Travel back in time and experience life in America during the Civil War at the Grove City Encampment in Century Village at Fryer Park, 4185 Orders Road.
Experience camp life with soldiers, craftsmen, musicians and camp followers from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 2. Activities include reenactments, storytelling, firearm and cannon demonstrations, marches and drills. View living historians representing the military and homesteaders; or try your hand at throwing a tomahawk, creating period crafts and more.
At noon on Saturday, watch the Ohio Village Muffins play vintage 1860s baseball in period uniforms. Period musicians will be featured throughout the day. Gather at 7 p.m. for a bonfire and a concert with Fossil Creek, featuring original, traditional and contemporary bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. Stop back at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 3 for a special outdoor church service.
The Black House dedication at 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon will culminate three years of community collaboration. The house, built on Borror Road in the 1850s, was dismantled in a joint effort of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society, Jackson Township, Eitels Towing and the city of Grove City volunteers in spring 2009. That November the house was moved to Century Village. In spring 2010, volunteers began the reassembly process and in spring 2012 the final details were completed.
This event is presented annually by the city of Grove City and the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society. Admission is free, but donations to the food pantry are requested.
For more information, contact the Grove City Parks and Recreation Office at 277-3050 or visit www.grovecityohio.gov.