A community celebrates its history
This year’s Horse & Buggy Days celebration included an observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
On Friday, Sept. 20, approximately 700 students from Weyauwega-Fremont’s elementary and middle schools and from St. Peter Lutheran School visited Community Park for “History in the Park.”
The students visited the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, met this year’s Horse & Buggy Days king and queen, Gordy Niemuth and Verna Thiel, and also met Civil War Encampment participants.
After the Sept. 21 Horse & Buggy Days Parade, a program which included music and readings was presented at the Gerold Opera House.
Later that day, the gravestones of three Civil War veterans were dedicated at Oakwood Cemetery.
Throughout the weekend, people were able to visit with members of the Sons of the Union-Veterans of the Civil War, Old Abe Camp #8 during their encampment at Community Park.