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LIFE IN EARLY OHIO

September 25-26, 2021

Join the Old Northwest Military History Association and staff of Fort Meigs Historic Site for a weekend focusing on historic trades. In addition to the scheduled programming throughout the weekend, regular activities will include: Rope Making, Tomahawk Throwing, Box Loom Weaving, Baking, Gardening, Blacksmithing, Tea Gardening, Harness Making, Spinning, and Cooking.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

Historic Trades On Going Throughout the Day In Camp.

10:30am — Candle Dipping  (Monument Area) – Kids Welcome!

11:00am —  Infantry Drill    (Grand Parade)

11:30am —  Music on the Ohio Frontier   (Presentation Tent)

12:30pm —  Artillery Demo   (Little Battery)

1:30 pm —  Candle Dipping   (Monument Area)

2:30pm —   Brewing for the Army   (Presentation Tent)

3:00pm —   Candle Dipping (Monument Area) – Kids Welcome!

3:30pm —   Music on the Ohio Frontier   (Presentation Tent)

4:00pm —   Artillery Demo   (Little Battery)

5:00pm —   Site Closes

 

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Historic Trades On Going Throughout the Day In Camp.

11:00am —  Candle Dipping (Monument Area) – Kids Welcome!

12:00pm —  Artillery Demo (Little Battery)

12:30pm —  Music on the Ohio Frontier (Presentation Tent)

1:00pm   —  Infantry Drill (Grand Parade)

1:30pm   —   Artificer of the Army   (Presentation Tent)

2:00pm   —   Candle Dipping (Monument Area) – Kids Welcome!

3:00pm   —   Music on the Ohio Frontier   (Presentation Tent)

3:30pm   —   Artillery Demo   (Little Battery)

4:00pm   —  The Breaking of Camp

5:00pm  —   Site Closes

 

EVENT HOURS

  • 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

EVENT ADMISSION RATES

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors (60+): $8.00
  • Students: $5.00
  • Ages 5 & Under: FREE
  • OHC members: FREE

"This day an express arrived from Genl. Harrison informing us that Commodore Perry had gained a complete victory over the British fleet. The engagement was on Friday last, the 10th inst. Was very warmly contested for a long time. It terminated in our taking all the British vessels on the Lake. We now have the entire command. All preparation is making to have the boats &etc. ready to embark for the Lake."

~ Lieutenant Joseph H. Larwill
Cushing's Company, 2nd Regiment, U.S. Artillery
September 13, 1813

Photo credit: Fort Meigs