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Dick Ellis Blog:
10/9/2019
Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
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Experience living history at Marsh Haven Nature Center

      Take a step back in time at Marsh Haven Nature Center during the weekend of September 23-25. The annual Fall Living History Festival welcomes re-enactors and artisans who will share their role in history and skills from the past. Tents and tipis will be set up for the encampment weekend at Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Highway 49, three miles east of Waupun.   

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Learn the paddle routes of the voyageurs at Marsh Haven’s Fall Living History Festival September 23-25. 

     There will be educational and hands-on demonstrations indoors and outside, including: Native American storytelling, voyageur canoes, War of 1812, blacksmithing, candle making, butter churning, basket weaving, rug weaving, porcelain painting, Dutch Oven cooking, fry bread, fiber arts, prairie garden, and Conestoga wagon display.

     Friday is Education Day when school groups and homeschool families are invited to attend free of charge during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The encampment opens to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday with a 1p.m. Wolves Among Us program and extended hours that evening for a 5 p.m. War of 1812 film and discussion, and 7:30 p.m. astronomy program. On Sunday, the encampment is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an 11 a.m. Wolves Among Us program, 12 p.m. Whooping Crane: Past, Present, and Future program, and program on Historic Fur Trade by Herman Bender at 1 p.m. Crafts and games for the children will be available all weekend.

     Special event daily admission for the festival is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Marsh Haven members are always free. Admission is good for the entire day and includes the nature center and hiking trails. For more information visit www.marshhaven.com or call (920) 318-9518.

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Discover the beauty of the Horicon Marsh area during the Fall Living History Festival at Marsh Haven Nature Center.

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