River Through Time Living History Reenactment

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Join us for a journey through time every Memorial Weekend This is one of the best free events Michigan has to offer !


River Through Time and Civil War Days is a free family fun and educational living history reencatment held in Coldwater Michigan every year over Memorial Weekend. Children and adults will get hands on experience with these historical timelines

1600's Voyageurs/Fur Trade Era, French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican Texas War, Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish American War, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam.

Friday from 9am - 3pm is education day for over 1500 children. This is open to all schools. Public, private, home and their families.

Not only will the children and their families get hands on experiences, they may also purchase food and souvenirs while enjoying their day with us.

Friday From 6-7pm Catch the train from Coldwater to Quincy and back, enjoy a wild west style robbery, a civil war battle or other historical battle and a cowboy shoot out.

Veterans and School aged children ride for free, children must be accompanied by a paying parent or adult. Board the train at 29 W Park Ave, Coldwater, MI. Adult tickets prices are $10.00 ( adults MUST be accompainied by school aged children k-12 )

Friday evening from 7-10pm. There will be Karaoke in the Pavilion Tent at Heritage Park. Music provided by: Rainbow Key Karaoke.

Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 4pm. Our event continues Come enjoy the food and festivities at this family fun and educational event.

Enjoy some refreshing tea with Mrs. Lincoln. Watch the battles and skirmishes, Witness the thunder of the many cannons being fired, enjoy live music, a Vintage Base Ball Game, interact with Native Americans, Trappers, Traders, pioneers, service men and women.

Make a candle or make some rope. Pet farm animals and look at the cannons and vehicles from the various wars. Learn how to start a fire the old-fashioned way, learn how to make soap, turn fleece into yarn and so much more!

See Military and civilian impressions, demonstrations, early setter encampments, drills, battles, period craftsmen and craftswoman at work. See the wigwams and tipis, enjoy Native American drumming, watch a hawk and knife throwing contest. Toss some horse shoes, participate in a potato sack race and then help in a tug of war competition.

Come see what it was like to live during the many timelines being portrayed. Shop at our many merchants, sutlers, blanket traders and food purveyors, Purchase some raffle tickets for the numerous items being raffled off both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday from 5-6pm. Reenactors meal, catered by The Testimonials. For those reenactors who wish to join us meal tickets are $5.00

Saturday night from 7-10 pm. Return and Join us for our USO Dance! Great music provided by Wind Rose Minstrels. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the dance.

Sunday from 9am - 4pm. A non-denominational church service starts our day. Rejoin us for more great family fun, entertainment and historical education.

Monday 8:30am. Join us for the parade uptown. The parade starts at the corner of East Chicago and Hudson Streets and goes through downtown on Chicago Street.

For our fellow reenactors, demonstrators, entertainers, musicians, please come join us for this educational and fun filled weekend.

Our event is held at Heritage Park, in Coldwater, Michigan

Our event runs rain or shine!

Events subject to change without notice

Please visit our website: http://riverthroughtime.com

Reenactors register here http://riverthroughtime.com/registration.htm

Schools register here http://riverthroughtime.com/registration.htm

Email us at: riverthroughtime@gmail.com

Call us at: 517-258-1360