Free historical event this weekend
Step back two centuries this weekend to revisit wartime Chillicothe.
It’s the bicentennial of the War of 1812...and this weekend, Adena Mansion and Gardens will commemorate a muster which actually took place in Chillicothe on July 20.
Tom Kuhn, director of the Ross County Historical Society, is helping with this event. He explained the governor had put out a plea for supplies to be delivered to forces in Detroit. Local townspeople and militia members worked quickly to set things in motion...and attendees will see perfomances by 50 local actors that closely resemble that weekend in Chillicothe.
An accurate, dramatic, and fun presentation will allow visitors to Adena Mansion and Gardens to understand events of 200 years ago. Adena Mansion and Gardens board member Ed Behanna said the drama was written by a local author, and includes local volunteer performers. There will also be a talk by a historian of the war, a ladies' fashion show, Indian encampment...and kid's activities.
Paid tours of the mansion and grounds will also be available, but the weekend event is totally free, 9 to 5 both days. Find all the details at Adena Mansion & Gardens.
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