The first weekend in May, Grand Ledge celebrates Michigan artists, local culture, and our rich Victorian heritage by inviting visitors to join us for historical demonstrations and themed activities in our beautiful downtown, overlooking the river and picturesque ledges.
This is a wonderful opportunity to discover Grand Ledge, explore our unique geography, learn about our rich history, and meet our friendly residents and shop-keepers.
Announcing: Civil War Sunday!
Visit both the North and the South all weekend long on beautiful Island Park, 2 & 3 May 2015. You'll see living history re-enactors portraying all walks of life, military and civilian, with daily life, drills, and lively skirmishes going on throughout.
Among our valued Civil War guests, we're pleased to announce the return of our host unit, the 8th Arkansas/22 Michigan, and the 12th South Carolina/4th Michigan, we proudly welcome the 102nd USCT Co. B, and we giddily anticipate the Emerald Peacock Saloon!
We're actively recruiting more groups and planning many special events for Civil War Sunday, so mark your calendar and bring the whole family! We'll be announcing specifics here on this website and on our Facebook page as the festival date approaches.
We're looking for lead singers and soloists of all persuasions: soprano, alto, tenor, bass.
You'll not want to miss this rare chance for fun in full harmony and sing along to some of history's most well-loved and popular works, including choice selections from The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, and others most cherished!
Visit our Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-a-Long page for more information.
We want to showcase your Victorian or Civil War topic of education, talent, or expertise!
This year, we will host two Chautauqua events: a Victorian Era themed Chautauqua on Saturday, and a Civil War Chautauqua on Sunday.
Visit our Chautauqua page for more information.
What the dickens is a "Chautauqua," you may ask? It's rather like a conference, with speakers, presenters, entertainers, and sometimes musicians and other performers. Topics can include pretty much anything Victorian or Civil War related, and range from the educational and the scientific to the fun, the obscure, and even sometimes the entertainingly ludicrous.
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