2019

January

  • Printable Event Schedule on Tuesday, January 01 through Tuesday, December 31

    Printable - 2019 Event Schedule



May

  • Battle of Cheney on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27

     

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    “Separate myth from fact by building a window to the past”

    WHERE:  In the wooded area just southwest of 112 Anderson Rd. in Cheney Washington. 

    If you are coming from the West and heading East on I-90 you take exit 257 the Tyler Cheney exit for highway 904 (the Lt. Colonel Michael Anderson memorial highway).  You go about 11 miles through downtown Cheney on 1st street and after passing the Les Schwab tire store on the east end of downtown you turn right or south on Pine Street.  Go across the railroad tracks and where Pine “T’s” turn left on Anderson Rd.  You will pass a recycling plant and the City of Cheney Utilities building which is 112 Anderson Rd., the official address of the event, then immediately go straight through the gate.  Follow the parking signs for visitors or “re-enactors only” to your destination.  Re-enactors continue on across the next single railroad track and at the top of a small hill you have arrived at the reenactment site.  Follow re-enactor parking signs for modern camp and parking private vehicles.

    If you are coming from the East or Spokane area and heading West on I-90 you take exit 270 the Four Lakes Cheney exit for highway 904 (the Lt. Colonel Michael Anderson memorial highway).  You go towards downtown Cheney about 5 or 6 miles and just after the 4 lanes narrow to 2 lanes on 1st street you turn left or south on Pine Street (just before you get to the Les Schwab tire store).  Go across the railroad tracks and where Pine “T’s” turn left on Anderson Rd.  You will pass a recycling plant and the City of Cheney Utilities building which is 112 Anderson Rd., the official address of the event, then immediately go straight through the gate.  Follow the parking signs for visitors or “re-enactors only” to your destination.  Re-enactors continue on across the next single railroad track and at the top of a small hill you have arrived at the reenactment site.  Follow re-enactor parking signs for modern camp and parking private vehicles.

    COST:  $5 per person age 6 and up, 5 years and younger are free.  Current military personnel are $5 but can bring one guest in for free.  This price gets you unlimited access all weekend to the event during the day.  The Lantern Tour Sunday evening is a separate $5 fee per person.

    HOURS:  Saturday and Sunday are 9 am to 5 pm.  Monday is 9 am to 12 noon.                 

    Saturday evening 1860’s PERIOD DANCE time and location to be announced.                       

    Sunday evening LANTERN TOUR time and location to be announced.                                                Suggest; Arrive 60 minutes prior to Dusk is recommended. 

    SCHEDULESATURDAY, MAY 25

    9 am – Camps open

    10 am – Confederate Parade on the battlefield

    10:30 am – Union Parade on the battlefield

    11 am – Morning battle

    3 pm – Afternoon battle

    5 pm – camps close

    7 pm – 1860’s period dance

    10 pm - taps

    Sunday, MAY 26

    9 am – Camps open and Church call, location to be announced

    10 am – Union Parade on the battlefield

    10:30 am – Confederate Parade on the battlefield

    11 am – Morning battle

    3 pm – Afternoon battle

    5 pm – camps close

    Monday, MAY 27

    9 am – Camps open

    9:30 am – Union and Confederate Parades in their respective camps

    10:30 am – Morning battle

    Immediately after the battle – multi-agency Memorial Day program

    At the conclusion of the Memorial Day program, the camps close.

    DETAILS OF ACTIVITIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS WILL BE POSTED EACH MORNING AT THE ACTIVITIES TENT ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE BATTLEFIELD.

     The Cheney Holiday Inn Express is the host hotel for the Battle of Cheney / Minnie Creek and is offering a room discount for anyone visiting the event or participating in the event.  For a reservation, their phone number is 509-235-1100 and mention you are staying because of the Civil War program to get your room discount.

    EVENT CONTACT INFORMATION:  Mike – 509-280-5608,  Gary – 509-233-8007

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June

  • Battle at Fulbright Park on Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 16

    June 15-16, Battle at Fullbright Park, Union Gap, Sponsored public battle. Contact Alan Geho, amgeho@msn.com .

    4508 Main Street - Union Gap - Washington - 98903 - info@ http://centralwaagmuseum.org

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July

  • JULY Board Meeting on Saturday, July 13

    Date: TBD

    Westside location: TBD

    Eastside location:  Argonne Library
                                4322 N. Argonne Rd.
                                Spokane WA 99212
                                (509) 893-8260

    This is the meeting where the 2019 Election Coordinator (for 2020 Executive Board) will be selected. 

  • Battle of Chehalis River on Saturday, July 20 through Sunday, July 21

     Battle of Chehalis River, Chehalis, Sponsored public battle.                      

    Contact Kevin Saville, kevin@saville.net, (360) 292-0966.;                                the Veterans Memorial Museum. http://www.veteransmuseum.org/ 

     

October

  • Eastern Washington Autumn Ball on Saturday, October 12 through Saturday, October 12

    Date not Confirmed
    Washington Civil War Association
    Eastern Washington Autumn Ball
    Saturday ~ October TBD 
    Place: St. Francis of Assissi Social Hall ~ 1104 W. Heroy, Spokane, WA
    Doors Open: 4 PM ~ Potluck Dinner 5:00 pm
    Dancing Starts 6:30 – 9:30 pm ~ Professional Caller & Music
    COST
    Adult: 10.00
    Child(18 years & younger): 7.00
    NO MORE THAN 35.00 per family (includes parents & children)
    ***If attending the dinner, bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share.
    Period Dress or Formal Attire
    For more information: darnamichie@gmail.com

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  • OCT Board Meeting on Sunday, October 13

    Date & Westside: TBD 

    John Joyce, remnant64@yahoo.com
    253-846-8958

    Eastside:  Argonne Library,
                   4322 N. Argonne Road
                   Spokane, WA 99212  
                   509-893-8260

    Gary Michie  509-233-8912
     majormichie@gmail.com

    The 2020 Event schedule will be voted on at this meeting.

November

  • Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, November 09

    November 9, Veteran’s Day Parade, Auburn, Sanctioned.

    All are invited to attend the Auburn Veterans Day Parade on Sat, Nov. 10.  The parade begins at 11.  All participants are asked to arrive no later than 10:30. Our staging area where we meet and form up at the corner of  H St SE and Main St. Main St is the parade route. Please bring your colors. The parade organizers, along with Auburn P.D., have banned shooting at the parade, so we will have to wow the crowd with our awesome colors and our precision marching.  

     

     Everyone is invited: cavalry, artillery, civilians, and of course infantry. We especially need Confederates at the parade. After marching, there will be a no-host (pay for yourself)  lunch at the Old Country Buffet in Federal Way.  Consider it a final chance to see your buddies for the season.  

     

     The parade coordinator recommends parking at the Auburn Transit Center Parking Garage at 2nd and A St SW, or at Washington Elementary School. Johnny Joyce, the event coordinator, recommends parking at the Auburn General Hospital in downtown Auburn. 

     

     Hope to see many of you here for our final event of the season.

     

     Sincerely, 

     

    Johnny Joyce

               

    Contact Johnny Joyce, remnant64@yahoo.com, 253-232-6420 

  • NOV Board Meeting on Saturday, November 16

    Westside: Date and Location TBD
    John Joyce, remnant64@yahoo.com, 253-846-8958

    Eastside:  Argonne Library,  4322 N. Argonne Rd. Spokane WA 99212  (509) 893-8260
    Gary Michie  (509) 233-8912,  majormichie@gmail.com

    WCWA Administration Board Election results announced.