Second Battle of Sunset Lake Coming to Vicksburg in June

By Sue Moore Over 150 Revolutionary War re-enactors and their camp followers marched down the streets of Vicksburg in a show of force during the Taste of Vicksburg’s annual celebration in 2016. “It was amazing to see so many marchers dressed in 18th century clothing, in close formation in downtown Vicksburg,” said Ted Vliek, then … Continue reading Second Battle of Sunset Lake Coming to Vicksburg in June

Vicksburg Historical Society Sponsors the Re-enactment as Part of its Living History Theme

By Sue Moore Why Vicksburg, Michigan for a Revolutionary War re-enactment? It was never the site of action in the eight years the war dragged on from 1775 through 1783. In fact, only the Indians held sway around here before this territory was settled. “Living history is what re-enactors do best, and that’s a big … Continue reading Vicksburg Historical Society Sponsors the Re-enactment as Part of its Living History Theme

Boy Scouts Initiated Battle of Sunset Lake

By Sue Moore The idea for bringing Revolutionary War re-enactors to Vicksburg came from an invitation from the Vicksburg Boy Scouts to three re-enactors who attended their camporee in 2015. The lads were enthralled with two guys dressed in red as members of the 84th Scottish Highlanders and a Continental militia member explaining their muskets … Continue reading Boy Scouts Initiated Battle of Sunset Lake

Farmers’ Market to Offer Night Opening for Battle Guests

In support of the Battle for Sunset Lake’s Revolutionary War re-enactment venue, the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market is planning to stay open for its first ever night market until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Its normal hours are 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday afternoons. The re-enactors will be invited to taste the specialties of … Continue reading Farmers’ Market to Offer Night Opening for Battle Guests

Vendors Attending the Battle of Sunset Lake

Vendors at the Recreation Park booths during the Battle of Sunset Lake will be unfamiliar to people who attend local craft shows, according to Stefan Sekula, the NWTA organizing guru. The vendors’ products are aimed at re-enactors who need additions to their costumes or fabrications to make them seem original. But those not participating in … Continue reading Vendors Attending the Battle of Sunset Lake

Battle of Sunset Lake is Gearing Up for Big June Event

By Sue Moore Revolutionary War fighters are coming to Vicksburg to re-enact the British march from Lexington to Concord (Massachusetts). This is where the “shot heard round the world” was fired in April, 1775, which led to war with Great Britain. The host unit of re-enactors from the North West Territory Alliance (NWTA) is the … Continue reading Battle of Sunset Lake is Gearing Up for Big June Event

Battle on Sunset Lake Takes Shape

By Sue Moore Funding for the Vicksburg Historical Society’s Revolutionary War re-enactment, the Battle on Sunset Lake, has been secured. “We have received critical grant funding from the Michigan Humanities Council, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation in Kalamazoo, the Vicksburg Foundation, the Vicksburg Rotary Club and Lions Club in recent weeks,” according to Ted Vliek, … Continue reading Battle on Sunset Lake Takes Shape