Experience the American Revolution, early frontier life on the Midwest plains and the Civil War era at this one great Central Ohio event.
Friday – Sunday, June1-3, 2012
Century Village at Fryer Park
4185 Orders Road
Grove City, OH 43123
(3 miles south of I-270, Exit 2 on the south edge of Columbus)
Southwest Franklin County Historical Society and the City of Grove City Parks and Recreation Department
Additional information: 800/539-0405
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SPEND THE NIGHT AND SEE ALL THE SIGHTS!
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SCHEDULE of ACTIVITIES:
Friday, June 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Re-enactors set-up camp. Visitors welcome to stop, visit and ask questions.
Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Continuous live music throughout the day
9:00 a.m. - Day's activities begin
11:00 a.m. - 1846-era baseball game
1:00 p.m. - Toll of the bell for deceased members of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society
1:15 p.m. - Honor Civil War veteran
1:30 p.m. - Dedication of log house
7:30-9:00 p.m. - Bonfire and outdoor Bluegrass concert
Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
10:30 a.m.- Outdoor worship service
MAKE IT A DAY TO REMEMBER!
The Encampment is a family event that provides lots of excitement and fun and has a blend of Ohio history and area culture. Visitors are encouraged to talk with the re-enactors and discover more about early frontier life and America’s Civil War.
- Feel the shock wave created by Civil War cannon fire
- Experience the skill required to load and fire a black powder, flintlock long rifle
- Discover the challenges a medical surgeon faced at a battlefield hospital and see actual life saving instruments used by doctors
- Watch Union Military troops practice close order drill
- Learn the art of teaching in a one room schoolhouse
- Tap your foot to the live music popular during the Civil War era
- Hear the metal on metal sounds created in a blacksmith shop
- Be prepared for a hillside skirmish at any time between Confederate and Union troops
- See an Annie Oakley re-enactor demonstrate her skills and talk with visitors
- Don’t miss seeing Buffalo Bill who will be standing near the big barn
- Have your picture taken standing beside a restored stage coach of the bygone days
- Watch an 1846 baseball game
- Stay late or return for a huge bonfire and Bluegrass concert
VENDORS ALL DAY SATURDAY!
Wide range of collectibles, crafts, watch items made by blacksmith
FOOD, BEVERAGE AVAILABLE
Food of our modern day in addition to foods typical of that bygone era
CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCES IN CENTRAL OHIO:
2900 Sullivant Ave., Columbus
A major recruitment base for the Union at the beginning of the Civil War and later it became one of the largest Confederate prisoner-of-war camps in the North. Today, all that remains is Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery where 2,260 southern soldiers are interred.
OHIO STATE HOUSE
Capital Square, High St., Columbus
Abraham Lincoln visited the Ohio Statehouse three different times during his political career. His final visit was four years later in 1865, after his assassination when more than 50,000 people paid their respects as his casket lay in state in the Statehouse Rotunda.
586 E. Town St., Columbus
Escaped southern slaves stopped here as part of their struggle to reach freedom in Canada.
OHIO HISTORICAL CENTER
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus
View a large collection of artifacts that includes weapons, uniforms, medical tools, camp equipment and battle flags from the Civil War.
MOTT’S MILITARY MUSEUM
5075 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport
Another large collection of Civil War historical items plus artifacts from all of America’s Wars.
CAPITAL CITY TOURS
Columbus Civil War tours available for groups as small as four.