A trip to the 1800s at Fryer Park

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The annual Heritage Celebration is a joint effort of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society (SWFCHS) and the city of Grove City. This year, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2 in Fryer Park, 4185 Orders Road.

Bring the family to experience a taste of everyday life in an Ohio farm community in the late 1800s through hands-on experiences, building tours, carriage rides and demonstrations as history comes to life among the buildings of Century Village as period songs and ballads fill the air. Watch vintage “base ball” as a local team takes on the Ohio Village Muffins in an 1860s-style contest at 1 p.m.

Observe a blacksmith as he forges metal and partake in a variety of traditional crafts and games that bring the everyday experiences of Grove City’s ancestors to life. Stop by the SWFCHS tent for information on local history, cultural exhibits and events at Century Village, the Grove City Museum and the Grant-Sawyer Home.

The event is free, but donations to the Grove City Food Pantry are appreciated. Handmade historical items as well as food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, contact the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at GroveCityOhio.gov or call 614-277-3050.

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