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Tagged as: Civil War Encampment, Civil War sesquicentennial event, Clinton County, educational programming, John Hunt Morgan, lectures, living history, reenactors, Southern Ohio, Southwest Ohio, Wilmington (OH).
|July 13, 2013|
|10:00 am||to||7:00 pm|
On Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10 am to 7 pm, downtown Wilmington, Ohio, will be transformed into an exciting living Civil War museum. For one day only, historical organizations from throughout Southwest Ohio will showcase their stories, demonstrations and exhibits to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the day Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and 2,000 of his men crossed into southwestern Ohio with the intention of occupying and diverting Union soldiers, now known as “Morgan’s Raid.”
Re-enactors in full ballroom attire will provide demonstrations of period dances to the sounds of live period musicians on the Clinton County Courthouse lawn, where the Ohio Valley Civil War Association will present a Civil War encampment. Patrons at the General Denver Hotel will be able to order period-inspired meals. Visitors and residents alike can escape the heat at the Wilmington Municipal Building where a Civil War 150 traveling exhibit will be on display and where they can attend a free speaker series featuring Wilmington’s own Lincoln historian, Gary Kersey. Ride in a horse-drawn wagon through the beautiful Sugar Grove Cemetery. Stop and tour Civil War soldier burial sites and the monument to General James W. Denver. The cemetery will also feature a Civil War re-enactment presented by the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Location: Downtown Wilmington, Ohio with the hub of activities at the Clinton County Courthouse at the corner of South and Main Streets. Activities will also take place at the Clinton County History Center, the Wilmington Public Library, the Wilmington Municipal Building, the Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery, the Murphy Theatre and at other area businesses throughout the city of Wilmington.
Details: This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available. A schedule of events and map will be available for pick-up inside the Clinton County Courthouse lobby the day of the event.
For More Information: Please contact Cathy Harrelson at the Quaker Heritage Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 937-382-6661 ext. 718.