National Civil War Show & Sale set for Sept. 19

WHEATON, ILL. —- Thousands of Civil War artifacts will headline the National Civil War Show & Sale, Sept. 19.

“It’s back by popular demand, and it is sold out,” exclaimed Bob Zurko, owner of Zurko Promotions, the company overseeing the Show & Sale.

The event will be held at the Du Page County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. More than 200 dealers offering vintage firearms, medals, uniforms, books, ribbons, tokens, historical documents, coins, tintypes, Civil War-era jewelry, drums, and photos, among other items. In addition, the show and sale will also feature Native American artifacts, and Revolutionary and Spanish American war mementos.

Check out a clip from the 2014 event…

As a special feature, lecturer and renowned historian Tom Beyle will present a lecture about the Indian War of 1862. His lecture presentation will be held at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 and close at 4 p.m. Admission is $9 per adult, and children are admitted for free with an adult. For more information, visit, email or call 715-526-9769.

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