Spirits of Wyalusing Past - 2010*

The Friends of Wyalusing State Park invites the public on Saturday evening, September 25, 2010, for an adventure into history. The Spirits of Wyalusing Past is an annual event sponsored by the Friends of Wyalusing. It begins at 7:00 PM in the Peterson Shelter. The event is free, however any vehicle entering the park will need a Wisconsin State Parks sticker. Stickers can be purchased at the park Visitor Center the day of the event.

Interesting, colorful, historical tid-bits of the area will be presented by 'Spirits of Wyalusing Past'. The spirits will be located near a 500 foot bluff, overlooking the night lights of Prairie du Chien, and the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers.

Participants will need to be able to walk about 0.5 miles along a path lit by torches and hand-carved, lighted pumpkins. The pathway includes a few steps. Guides will walk along with each group lending assistance when needed.

A silent auction featuring quality hand-made items will also be held during the event. Included are one-of-a-kind, hand-made quilt with photos from Wyalusing State Park, bird houses, camping items, and a framed nature photograph from a local photographer.

Free refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event. The Friends of Wyalusing use funds raised from the event to assist with park projects as well as the Friends of Wyalusing Endowment fund. For more information, call the park office at (609)996-2261 with questions or visit the Friends of Wyalusing web site at www.wyalusing.org. This event may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Last year's Spirits of Wyalusing Past was attended by over 250 people.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.wyalusing.org or call the Park Office at (609)996-2261

There will still be plenty of time to go to the Starsplitters astronomy program after this event.

*Photos from Spirits of Wyalusing Past - 2009