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150th Anniversary of Civil War Draft Riots and Veteran Remembrance Celebration

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 121 W Main St Port Washington WI 53074  See map

Thursday Nov. 8 through Nov. 30 (Except Sunday Nov.11) Ozaukee County in the Civil War Exhibit. Second Floor of the historic courthouse at 121 W. Main St. in Port
Washington. Learn about the sacrifices of Ozaukee soldiers in the Civil War. Documents, lists of soldiers, individual soldier photos and stories and more will be on display. This free exhibit is open from 10-5 each day. (Closed on Sunday, Nov. 11) For more information go to www.co.ozaukee.wi.us


Saturday, Nov. 10 Civil War Program to
commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1862 Draft Riot in Port Washington and a remembrance of veterans. Held at the historic courthouse at 121 W. Main St.
in Port Washington. Special outdoor program at
2:00. Open house from noon to 5. Unveiling of historic marker, period music, veteran's tribute, exhibits, book signing, courthouse tours and refreshments.
Program held inside in inclement weather. Free admission. For more information go to www.co.ozaukee.wi.us.


More about Saturday's event taken from a press release from the Port Washington Historical Society:


A commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 1862 Civil War draft riots that occurred in Port Washington will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Historic Ozaukee County Courthouse, 121 W. Main St., in downtown Port Washington. Featured attractions will include the Civil War Singers of Manitowoc, storytelling, dedication of a historical marker, a tribute to veterans of the Civil War and America's other conflicts, and remarks by Ozaukee County Administrator Tom Meaux and other officials.

Music, demonstrations and a historical re-enactment will be featured. An exhibit on the event will be on display in the Ozaukee County Courthouse County Board Room from Nov. 8th-10th and 12th-16th,from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of those dates.

The riots on Nov. 12, 1862, were launched mostly by angry farmers from Luxembourg against the German immigrant and native American businessmen of Port Washington. (Read more online about the riots at http://www.28thwisconsin.com/service/riots.html.)

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Port Washington Historical Society and the Luxembourg-American Cultural Society. For more information, call 262-476-5086.

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