War Commemorations Wrap Up 25 Aug 12

Events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the US-Dakota War wrap up this weekend in Brown County. Today (SAT) is the anniversary of the evacuation of New Ulm in 1862 following 2 attacks on the town by Dakota Indians. Today’s events include walking tours, historic marker and monument dedications, a banquet, and more. On Sunday there are cemetery tours as well as the New Ulm Battery’s “Thunder In The Valley.” New Ulm Battery First Lieutenant John Fritschie says that a total of 11 cannons will be joined by the New Ulm Municipal Band to perform pieces such as Stars & Stripes Forever and the 1812 Overture together. Thunder In The Valley takes place from 2:30 to 4:30 on Sunday at Riverside Park in New Ulm. The anniversary events then wrap up with a free concert by the Schell’s Hobo Band at Martin Luther College. Tickets are required for that event, and are available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce office downtown. For more information on the events surrounding the anniversary, go to www.browncountydakotawarcommemoration.com.