We want to thank the guests, sponsors, Nickel Plate Players, David Heighway, Ashton Wolf, Fishers Police & Fire Departments, Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens, City of Fishers, and everyone involved in the production of The Battle of Mudsock Reenactment that took place on November 10, 2018.

All proceeds from the event will be distributed to the Fishers Police and Fire Foundations, and The Historic Ambassador House Advisory, all non-profits dedicated towards community support.

We believe the event was a huge success and grateful for all the volunteers, players, set designers, and the wonderful audience participation. Being able to present the Battle of Mudsock, a true part of Fishers history was an honor by all of us. We hope to make this an annual event as part of our community involvement, and historical duty for the community of Fishers.

As photos and videos become available, we will post them here for your viewing pleasure.


Your Community Friends,

Nickle Plate Arts
Ashton Wolf
David Heighway
The Historic Ambassador House Advisory Board
Fishers Police Department & Foundation
Fishers Fire Department & Foundation

Images Courtesy of Robert Bogue


On Saturday, November 19, 1881, in the town of Fishers, IN (then known as Fishers Station) a rowdy, cantankerous character by the name of Hampton “Hamp” West (he was also a grave robber) started a ruckus that culminated in a notorious battle that took place right here in Fishers. Commotion and mayhem ensued until it snowballed into an explosion of violence that left one person dead, 32 injured, and caused the destruction of two buildings.

So infamous was the occurrence that it made national headlines and put Fishers, IN, on the map.

Brass knuckles, pool cues and fists will be flying – not to mention a few gunshots (assimilated, of course) on November 10, 2018, at The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see the BATTLE OF MUDSOCK reenacted by the Fishers Police and the Fishers Firefighters who join forces with The Historic Ambassador House and The Award-winning Nickel Plate Players as they present the BATTLE OF MUDSOCK!



ALL PROCEEDS will go to The Historic Ambassador House, The Fishers Police Foundation and The Fishers Fire Foundation.

Director:  Ashton Wolf
Producer:  The Historic Ambassador House / Nickel Plate Players
Created by:  Marj Sparks
Written by:  Robert Bowling, Fishers Police Officer
Narrated by:  David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian
Who:  Ambassador House and Nickel Plate Players Present…
Where:  Ambassador House (10595 Eller Road, Fishers, IN 46038)