CONTACT INFO

205 North Broadway
Greenville, Ohio 45331
info@gatheringatgarst.com

phone:  937-548-5250

fax: 937-548-7645

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(2020 HOURS COMING SOON!)

© 2020 The Gathering at Garst

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Special Living History Encampment Event – Friday July 26 4:00-10:00
PLEASE NOTE: This is for the encampment area only – the museum grounds will be CLOSED on Friday.
FREE Parking will be available in the front and back museum lots on Friday.

4:00-10:00 Encampment opens to the public. Shopkeepers and camps will be open. Strolling entertainers will be performing. Join our many demonstrators and vendors as they display their wares, share historical stories/knowledge and skills. Visit our campers as they tell their stories at their camps and demonstrate daily living skills from the time period. Learn about and share with your children and grandchildren these many virtually lost historical trades, skills and stories spanning the period from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War.


Join us as evening falls and the lanterns and campfires are lit. Listen to the Native American Indians as they share stories, songs, and drumming. Bring your blanket to sit on and plan to experience an evening you will never forget.

Saturday – July 27 10:00 a.m. The Gathering at Garst Opens

Encampment and Garst Museum grounds are open to the public.

Flag Raising/Gun Salute/Anthem/Cannon Shot to Start The Gathering takes place in the encampment.

All vendor booths open.

Garst Museum Hours 10-5. - Regular admission applies to tour museum.

Parking available on museum grounds $5.00 per car.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #1-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

    • Lewis and Clark Trailside Tavern opens on museum grounds.

  • 12:30 p.m.

    • Native American Storytelling/Anthony Wayne Peace Council House

    • Annie Oakley – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

  • 1:00 p.m

    • Artillery Demonstration #2-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 1:30 p.m.

    • DAR/John & Karen Burkett-Story Time – Bower in Encampment

    • ReFlektion – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Chief Black Hoof- Bower - Encampment

    • Tomahawk & Knife Throwing - Encampment

    • Muzzleloader Demonstration-Encampment

    • Annie Oakley and Frank Butler – Photo Opportunity – Kids area in front of museum

  • 2:30 p.m.

    • Spear Throwing-Encampment Area

  • 3:00 p.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #3-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 3:30 p.m.

    • Native American Storytelling-Anthony Wayne Peace Council House

  • 4:00 p.m.

    • Taylor Moyer – Woodland Indian Culture in the Fallen Timbers Era - Bower

    • Shannon Clark and the Sugar – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

    • Annie Oakley and Frank Butler – Photo Opportunity – In front of museum

  • 5:00 p.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #4-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 7:00 p.m.

    • Carry In Dinner for Encampment Participants-Encampment Area

    • Final Bow Children’s Performing Arts – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

  • 8:00 p.m.

    • Concert – Main Stage – Museum Grounds: The Buzz Ford Show and The American Kings

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • It is a vendors choice to remain open or close at this time.

  • The Lewis and Clark Trailside Tavern is open till 10 p.m.

Sunday – July 28 at 10:00 a.m. Divine Service with Parson John-Encampment-Public Welcome
Please park in the front museum parking lot off of N. Broadway.

Wilson Avenue, that runs beside Garst Museum, will be closed until 11:am .

The museum grounds will not open until 11 a.m. Free parking in this lot until 11:00 a.m.

 

Parson John will hold an 18th century Church Service.The public is invited to attend as he provides a glimpse into the type of hymns that would have been sung and the style of sermon a person might have heard during the years between 1740 and 1800.

 

The Pamphlet (bulletin) printed for the service uses 18th century fonts and type styles including the long “s” which many confufe for an “f”.

You are most welcome to attend the divine fervice!

Sunday - 11:00 a.m. -- The Gathering at Garst Opens

Encampment and Garst Museum grounds are open to the public.

All vendor booths open.

Garst Museum Hours 11-5. Regular admission applies to tour museum.

  • 12:00 noon

    • Lewis and Clark Trailside Tavern Opens

    • Artillery Demonstration #5-Battlefield Camp - Encampment

    • Anna p.s. - Main Stage – Museum Grounds

  • 12:30 p.m.

    • Native American Storytelling & Singing-Anthony Wayne Peace Council House

  • 1:00 p.m.

    • Annie Oakley – Main Stage – Museum Ground

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #6-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 2:30 p.m.

    • Chief Black Hoof-Bower – Encampment

  • 3:00 p.m.

    • The Blue Leafs – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

    • Spear Throwing-Encampment Area

    • Muzzleloader Demonstration-Encampment Are

    • Annie Oakley and Frank Butler – Photo Opportunity – Kids area in front of musuem

  • 3:30 p.m.

    • Tomahawk & Knife Throwing-Encampment Area

  • 4:00 p.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #7-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 5:00 p.m.

    • Event Closes

Ohio's Best Historical Museum

The readers of Ohio Magazine have spoken and Garst Museum has joined the ranks of their annual “Best of Ohio” 2019 publication as “The Best Historical Museum.” This honor casts a positive light on the efforts of the dedicated Garst staff and volunteers, as well as Director, Dr. Clay Johnson, who has spent the past nine years leading the museum’s efforts to preserve and promote the history of Darke County.

“It is an honor to be chosen “Best of Ohio” and it has really added an air of excitement throughout the museum,” remarked Dr. Johnson. “The opportunity to bring more attention to this regional museum illustrates that we are on the right track.” Dr. Johnson and his staff plan to continue upholding the favor of their visitors by adding more opportunities to interact with many of the resources and collections held at the museum including the Free Lectures Series, Outreach Education Programs, the Gathering at Garst festival, and the Darke County Research Center. “As the repository for the historical events and figures of this region that have had a national as well as an international impact, the Garst Museum provides each visitor with the opportunity to experience a wide range of eras from the earliest days of pioneer exploration and settlement to the local legends and heroes of the 19th thru 21st centuries, including Annie Oakley, Lowell Thomas, and Medal of Honor recipient Douglas Dickey to name a few” added Dr. Johnson.

 

The Celebration will continue throughout 2019 and you can be a part of it by visiting the Garst Museum, located at 205 North Broadway in Greenville, Ohio.

EVENT HOURS

2020
CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY

FRIDAY

4PM-10PM

 

LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT OPEN

MUSEUM GROUND CLOSED

JOIN US FOR

THE CANDLELIGHT TOUR...

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

SATURDAY

10AM-8PM

 

10AM-10PM~ GATHERING AT GARST

11AM-10PM ~ ENCAMPMENT

8:00PM ~ RETAIL VENDORS CLOSE

8:00PM-10:00PM ~ EVENING CONCERT

 

*FOOD VENDORS, TAVERN & ENCAMPMENT OPEN TILL 10PM

SUNDAY

11AM-5PM

11:00AM-5PM ~ GATHERING AT GARST

11:00AM-5PM ~ ENCAMPMENT

 

5:00PM ~ EVENT CLOSES

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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2020 Encampment Sponsors

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2020 Encampment Participants

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