Past comes to life in Horicon this weekend

May 9, 2019

HORICON — The past will come to life as Horicon Historical Society hosts its 11th annual Living History Days Saturday and Sunday at River Bend Park.

Society member and event organizer Lahnie Moyle-Neu invites everyone to come and enjoy the many events and attractions that will be offered.

“Guests will be able to witness the sights, sounds, and smells of a living history re-enactment,” Moyle-Neu said. “Re-enactors and demonstrators representing the 1600s through World War II will be on hand portraying life from their chosen time periods. You can expect to see a Ukranian Cossack, wigwams, wool-spinners, candle-makers, French and Indian War soldiers, frontiersmen, 18th- and 19th-century settlers, Civil War soldiers and camp followers, sutlers, World War II soldiers, black powder demonstrations, battle re-enactments and so much more.”

To help celebrate Mother’s Day, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, mothers will get a special treat.

“The first 24 mothers that are accompanied by their families (human children and grandchildren; pets do not count) will receive a gift basket,” Moyle-Neu said. “This will help celebrate mothers and the history-making work that they do.”

New this year will be an apple pie contest. Members of the public are welcome to enter this new contest. There will be two divisions: one for the participants of the encampment, who will bake their pies over their campfires, and one for anyone else who wishes to enter.

According to Moyle-Neu, there will be two divisions. One is for the participants of the encampment, who will bake their pies over their campfires. One for anyone else who wishes to enter.

Rules are as follows:

Prizes and ribbons will be awarded for the top three winners in each category.Any kind of apple pie is eligible.Entries should be brought to the concession tent in River Bend Park, where the encampment is being held, by 2 p.m. on Saturday.Judging will take place at 3 p.m.After the judging, remaining pieces of the pie will be sold to event visitors.

For any questions regarding the contest, call Neu at 920-485-0483 or Geri Pyrek at 920-485-2786.