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Ashippun Indian Summer
A Living History Event

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Ashippun Indian Summer

A Living History Event

October 2-4, 2015 are the dates for the Ashippun Indian Summer Living History Event. Visitors can take a step back in time to the days of the Voyageurs, Fur Traders, Native Americans, the Civil War period and the French Indian War period. The event takes place at the Ashippun Town Hall located at the corners of Cty. Hwy. P and Cty. Hwy. O.

The Ashippun History Committee has been a sponsor of this event for 8 years and they are proud to do so. On Friday, October 2, about 800 to 1,000 children will be attending at no cost to them. The school buses that bring the children will fill the parking lot and one can hear their sounds of glee as they see the sights of Indian Teepees and watch the period Blacksmith do his trade. There will be a horse drawn carriage, Period & Native Traders, a flint knapper, a potter, spinners and a natural cloth dying demo. Face painting will be offered plus trappers, a gatling gun demo, cannons, Indian Artifact display and Period Food will make it a wonderful day, rain or shine.

Guest Presentations on Friday will be Leslie Kiehl about Wild Life, Julie Flemming telling Native American Stories, Russian Cossack, Ivan the Black, performing on his beautiful steed, Boonka Bear & Agie with Native Dancing, and Hawk throwing knives. Saturday and Sunday will feature many special attractions beginning at 10 AM.

In true Native American tradition, you will be the honored guests of Dirty Kettle, a mountain man who has come west to take advantage of the fur trade. Dirty Kettle invites you into his home, a 16 foot teepee that replicates one used by the Cheyenne Plains Indians in the early 1800’s.

History comes alive during this hands-on presentation of Native American life during the 1800-1850 period. You’ll learn the ways and traditions of the Plains Indians and the Mountain Men who lived among them.

For complete information on this FREE event please go to or call 920-474-4619. Free admission and FREE parking for all. Everyone is WELCOME!!

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