductions of many 1812 items, including “fine yard goods, silver and tin ware, pottery, muskets and candles.” The food sellers will have English trap pies, barbecued chops, bratwurst, ribs, chicken, stews, baked potatoes, French pastries, and fry bread and ice cream.

Wilderness Area: Meet longhunters, trappers, voyagers, in the wilderness camps along the river. Each camp will have demonstrations of fire starting, open fire cooking, and story telling.
Traditional Crafts: Just like at Conner Prairie, there are tradesmen and craftsmen at the Mississinewa 1812. Printers, gunsmiths, tinsmiths, silversmiths, and blacksmiths will all be in attendance, as well soap makers, potters, and weavers.

Music, Song & Stories: Rivertown is filled with ongoing performances by Clockwork clown and Company, Voyager Ancient Fife and Drum Corps, Common Stock, Dennis and Barbara Duffy, Fiddlesix, Rick and Hillary Wagner, Tim Shaiper, Liza and Mark Woolever, Rodney the Younger, Simple Gifts, Carter Rost, Strolling Singers, Tom Franklin, Bonnie Strassel and the territorial Loud school.

Mississinewa 1812 Battle Reenactment Schedule

9:00 AM Morning Colors A, B – Site opens to Public
12:00 N Battle Reenactment R
1:00 PM River Rogue Battle C
4:00 PM Site closes to Public

9:00 AM Morning Colors A, B – Site opens to Public
12:00 N Battle Reenactment R
2:30 PM River Rogue Battle C
3:30 PM Battle Reenactment R
4:00 PM Evening Colors A, B
5:00 PM Site closes to Public

9:00 AM Morning Colors A, B – Site opens to Public
11:00 AM Battle Reenactment R
1:30 PM Battle Reenactment R
3:00 PM River Rogue Battle C
3:30 PM Evening Colors A, B
4:00 PM Site Closes to Public

Site Codes:
A – American Military Program Area
B – British Military Camp Area
C – River Pirate Camp
R – Battlefield

Mississinewa 1812 Battle Reenactment Site
6000 N 300 W27
La Fontaine, IN 46940
IMPORTANT NOTE: Use the above address for navigation. The actual event location is at Latitude: 40.640001 Longitude: -85.743656, but these coordinates, if used in a navigation program or device, will direct you via a route that is not open during the event.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Mississinewa 1812 Battle Reenactment on the second weekend in October in La Fontaine, Indiana.

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