Filed under: Calendar Events
Tagged as: Army of the Ohio, Columbus (OH), Franklin County, Military Appreciation Day, Motts Military Museum, Ohio Historical Society, Ohio National Guard, Ohio village, Wounded Warrior Project.
|July 21, 2012|
|12:00 pm||to||5:00 pm|
On Saturday, July 21 the Ohio Historical Society will be hosting Military Appreciation Day. OHS has partnered with Motts Military Museum, the Ohio National Guard, the Army of the Ohio Reenacting Group, and the Wounded Warrior Project to offer a day of recognition for our soldiers past and present. In the Ohio Village, there will be a Civil War encampment, a United States Colored Troops community picnic, and Civil War music from the Camp Chase Fife and Drums and the Ohio Village Singers. Other attractions include book signings from the author Richard Baumgartner, an Echoes in Time Theatre production about a Civil War topographer, a Civil War period wedding, and a visit from Abraham Lincoln.
In and around the museum center there will be other attractions as well. Motts Military Museum will have a number of historic military vehicles on display between the Center and the Village. The Ohio National Guard will have a Historic Uniform Exhibit on the Red Carpet of the Museum Center. Also, Bertram Floyd will share a Civil War Miniatures diorama on display in the Center. At 3pm, in the Arthur Johnson Auditorium, there will be a benefit program for the Wounded Warrior Project. Thomas Moe, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, will speak about honoring our military, and everyone will have an opportunity to honor our warriors of today.
Please join us for a full day of interactive fun and support our efforts to honor our service men and women. Active Duty military and their families receive free admission all summer; veterans receive half price admission.
Location: The Ohio Village at the Ohio Historical Society, 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43211
Sponsor: The Ohio Historical Society, Ohio National Guard, Motts Military Museum, Army of the Ohio Reenacting Group, and the Wounded Warrior Project
Contact: Anthony Gibbs, email@example.com, 614-297-2477