2020

January

  • Printable Event Schedule on Wednesday, January 01 through Thursday, December 31

    Printable - 2020 Event Schedule



April

  • WCWA General Membership Meeting on Saturday, April 18
    Delayed- Till Further Notice-
    April Board Mtg- 
    April 18th, 6:00PM

    Location:

    Union Gap, Fullbright Park
    during the School of the Soldier

    Stan S. WCWA Chairman,
    southern1029@gmail.com

May

  • Ferndale Demo on Thursday, May 07 through Friday, May 08
    Ferndale Heritage Society, Pioneer Park-2004 Cherry Street, 
    Ferndale, WA 98248

    Ferndale Heritage Society, Pioneer Park, Firing Demo, 
    Event coordinator Karin Porret, skporret@frontier.com.

  • Fort Lewis Armed Forces Day sanctioned (skirmish) on Saturday, May 16 through Sunday, May 17

    May 19, Fort Lewis Armed Forces Day, (JBLM) Sanctioned (skirmish). 

    Contact Kevin Saville, kevin@saville.net (360) 292-0966.
  • Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 16 through Saturday, May 16

    May 18, Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade, Bremerton, Sanctioned (no skirmish). Contact Howard Struve, hstruve@wavecable.com (360) 874-8548.

  • Lilac Festival on Saturday, May 16

     Spokane Lilac Festival, Armed Forces Torchlite Parade, Sanctioned (no skirmish). Contact Lisa Tharp, floydh3mvi@gmail.com (509) 998-9136

  • Battle of Cheney on Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25

     

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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 23

    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 24

    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 25

    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:  

    Contact: Sheena Black, sheknapps@gmail.com 

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June

July

  • JULY Board Meeting on Saturday, July 04

    Date: TBD,

    Stan S. WCWA Chairman, southern1029@gmail.com

     

    Westside location: TBD 

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

    This is the meeting where the 2020 Election Coordinator (for 2021 Executive Board) will be selected. 

  • Battle of Chehalis River on Saturday, July 18 through Sunday, July 19

     Battle of Chehalis River, Chehalis, Sponsored public battle.                 

    Click on Event: *MAP*   Click on  *SCHEDULE*           

    Contact Kevin Saville, kevin@saville.net, (360) 292-0966.;          

    Veterans Memorial Museum. http://www.veteransmuseum.org/ 

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October

  • OCT Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 13

    Date & Westside: TBD       Date: TBD, Westside location: TBD 

     Stan S. WCWA Chairman, southern1029@gmail.com

     Eastside Location:  Argonne Library

                                4322 N. Argonne Rd.
                                Spokane WA 99212
                                (509) 893-8260

    The 2021 Event schedule will be voted on at this meeting.

November

  • Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, November 07 through Sunday, November 08

    November 7, 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 Monday, November 16

    Date & Westside: TBD                Date: TBD, Westside location: TBD 

     Stan S. WCWA Chairman, southern1029@gmail.com

     Eastside Location:  Argonne Library

                                4322 N. Argonne Rd.
                                Spokane WA 99212
                                (509) 893-8260

    WCWA Administration Board Election results announced.