Hands-on History Saturday at Fort Meigs April 25th
- Hands-on History Saturday at Fort Meigs
â1812 Camp Lifeâ- Soldiers did more than fight in the War of 1812. Help us with camp chores and learn about the life of a soldier or camp follower during the War of 1812. Help us set up tents, do laundry and other camp chores. The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.
Visit a War of 1812 encampment to see what a military camp might have been like at Fort Meigs in the spring of 1813. See musket demonstrations and artillery demonstrations. Try your hand at period activities and see a period bake oven in action.
Fort Meigs is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Event admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students, and free for Ohio Historical Society Members and children five and under.
Please note: This event replaces the War on the Home Front event that was scheduled for the same weekend. The War on the Home Front event was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with our visiting historical interpreters.
Fort Meigs, one of fifty-eight sites operated by the Ohio Historical Society, is located one mile west of downtown Perrysburg on State Route 65. Call 800-283-8916 or visit on-line at www.fortmeigs.org or www.ohiohistory.org for more information.