Past Events

This is a record of events that already happened. Visit the Upcoming Events page for future events.

"Journey Through Time" Firing the 1827 Pattern Cannon
May 13, 2017. 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Fort Crawford Museum

May 13: "Journey Through Time." Free admission. Cannon firing demonstrations of the Pattern 1827 cannon owned by the Prairie du Chien Historical Society.

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"Old Abe the War Eagle" Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
February 25, 2017. 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Fort Crawford Museum

Prairie du Chien's Bald Eagle Appreciation Days will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Fort Crawford will hold a special program on this day at 2:30 pm on "Old Abe the War Eagle." Old Abe, the bald eagle, participated in battles and skirmishes during the Civil War as the mascot of the Eight…

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Annual meeting of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society Kenny Salwey
January 12, 2017. 6:00pm - 8:30pm.
Huckleberry's Banquet Hall, Prairie du Chien, WI

All members and the public are invited to the Annual Dinner Meeting of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society on January 12, 2017, featuring keynote speaker Kenny Salwey . Social hour will start at 6:00 at Huckleberry's Restaurant, dinner will be at 6:30, followed by a short business meeting and …

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Annual Christmas Cookie & Candy Sale
December 10, 2016. 10:00am - 1:00pm.
Fort Crawford Museum

The annual Christmas Cookie and Candy Sale will take place in the visitor center at Fort Crawford Museum from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Please bring your own containers. For those last minute Christmas shopping needs the Book Store will be open. Check out the selection of discounted books. The a…

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Christmas at the Fort
December 10, 2016 - January 1, 2017.
Fort Crawford Museum

The Christmas Trees will be displayed on the porch of the Fort Crawford Museum. The Trees are decorated by local business, organizations or individuals. Trees will be lit until January 1, 2017. If you interested in sponsoring a Christmas Tree please contact Fort Crawford Musuem at 608-326-6960.

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John Muir in Prairie du Chien John Muir
November 4, 2016 - November 18, 2016. 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Fort Crawford Museum

As part of the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, the Prairie du Chien Historical Society will host an exhibit on John Muir at the Fort Crawford Musuem November 4 through November 18. On Sunday, November 13, at 4:00 pm at Fort Crawford Museum, Michael Edmonds, Wiscon…

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Fall 2016 Bus Tour Fundraiser
October 19, 2016 - October 21, 2016.
Prairie du Chien to the Twin Cities

Support the Prairie du Chien Historical Society and see some shows in the Twin Cities on the Fall 2016 Bus Tour Fundraiser. The tour will leave Prairie du Chien on a Windstar bus at approximately 8:00 a.m. on October 19 and return by approximately 8:00 p.m. October 21. The trip includes a two …

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Visiting Our Ancestors Brisbois Cemetery
October 1, 2016. 1:00pm.
Fort Crawford Museum

Costumed interpreters guide a tour through Prairie du Chien’s historic cemeteries. The tour begins with the Old French Cemetery, the oldest existing Euro-American cemetery in the upper Mississippi Valley, and ends at the Brisbois Cemetery atop a bluff overlooking Prairie du Chien. Admission charg…

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Garage Band Reunion
July 10, 2016. 1:00pm.
Dousman House, Water St., Prairie du Chien.

Gathering of Prairie du Chien Garage Bands playing rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and into the 1980s. Admission charged, held at the Dousman House, Water St., Prairie du Chien.

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Pies-A-Plenty
June 18, 2016. 4:00pm.
St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Annual Pie Auction at the Rendezvous . Over 40 homemade fruit, cream, and dessert pies are offered at auction. Proceeds support the Prairie du Chien Historical Society/Fort Crawford Museum. Auction held by the log cabin on the Rendezvous grounds, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608 326-6960.

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