OPENING WEEKEND! Springtime at Fort Edward Augustus Encampment
2640 S Webster Ave
Green Bay, WI 54301
“This Fort is situated on the southern extremity of a Bay in Lake Michigan, termed by the French the Bay of Puants but which, since the English have gained possession of all the settlements on this part of the Continent, is called by them the Green Bay. The reason of its being thus denominated is from its appearance, for on leaving Michilimackinac in the spring season, though the trees there have not even put forth their buds, yet you find the country around La Bay, notwithstanding the passage has not exceeded fourteen days, covered with the finest verdure and vegetation as forward as it could be were it summer.” – Jonathan Carver
Spring has finally arrived at Green Bay, gone is the snow-covered landscape, and the British soldiers and civilians of Fort Edward Augustus readily welcome the warm air and sunshine.
Reintroduce yourself to Heritage Hill for our season opening weekend! All buildings will be open, including Cotton House and Tank Cottage with interpreters in the majority of buildings. Activity will be centered in the Fort area with performances from our Fort Howard Guard Fife & Drum Corps, and the Fur Trade area with an encampment by the Redcoats in Green Bay and the Yankee Peas Mess! Lunch will be available for purchase or bring a picnic!
Join us May 6 and 7 at Heritage Hill State Historical Park, where our soldiers can be seen practicing military drill, parapet firing, street firing, and marksmanship. The fort’s garden fence will be receiving repairs and the earth will be prepared for planting. See foods cooked over the fire and bread baked in a clay oven. And look for the garrison tailor who might be seen finishing alterations on some of the men’s new coats.
Heaven Intended Book Signing!
- Saturday, May 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- Sunday, May 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
An avid reader and history buff since childhood, author, journalist and screenwriter Amanda Lauer fulfilled a lifelong goal with the publication of the first installment in her Heaven Intended Civil War series, A World Such as Heaven Intended, in 2014. A Life Such as Heaven Intended, A Love Such as Heaven Intended, and A Freedom Such as Heaven Intended were released in 2018, 2019 and 2021 respectively. A Faith Such as Heaven Intended is slated to be published in late summer of 2023. This award-winning, wholesome romance series was inspired by the story of a true Civil War hero. “All gave some; some gave all.” Join Amanda at Heritage Hill on opening weekend to purchase a signed copy of her latest publication and visit with this local Wisconsin author. Learn more about Amanda and the Heaven Intended sereis on her website here.
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