Press RoomTall Ships Fort Howard Ceremony
August 3, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
200th Anniversary of Military Fort Howard Event
Green Bay, WI---August 3, 2016---Please join us on Sunday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. for a celebration of the 200th anniversary of military Fort Howard. In conjunction with the Nicolet Bank Tall Ship Festival, there will be ceremonial cannon fire from the Main Street Bridge at 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. and Ho-Chunk Nation veterans from Black River Falls Post 129.
Speakers at this event will touch upon the history of the Green Bay area at the time of the establishment of military Fort Howard in 1816. Speakers include Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach; Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt; Menominee and Ottawa descendent, Mike Hoffman, 6th generation grandson of Charles de Langlade ("The Father of Wisconsin"); Chief Clayton Winneshiek of the Ho-Chunk Nation; Fort Howard Neighborhood Association president, Will Peters; Green Bay Alderman and Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission Chair, Mark Steuer; and Neville Public Museum Director, Beth Lemke
Two hundred years ago the 3rd Infantry of the U.S. Army landed on the west side of the Fox River and established the military post, Fort Howard. It was here, along the shores of the Fox River, where officers, soldiers, and civilians laid the foundations for the community that became Green Bay.
The Neville Public Museum will have special hours during the Nicolet Bank Tall Ship Festival:
Friday, August 5 – 9:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 6 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Parking will also be available at the museum for $5 per car or $2.50 per motorcycle. Vehicles must enter Museum Place by way of Walnut Street due to Main/Dousman Street bridge closures.
Neville Public Museum Foundation
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
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