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Ft. Meigs hosts Life in Early Ohio PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 August 2013 12:18
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. Come learn about the trades and skills you might have used in Ohio's frontier period at the Life in Early Ohio event at Fort Meigs on Saturday and Sunday.
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, rope making, 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. Stop by the kids' area to make a unique craft to take home. War of 1812 soldiers will demonstrate how to fire muskets and cannons throughout the day.
Fort Meigs is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days of the event. Event admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children (6-18 years), and children five and under are free.

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