The Audrain Historical Society and the City of Mexico Tourism Commission are busy planning the 17th annual Walk Back in Time, slated for Friday Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 on the Audrain …
The Audrain Historical Society and the City of Mexico Tourism Commission are busy planning the 17th annual Walk Back in Time, slated for Friday Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 on the Audrain Historical Museum Complex grounds, located at 501 Muldrow, Mexico.
Included in the event will be a Lewis and Clark full-scale 55-foot keelboat with the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles and full military encampment as well as many displays, including a 40-foot pirogue. Anniversaries that will be celebrated include the 100-year celebration of women’s suffrage, the 400-year celebration of the Mayflower’s departure from England and Missouri’s bicentennial.
Historical camps planned are Vikings in America, Medieval Swordsmen, Pirates, 1770s Colonists, 1830s Mountainmen, 1860 Pony Express, 1860s Civil War, Native American, 1880s Wild West, 1918 World War I, 1920s Suffragettes, 1940s World War II, 1950s Korean War and 1970s USMC Vietnam. Camps are set to open at 4 p.m. Friday.
Other highlights will include a fish and chicken fry, candlelight tours, craftsmen and artisans, a vintage 1860s baseball tournament and the MMA Battalion review. Also on the agenda is School Visitation Day, on Friday. Reservations are required for schools to participate.
More details will be announced as the event approaches, watch The Mexico Ledger.
Food vendors are encouraged to contact Janice at the museum at 573-581-3910 for acceptance to the event. Walk Back in Time is calling for World War I and World War II reenactors and suffragette reenactors, who are also encouraged to email email@example.com.
For more information, visit audrain.org. Walk Back in Time can also be found on Facebook and through the Audrain County Historical Museum. All modern camping is at Lakeview Park. For camping information, call the city of Mexico at 573-581-2100.
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