Muster on the Wabash in Vincennes
Lifelike re-enactors, vendors selling period items and interactive events will welcome visitors to Vincennes’ 15th annual Muster on the Wabash experience November 1-2, 2014. Muster commemorates Indiana Territory Gov. William Henry Harrison’s gathering of troops before the march to Prophetstown and the Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811.
The encampment, presented by the Vincennes State Historic Sites, takes place on the site of the former historic Fort Knox II, just 3 miles north of Vincennes next to Ouabache Trails County Park.
“Our ultimate goal is to educate people on the War of 1812 time period,” says David Weaver, Vincennes State Historic Sites manager. “It’s a period of time that is often forgotten, so we like to expand upon peoples’ knowledge of what was involved on the frontier and how Native Americans were a part of it.”
More than 150 re-enactors, including militia, U.S. Infantry soldiers and American Indians, will demonstrate what life was like in the early 1800s. Pioneer crafts such as woodworking, tinsmithing, blacksmithing and wool spinning will be exhibited.
Don’t miss crowd favorites such as the patrol with Harrison’s troops, the Tecumseh-Harrison confrontation and a battle each day.
The Muster runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at a cost of $5 per vehicle. For more information, contact indianamuseum.org or call (812) 882-7422.