PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- An annual historic re-enactment in Platteville has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizers for the Platteville Historic Re-enactment cited a "steadily rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area" in their decision to postpone the event, which had been scheduled for September 10-12 at Platteville’s Mound View Park.
“Our committee and re-enacting family really tried to make it possible to hold the re-enactment this year, but we kept coming back to the feeling that we needed to protect the re-enactors, our volunteers, and the students, teachers, and families that would be coming to the event. We did not want to be the reason someone fell ill, or worse,” said committee chair Stephanie Saager-Bourret, in a press release.
Since the event's inception in 1998, over 50,000 students, teachers and families have attended.
Although this year's event has been postponed, virtual programming and curriculum materials are available at https://mining.jamison.museum/hr/. Teachers can utilize these videos, resources and activities with their students.