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Museum bus heading for Pipestone

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

American Indians and Civil War will be among the themes for a bus trip to Pipestone, Minn., this weekend.

The trip is sponsored by the Plymouth County Historical Museum this weekend.

The bus will depart at 8 a.m. Saturday from the museum in Le Mars. Seats are still available on the Royal Charters motor coach.

The first stop will be the Civil War Days Soldier Camps.

Among the attractions will be: Railroading, Quilting Bee, Mason and Dixon, History of Music, Abe Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation, Songs of the Civil War, Women's Fashions, Children in the War, Knitting, Photography, Minnesota and the War, Phrenology, 5th Minnesota Dakota Conflict, a Child's Life in the Civil War, Medical Program, School time, Faire Wynds, Children's Games, Mail Call in the Camps and Cannon Demonstration in the Union Camp.

Anyone wishing to remain at the Civil War camp may do so; the bus will continue at noon to the Pipestone Monument Visitor Center.

Trip participants may return to the Civil War Days' Soldier Camps for a 3 p.m. battle or visit the Pipestone County Museum in downtown Pipestone.

Later the group will tour historic Pipestone monuments paying tribute to Charles Bennett. He founded Pipestone but also was an early druggist in Le Mars. Bennett and the Close Brothers settled in the Pipestone area. The Close Brothers were English settlers who lived in Plymouth County and were land developers.

By 5:30 p.m., the Plymouth County visitors will be at the Performing Arts Center in Pipestone for "An Evening with the Lincolns."

The day will conclude with a meal at the historic Calumet Inn.

Anyone wishing to register for the trip should call the museum, 539-0223.

Reservations will be taken until 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10.

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