Venture Crew 2
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Co. "B", 2nd Platoon
La Crosse, Wisconsin© copyright, 2002, by Jeffery L. Blakeley
The mission and purpose of Venture Crew 2 is to portray historic impression of soldiers and civilian populace of the United States of America and to preserve, promote, and teach the history of the United States of America. Special emphasis is placed on the American Civil War.
Current Member Goals
It is the goal of the members of this Crew to attain proficiency in drill, authenticity in dress, and to have the general etiquette and knowledge of a soldier in the Civil War era.
Leader and Committee Goals
It is the goal of the adult leadership of this Crew to train the youth members in drill, dress, etiquette and knowledge of the era. It is also the goal of the adult leadership to field youth members at the reenactments at North Freedom 2002, Norskedalen 2002, and the national reenactment at Antietam, MD 2002.
It is also the goal of the adult leadership by the end of the campaign season in the year 2002 to turn over to the youth membership the training and leadership of new members. It will be the adult leadership's responsibility to mentor and assist in any way possible the members giving the training.
All interested youth aged 14 to 21 are welcome to join this highly motivated Crew at any time.
The national event for the 2002 season is Antietam, MD. 2nd WI Association is taking a bus again this year and all are encouraged to avail themselves of this opportunity.
Cpl. Don Freemore
Pvt. Fred Green
Pvt. Joseph Anderson
Pvt. Erick C. Blaising
Pvt. Kyle Sulik
Pvt. B. J. Freemore
Interested potential new members
Minutes of the Last Meeting
Crew Meetings will be held during events during the season. We will resume regular meetings in the fall after the Norskedalen Event.
4-7 - Shiloh National Event
13 - Norskedalen work day
20 - School of the Soldier (2nd WI Ass'n) Event, Poinette, WI
26-28 - Keokuk, Iowa Event
4 - Living History Static Demonstration - WI Dept of Tourism - La Crosse, WI
10 - 7:00 pm, Company B Meeting, Methodist Church, King St. La Crosse, WI
17 - West Salem School Days
18 - Armed Forces Day, Ft. McCoy, WI
19 - Wesby Parade, Wesby, WI
27 - Memorial Day Parade, La Crosse, WI
27 - Military Timeline Program, Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, WI
21-23 - Rockford, IL Event
5-7 - Wauconda, IL Event
12 - 7:00 pm, Company B Meeting
12-14 - North Freedom Event
12-14 - Escanaba, MI Event
19-21 - Hastings, MI Event
2-4 - Boscobel, WI Event
9-11 - Green Bay, WI Event
16-18 - Clintonville, WI Event
6-8 - Lockport, IL Event
13 - 7:00 pm, Company B Meeting
12-15 - Antietam, MD National Event
27-29 - Greenbush, WI Event (Wade House)
4-6 - Princeton, IL Event
11-13 - Coon Valley, WI Event (Norskedalen)
12 - Company B Meeting at Norskedalen Event
11 - 7:00 pm, Company B Meeting
15-17 - Gettysburg Remembrance Day Event
14 - Company B Christmas Party
Text: © copyright 2002, by Jeffery L. Blakeley