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Greenville, Ohio 45331
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Living History Encampment

The Living History Encampment is set up in a timeline manner dating from 1750-1865.  Reenactors  in period clothing demonstrate what life was like back in the day.  Watch the blacksmith hammer iron into useful tools, the basket weaver weaving fine baskets, the boxmaker busy bending wood.  Skilled historic craftsmen will be making copper mugs, vessels and tools made of horns and brooms.  These are all unique one-of-a-kind handmade pieces of art.

 

Native American Indians were here before the white settlers arrived.  Listen to their stories of survival and daily life. Many battles took place during these times from the Revolutionary War thru the Civil War.  You will see what their camps were like and smell the gunpowder used to fuel their guns and cannons.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions as the folks are friendly and eager to share their knowledge with visitors.  

 

The cannon demonstrations will take place both days throughout the day along with skirmishes, and storytelling. Children’s games and carriage rides along the shaded camp will be a-plenty. 

Living History Encampment

Candle Light Tour

Friday Evening

July 26th

4-10pm

2019 Encampment Sponsors

  • BROCIOUS PLUMBING & HEATING & AC LLC

  • THE COFFEE POT

  • THE COZY NEST

  • DARKE CLOUD SOLUTIONS, LLC

  • FRANCIS CONDON INSURANCE

  • JMD ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

  • THE MAID RITE SANDWICH SHOPPE

  • SHOOK CONTRUCTION

  • STUDIO 1 HAIR DESIGN

2019 Encampment Participants

ENCAMPMENT FOOD (PERIOD CORRECT)

  • BUD’S ROOTBEER

  • KURTZ KAFFEE HAUS

TRADESMAN AND SKILLED CRAFTSMEN

  • BIRD’S TRADE GOODS – Michael Bird

  • BRAIN TAN BUCKSKIN by DRV

  • BROOMS BY FRANK – Frank Rouse

  • BUSHNELL BOTTLE COMPANY

  • CROOKED FINGER WEAVING – Bruce and Lea Renner

  • DAYLILY LINENS

  • EARTH IMAGES

  • FORT GREENVILLE TRADING POST

  • FRIENDSHIP FARMS GOAT SOAP

  • GARY'S GUNSMITH SHOP

  • HANDMAIDS SOAPS

  • J. BURKETT NATURALIST

  • KLF WOODCRAFT- Kyle Frank

  • LETTER & QUILL - Deborah A. Cook

  • MANY CANDLES & SHE WHO STITCHES

  • MY LITTLE BASKET WORKSHOP - Margaret Bickenheuser

  • M'LADY'S TREASURES

  • SCRATCHING POST SCRIMSHAW- Ashley Burton & Sylvia Merkel

  • WOODEN WOLF

  • WILD TRACK TRADE CAMP

  • WOODLAND INDIAN TRADER – Tamra Leddick

HISTORICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

  • AMHERST ARTILLERY

  • BLACK HOOF OF THE SHAWNEE – Rusty Cottrel

  • THE CLOCKWORK CLOWN - Emerald Kelley

  • FIRST MAD RIVER LIGHT ARTILLERY

  • FORT TO PORT HISTORIES & FALLEN TIMBERS BATTLEFIELD COMMISSION Taylor & Ashley Moyer, Justin Majewski, Chris Krauss

  • NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLING - Russell Morris & Randy Bales

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Ready...Aim...Fire!

With gunpowder and cannons abounding, the Living History Encampment will likely be a hive of activity, anticipation, and thunderous booms during the Gathering at Garst.

 

At the heart of the cannon field will be the First Mad River Light Artillery and Amherst Artillery to masterfully man, load, fire, and re-set the cannons.  Visitors are able to gather at the firing field in the encampment to watch the entire process, ask questions, and...when the time counts down...plug their ears and brace for the boom!

 

Thanks to the partnership with the Darke County Parks, there is ample gunpowder for both Saturday and Sunday firings.