A variety of programs will highlight the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10-11, 2013.
A special commemorative ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m., in the Visitor Center, with guest speakers, wreath laying, color guard, etc. Entrance fees will be waived on August 10 only.
On Saturday, the historic Ray House will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours. Programs about Civil War medicine will take place at the house. Also, artillery firing demonstrations are scheduled at Tour Stop 5, with demonstration times being 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The programs will highlight the role of artillery during the battle.
On Saturday, August 10, infantry demonstrations will occur at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Artillery demonstrations will take place that afternoon at 12 noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
On Sunday, August 11, artillery demonstrations are planned for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., followed by infantry demonstrations at 12 noon and 2 p.m.