The Elmbrook Historical Society is a non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to research the history of Brookfield and Elm Grove and to collect, preserve, and exhibit objects from our past.
22nd Annual Civil War Encampment
Join in the fun and excitement where
an important event in our history comes alive!
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Sunday, May 1, 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Daily
Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum
1075 Pilgrim Parkway
During this two day event, soldier re-enactors camp overnight on the grounds.
Play a period game of Cricket. Walk through the campsites, hear cannon roar, tour the Inn. Watch Cushing’s Battery demonstrate the artillery and fire thecannon. Meet Pelham's Battery (CSA) and find out about their war experiences. Hear the Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin perform Sunday on original period instruments. Bid on silent auction baskets.
See performances by Wayne Issleb who will be appearing as General Grant on Saturday and Sunday
Walk through the soldiers' campsites and see Union and Confederate soldiers readying for battle
Visit the 17th Corps Field Hospital to see the medical treatment wounded soldiers received during the Civil War
See artillery units drill and hear the cannon roar
Join in a short, informal game of 1860s cricket conducted by Tom Melville
Hear concerts by the Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin on Sunday
Learn about the Civil War and the role Wisconsin played in the war
Visitors also will learn what it was like to live during the Civil War
Hear the Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin perform on Sunday
Tour the historic Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum restored with authentic artifacts
Stop in at the blacksmith shop, smoke house, ice house and Donaldson House
Purchase handmade goods from merchants: candles, quilts, clothing, honey, baskets, tinware, lace, carpets, buttons, hard tack, toys, soaps etc.
Participate in children's games as they would have in the 1860's
Bid on wonderful silent auction baskets in the Inn, auction ending at 3:30 pm Sunday. Need not be present to win. Thank you to our donors!!
Shop for bonnets, Civil War hats, toy soldiers and other items at the Donaldson House Visitor's Center & Gift Shop
Schedule subject to change without notice
Food and Beverages Are Available Both Days
Children 6 to 12: $3.00
Children under 5 are free!
(Cash or check only)
Free parking at Pilgrim Park Middle School on Pilgrim Parkway and North Shore Bank on Bluemound at Pilgrim Parkway. A free shuttle is provided round trip to the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum from both lots. No parking on the grounds
Pilgrim Park Middle School 1500 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove, WI
North Shore Bank
15700 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, WI
To Prior Civil War Days Participants
17th Corps Field Hospital
Civil War Nursing - Emily Matthews
Daughters of Union Veterans
Embalming Surgeon - Ed Klug
Fortune Teller - Carol Paulson
Grand Army of the Republic
Historical Time Keepers
Kepis & Dream Catchers
Mary Todd Lincoln - Jessica Michna
Pelham's Battery (CSA)
Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin
Undertaker - Scott Paulson
Prior Civil War Encampment
Crowds gather to see the canon fire.
Confederate troops come out from hiding in the underbrush.
Union troops fire canon.
President Lincoln examines wares sold by a
during the Civil War Encampment.