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The Shire of Heraldshill again participated in|
Military History Days
27-29 April 2007
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1 May 2007
We had a great time at this multi-era 3-day demo again this year. The weather was lovely, and we had friends from outside our Shire join us in the fun.
Nice partially wooded 40 acre site (Sportsman's Park) behind the Charles City VFW -
1505 N. Grand (link to Mapquest Map)
A two to three hundred re-enactors from all over the Midwest (Clann Tartan, Native American, French-and-Indian, Revolutionary War, Civil War, New Ulm Battery, WW2 Germans, WW2 Russians, and WW2 Allied, and new this year, Vietnam.)
Several thousand (!) visitors.
Camping areas arranged in chronological order under the trees around the main battlefield.
We had tours of Kaie and Ansgar's tent, Master Edweard's woodworking, medieval medicine information, campfire cooking, A&S displays, and combat demonstrations. Friday night we got John Paul's big trebuchet functional for demonstration on Saturday!
Student Day (Friday) had over 1400 students, 5th grade and up (although not all 1400 came through our area).
We had stone soup Friday night after Stasi spent the day tending it as part of our A&S area.
Period food samples were set out for Saturday - Irish soda bread, pfeffernusse, shrewsbury cakes, gingerbread, mint and strawberry sekanjabin.
There was a "thank-you" Hog Roast for all the re-enactors on Saturday night
Impromptu skirmishes between groups and eras livened up the action.
Official Charles City Military History Days Website.
Friday: Student Day
Photos by Lady Sofya la Rus and Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn
Getting the trebuchet functional
Photos by Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn
The dragon is trying to eat her!
The Broom Brigade!
Photos by Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn and HL Brigida von Muenchen
Can a cowboy hit Ansgar in 10 minutes?
Photos copyright © 2007, Lisa Kies and Russ Echelbarger.
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