Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster On September 16th and 17th, 2017, come check out West Michigan's Newest Civil War Reenactment.
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Holland’s historic Van Raalte Farm provides an ideal backdrop for West Michigan’s newest Civil War reenactment. Experience the American Civil War as living history while you tour the camps, meet the soldiers, and witness the Battle of Antietam. This is a free family event. Parking will be at the JCI lot located at... 915 East 32nd Street Holland, MI 49423 spectators will be transported to the reenactment at the VanRaalte Farm Park. If you would like to know more, please visit our website at... http://www.vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com The event opens to the public September 16th and 17th, at 9 am. The battle will be fought both days at 2pm, with other events and demonstrations scheduled throughout the days.

09/15/2018
September 15th and 16th: Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster

https://youtu.be/GXqaSob2cWU It’s here! Come on out to Van Raalte Farm and step back into time. This FREE event features music, living history events and speakers, Civil War re-enactments and much more. For more information and a schedule of events, please take a look at our website http://www.vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com

This year's Civil War Muster at Van Raalte Farm will be Holland's tenth year in a row hosting the reenactment. It will feature scenarios from the Battle of G...

Thank you to our sponsors for all their support! With their help, we hope to make this year’s muster one of the BEST!!...
09/11/2018

Thank you to our sponsors for all their support! With their help, we hope to make this year’s muster one of the BEST!! See you this weekend, Sept. 15th and 16th at Van Raalte Farm.

JUST A MONTH AWAY! Mark your calendars... the 10th Annual VanRaalte Farm Civil War Muster is just around the corner. The...
08/14/2018

JUST A MONTH AWAY! Mark your calendars... the 10th Annual VanRaalte Farm Civil War Muster is just around the corner. The event is Sat. & Sunday, September 15 and 16, 2018. If you haven't registered yet, please do so - you can find registration on our website at http://www.vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com/
Also check out this year's schedule of events.

We are happy to announce that noted author, Allen C. Guelzo will be speaking at this year's muster. Allen's recent book ...
04/17/2018
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We are happy to announce that noted author, Allen C. Guelzo will be speaking at this year's muster. Allen's recent book is "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion". He is the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College. For more information, check out his website at http://www.allenguelzo.com

As the snow continues to fall, plans are already underway for the 10th Annual Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster. This yea...
02/02/2018

As the snow continues to fall, plans are already underway for the 10th Annual Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster. This year’s event will be on September 15-16, 2018, and will be featuring Gettysburg scenarios.

09/18/2017

The signs are down and the Van Raalte Farm has returned to its peaceful existence, but what a thrill to see it come alive this past weekend for the 9th Annual Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster. Thank you to everyone who came out and made it such a huge success. Special thanks to our sponsors for supporting us and history!

Corn is growing high in "Miller's Cornfield".  Looking forward to honoring the history of the Fight for the Cornfield at...
07/08/2017

Corn is growing high in "Miller's Cornfield". Looking forward to honoring the history of the Fight for the Cornfield at the Battle of Antietam. Don't forget to register your Unit for this event, which can be found on our website at http://www.vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com

Excited to announce that this year's muster will be held on Sept. 16th and 17th, 2017, featuring the Battle of Antietam.
02/03/2017

Excited to announce that this year's muster will be held on Sept. 16th and 17th, 2017, featuring the Battle of Antietam.

Signs are up, VanRaalte Farm is transforming to the 1860's...Saturday is almost here!!! Hope to see you there!
09/16/2016

Signs are up, VanRaalte Farm is transforming to the 1860's...Saturday is almost here!!! Hope to see you there!

07/28/2016

Help to all FB friends... we are trying to contact 2015's blacksmith who forged incredible items and helped us make last year's event even more wonderful. Unfortunately in our transition from last year to this year, contact info was lost in the shuffle... so if anyone recalls who he was or if it is you, we'd love to hear from you. THANKS!

Thanks Sam's Club for you generous contribution! We are so happy for all the donations, commitments, and support for thi...
06/14/2016

Thanks Sam's Club for you generous contribution! We are so happy for all the donations, commitments, and support for this year's event.

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster
04/10/2016

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster
04/10/2016

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster

Say hello to the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster Executive Committee. Working hard to make the 2016 event a success!
03/24/2016

Say hello to the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster Executive Committee. Working hard to make the 2016 event a success!

03/23/2016

Happy Spring Re-enactors!!!
This year, we will be “restarting” events of the Civil War. We are excited to announce our featured event for 2016 as the Battle of Bull Run or the Battle of Manassas (First Manassas) – July 1861.

As of now, possible scenarios that may be re-enacted are Battle of Blackburn’ s Ford (July 18, 1861) as part of the First Manassas campaign and the Battle of Manassas (July 21, 1861).

Further information and details yet to come. We hope you are starting to plan your re-enactment season and come out and join us for this fun-filled event in September.

12/25/2015

Happy Holidays!! Save the date for the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster - September 17 and 18, 2016! More information to come after the new year.

Beautiful setups for living quarters. Come see life during the Civil War at the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster this we...
09/18/2015

Beautiful setups for living quarters. Come see life during the Civil War at the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster this weekend!

09/17/2015

What: The 7th Annual Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster!
When: This weekend!
Who: Everyone is welcome to this free event!
Where: Public Parking at 858 E 24th St.

Join us for a weekend of battle, soldiers, hoop skirts, and Victorian life! There are craft vendors, food, battle and surrender reenactments! Meet Abraham Lincoln, General Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and other Civil War icons. Talk with soldiers, hear the music, and enjoy the Muster!

www.VanRaalteFarmCivilWarMuster.com

The reenactors are busy making "Tent City!" Come join us in 1865 this weekend and experience the Civil War in a whole ne...
09/17/2015

The reenactors are busy making "Tent City!" Come join us in 1865 this weekend and experience the Civil War in a whole new way!

