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Dayton: Patriot Freedom Festival

By MelissaLuthman, posted on April 23rd, 2013.

[ May 25, 2013 11:00 am to May 26, 2013 6:00 pm. ]

Join the American Veterans Heritage Center in celebrating its 9th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival May 25th and 26th 11:00am to 6:00pm daily, at the Dayton VA Medical Center Campus, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio.  Don’t miss our live music and entertainment, 5k Run/Walk/Roll, Reenactors and Living History, Free Children’s Activities, Military Displays, Historical Tours, […]


By jodiem, posted on April 17th, 2012.

 “The Origins of Modern Day Baseball”
It is difficult to pinpoint the origins of modern day baseball to one specific sport, one specific moment, or one specific man.  The game borrows from English games such as cricket, rounders, and stoolball, as well as early American games called cat-ball and town ball.  On September 23, 1845, a […]

Philip H. Sheridan

By cmccune, posted on August 3rd, 2011.

Featured Topic of the Month
Philip H.   Sheridan was major figure in the military history of the United States in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Major General Phillip H. Sheridan (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)
Sheridan was born on March 6, 1831, in Albany, New York. His parents had immigrated to the United States in […]

Hundred Days’ Men

By Kristina, posted on June 21st, 2011.

Featured Topic of the Month
In the spring of 1864, John Brough, the governor of Ohio, proposed that the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin enlist men to help defend their respective states during the American Civil War. Ohio would enlist thirty thousand new soldiers. Indiana and Illinois would furnish twenty thousand men apiece, […]

Battle of Fort Fizzle

By cmccune, posted on April 25th, 2011.

Featured Topic of the Month
The Battle of Fort Fizzle was an uprising in Holmes County to protect local residents from federal provost marshals and deputies sent to Ohio to enforce the Conscription Act, which was also known as the Enrollment Act, during the American Civil War.
As the Civil War dragged on and the number of […]