|'Early Ohio' event slated at Fort Meigs|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 04 August 2012 08:26|
PERRYSBURG - Experience daily living beyond the battles during the Life in Early Ohio event at Fort Meigs. Many skills were necessary to not only survive, but to enjoy a comfortable life in early Ohio. Learn about the trades and skills you might have used in Ohio's frontier period on Aug. 25 and 26 .
Historical interpreters and skilled trades people will be demonstrating their crafts. Many demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend including period cooking, threshing wheat, blacksmithing, Indian beadwork and woodcarving, candle making, rope making, Windsor chair making, violin making, spinning wool, painting portraitures, and more! Returning this year is the ever popular camera obscura. Learn how thing unique device made artists lives' much easier.
Soldiers and civilians dressed in clothing of the time period will provide demonstrations and hands-on activities that highlight life in Ohio's early frontier period. Make sure to try your hand at making a haversack, a 19th century lunch bag. Kids can also learn to dip candles and play period games. War of 1812 soldiers will demonstrate how to fire muskets and cannons throughout the day.
Event admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children (6 - 18 years), and five and under are free.
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