09/16/2015

Just a few days left and everything is coming together perfectly!
Be sure to share our page and our event with your friends!
See you all this weekend!

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster's cover photo
09/01/2015

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster's cover photo

Want to be involved with the Muster?We are still looking for volunteers to help during the event! Click the link for mor...
08/26/2015
Volunteer - The VanRaalte Farm Civil War Muster

Want to be involved with the Muster?
We are still looking for volunteers to help during the event! Click the link for more information.

The VanRaalte Farm Civil War Muster is a fun and excited place to volunteer. Whether you are supporting your community or local and national history, the Civil War Muster is a fantastic event to...

08/20/2015

Just one month away, we're very excited! Plus we have some news!
There will be a Speed-Loading Competition between our reenactors at the event. Be sure to show up and see who is the fastest shot (and you can be sure that it's faster than 3 shots in a minute)!
See you all there!

07/04/2015

Happy Independence Day and Vicksburg 152nd Victory Anniversary from the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster!

Advertising and supporting the American Legion Band at their first concert of the year. We're all very glad to have them...
06/16/2015

Advertising and supporting the American Legion Band at their first concert of the year. We're all very glad to have them perform at our event for the first time this year!

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster
05/27/2015

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!The Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster is looking for volunteers to help at this year's event! If you or...
05/27/2015
Volunteer - The VanRaalte Farm Civil War Muster

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

The Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster is looking for volunteers to help at this year's event! If you or someone you know might be interested, please find all of the information on this link!
Background checks on all applicants!

http://www.vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com/volunteer.html

The VanRaalte Farm Civil War Muster is a fun and excited place to volunteer. Whether you are supporting your community or local and national history, the Civil War Muster is a fantastic event to...

Take a look at our website, with updated information for prospective vendors at Crafter's Alley and Sutlers for Sutler R...
04/21/2015
Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster

Take a look at our website, with updated information for prospective vendors at Crafter's Alley and Sutlers for Sutler Row this year!
If you are a reenactor, be sure to get your company to fill out the form on the registration page!

http://www.vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com/

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster, Holland, MI event website

Just 4 days and 150 years ago, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia, the most powerful fighti...
04/14/2015
Surrender at Appomattox, 1865

Just 4 days and 150 years ago, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia, the most powerful fighting force in the Confederate Army, to Union General Ulysses S. Grant and other officers. This most important event led to the rapid end of the war and overall end of America's deadliest war.

To commemorate this event, the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster will portray this surrender and the battles that led up to it at this year's event held on September 19th & 20th.

Until then, keep your eyes on this page for great updates and fantastic history. For now, feel free to read up on this surrender from the view of eyewitnesses to this historic event...

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/appomatx.htm

Eyewitness account of the surrender that led to the end of the Civil War.

We here at the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster are proud to present our new and improved website! All of our informatio...
03/09/2015
Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster

We here at the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster are proud to present our new and improved website! All of our information will be posted here. So add it to your bookmarks and share it with your friends!
http://www.vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com/

Don't forget to keep your eyes here on our page to stay updated on all of the happenings.

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster, Holland, MI event website

02/03/2015

Hello everyone!
To keep you all updated, we are working to get ourselves an independent website. That should be up and ready a quick as we can, estimated in less than a month. We'll be sure to keep everyone updated.

In the mean time, please direct your friends to this page to get all of the updates on our continuing great event!

01/23/2015

Just to make the point clear, the Van Raalte Muster still is very active and alive, and the 2015 Muster, as well as future events afterwards, will continue as planned!

The separation from our friends at the Museum was seen as a positive change by us, allowing avenues for growth not previously available. We plan on taking full advantage of these new opportunities.

See you on September 19th and 20th for the 2015 Van Raalte Farm Muster!

I'd just like to share the great collection of photos from our 2014 event, along with captions from one of our dedicated...
01/21/2015
Robinson's Battery - 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery C

I'd just like to share the great collection of photos from our 2014 event, along with captions from one of our dedicated artillery groups, Robinson's Battery. Great shots, I'm wish I hadn't missed that rainbow! (The images from Van Raalte are about 2/3 down the page, after other great autumn reenactments)

The purpose of Robinson's Battery is to foster and preserve the history of the American Civil War era. This will be done through research, publications, reenactments, ceremonies and living history demonstrations. Robinson's Battery is incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax d…

01/17/2015

You all may have noticed the change in name of the group, and also the change in the page's URL. You all are looking at the new independent Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster.
Same incredible leadership, same historic location, same amazing vision, the same fantastic event!
We'll be bringing the Civil War back at you on September 19th and 20th, 2015!

01/07/2015

299 Likes! Amazing! Only 1 more needed to break the 300 mark. Invite your friends who enjoy history, the Civil War, Holland, or just enjoy amazing events!

12/25/2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster!

12/10/2014
Please Help the Holland Museum! - Holland Museum

Hello everyone!
You may have heard that the Holland Museum is going through some financial trouble. Since the Millage did not pass in November, they have been making many changes, one of which is to allow the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster to separate from the Museum, becoming an independent organization. And so we now are.
There are lots of major plans for growth and expansion in the works. As news arises, you can stay up-to-date here. The one thing that is for certain is this: the 2015 Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster will continue as planned! So have no fear!
In the meantime, please consider supporting the Holland Museum...

http://hollandmuseum.org/please-help-holland-museum/

Your help is needed and appreciated! The Holland Museum is in crisis. With the recent failure of an area millage vote, the Museum has had to make difficult decisions in ...

09/21/2014

Unfortunately, the battle on Sunday has been canceled. All other presentations are still on.

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