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.
20th Annual Civil War Encampment
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Daily
Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum
1075 Pilgrim Parkway
During this two day event, Confederate and Union soldier re-enactors camp overnight on the grounds. Walk through the campsites, hear cannon roar, tour the Inn. Meet Abraham Lincoln, see a fashion show of 1860s clothing, and hear the Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin. Watch Cushing’s Battery demonstrate the artillery and fire the cannon. Bid on silent auction baskets.
Visitors will be able to:
View medical demonstrations of the care and treatment received by Civil War soldiers
Walk through the soldiers' campsites and see soldiers readying for battle
See an artillery demonstration and hear the cannon roar
Listen to an address by Abraham Lincoln on Saturday
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.
Tour the historic Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum restored with authentic artifacts
Stop in at the blacksmith shop, the smoke house, the ice house and the Donaldson House
Observe or talk to a blacksmith, a fortune teller, and an embalmer, etc.
Visit the Mourning Room inside the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum
Learn how clothing and other items were made in the 1860s -spinning, quilting , bobbin lace making etc.
Attend a 1860’s Fashion Show on Saturday
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 children would have in the 1860's
Hear the Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin perform on Sunday
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!!
Buy gift items at the Donaldson House Visitor's Center & Gift Shop
Schedule subject to change without notice
Schedule of Events
Schedule to be announced
Food and Beverages Are Available Both Days
Children 6 to 12: $2.00
Children under 5 are free!
(Cash or check only)
Free parking and a shuttle is provided round trip from these parking lots to the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum. No parking on the grounds
Pilgrim Park Middle School 1500 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove, WI
North Shore Bank, North Parking Lot 15700 W. Blue Mound Road, Brookfield, WI
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.