McGregor Youth Historic Civil War Camp

Mission Statement

To make the interest in history, and specifically the American Civil War, vital and compelling for each new generation of individuals, and give back to our community, our state, our region, and our country.”

Step back in time and put your feet in the shoes of the bravest fighting unit of the American Civil War.

 We bring together youth of all ages with hands-on experiences from that historic period of one hundred and fifty years ago.

Camp Iron Offerings

Discussion Group - Meets the 1st Wed. of ea. month at the McGregor Public Library
April 6, 2013 - Park Day 2013 at Ulysses S. Grant home, Galena, IL
   Historic Civil War Guide/Chaperone - Sample Itinerary
By Special Reservation - Camp Iron Civil War encampment

Group sizes for all events are always limited, so sign up early.

More events to be added - Schedule subject to change

Check back for current events and updates.

Download our sign up forms, with medical release and insurance forms.

Contact us to give a classroom presentation.  Once you hear Andrew give a presentation you’ll realize how interesting and relevant he makes the Civil War to kids. 

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Letter from the Executive Director:

My father was a history teacher and he passed on to me his intense passion for history, not just for dates and facts, but also an appreciation for the human condition and the remembrance of those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

This camp was created in McGregor, IA in 2007, and the flavor of the camp is decidedly "Union."  That doesn't mean there will be nothing associated with the southern "cause," but that will have a distinctly northern feeling.  We will most closely associate ourselves with the historic Union unit, "The Iron Brigade" (specifically Company C of the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry formed in Prairie du Chien, WI), but will also spotlight other Western (Midwestern) units.

I can guarantee that this will be an enjoyable experience your child will not forget.  Join us this summer!

Andrew Reichard - Executive Director

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Andrew Reichard,
Apr 21, 2009, 12:36 PM