Old Time Autumn slated for this weekend
The Brownville two-day celebration known as Old Time Autumn will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9. This activity-filled weekend event has become a favorite for families as well as serious history buffs.
After 150 years, the Civil War still inflames imaginations. What was it like then, at home or the battlefield? You can find out at the annual encampments hosted by the Fremont Pathfinders and their friends who will join them in Brownville, Neb. The battle at Perryville, Ken., will be held each day on one of the hillsides of Brownville as well as along Whiskey Creek Trail.
The 150 re-enactors stay in character, even when off the battlefield. This event provides spectators an incredible opportunity to see history in all its sound and fury. View the thundering cavalry, the blasts and smoke of cannons and guns in battle.
Saturday activities include the following:
• 9 – 12 a.m. – Art workshops on Main Street with Beth Cole at the BFAA Schoolhouse Gallery
• 10 a.m. – Battle by Re-enactors
• 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Chicken and Biscuit Dinner at the Town Hall – free will donation – sponsored by the Brownville Historical Society
• 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Museums open
• Afternoon – Trolley and Buggy rides along Brownville’s picturesque main street
• 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. – 50th Birthday of the Carson House donated to Brownville Historical Society by Rose Carson. Enjoy birthday cake on the Carson porch.
• 2 p.m. Battle at Sixth and Allen streets
• 3 p.m. – Sightseeing cruise by reservation on the Spirit of Brownville, 402-825-6441
• 6 p.m. – Dance at the Town Hall – “Roundhouse Band”
Sunday activities include the following:
• 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast at the Christian Church Social Hall
• 10 a.m. – Worship at either the Methodist Church or Christian Church
• 12:30 p.m. – Parade of re-enactors, Cavalry between Sixth and First streets on Main
• All day art on Main Street
• Afternoon – Trolley and buggy rides along Brownville’s picturesque main street
• 1 – 4 p.m. – Museums open
• 1:30 p.m. – Battle at Sixth and Allen Streets
• 2 p.m. – One Book One Nebraska Reading at Schoolhouse Gallery sponsored by BFAA
• 2 p.m. – Pie reception at Railroad History Center Museum
• 3 p.m. – Sightseeing Cruise on Missouri River on the Spirit of Brownville. Call 402-825-6441 for reservations.
Plan to join us in historic Brownville for all the activities. We look forward to seeing you.
For more information, please contact www.Brownville-ne.com (events) or BrownvilleHistoricalSociety.org.