Discovering History Day In Fox Lake Saturday

(Fox Lake) The Fox Lake Historical Society is inviting the public to their “Discovering History Day.” The event will feature a wide-variety of Civil War and War of 1812 activities including a portrayal of drill and camp life and a history walk of historic landmarks in the Fox Lake area. Organizer Tom Klas says there will be a presentation on Fox Lake Rifleman Samuel McDowell, a former Fox Lake teacher who enlisted in 1861, which will feature over 40 different items from his war memorabilia. There will also be an unveiling of the Fox Lake Historical Society electronic Civil War images collection. After the program, attendees will be able to sing historic songs around campfires from the War of 1812 and Civil War living history groups. During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, organizer Gary Klas says visitors should bring their own civil war images so that they will be able to tell their stories. The “Discover History Day” will take place Saturday at the Fox Lake Historical Society Depot Museum located on 211 Cordelia Street. The event will run from 9am to 5pm, with special activities scheduled throughout the day. A History Walk runs from 10am to 12pm beginning at the Community Congregational Museum. The Samuel McDowell presentation will begin at 6pm at the Fox Lake Historical Society Community Congregational Museum located on 205 College Avenue. Pictured: The Eighth Wisconsin Color Guard