Bonaparte's Civil War Experience


Bonaparte, IA

Ph. 319.592.3400


A sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War with horse-drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, soldier’s encampment, food, and activities.  

The Taste of History will also be held that evening as living history is portrayed in the first person from the Civil War Era, with a delicious three course candlelight dinner served in the historic Whitely Opera House.

There will also be a Doll Dressing Contest featuring Vintage Bride Dolls dressed in 1860’s era costume by area women for display and voting (by quarters) at Waterfront Place, 606 1st St.







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