Reenactment this weekend!
Children have the opportunity for more hands-on experiences at this years Hayes Civil War Reenactment taking place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. October 4 and 5 at the Hayes Presidential Center and made possible through sponsorship from ProMedica Memorial Hospital . Event admission is $4/adults and $2/children 6-12. Additional funding for the Reenactment is provided by Mosser Construction Inc.and Curwood Inc.-Bemis Co. Foundation.
The addition of two kid-friendly activities promises to enhance that experience for families. Learn to be a Soldier - for Kids and a session of Second Saturdays R 4 Kids are part of the Saturday, Oct. 4 schedule.
The Center introduced its monthly Second Saturdays R 4 Kids series this year and merges the October session into reenactment weekend. Between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4 youngsters can take part in What Did Children Do During the Civil War? Participants learn how to wash clothes on a wash board; gather wood for heat and cooking; and try their hands at sewing clothes. Activities will be ongoing throughout the four-hour time frame.
At 4 p.m. Oct. 4, children can gather in front of the Hayes Home to Learn to be a Soldier. Costumed reeanactors instruct new recruits in marching drills and practicing firing positions.
Also new is the location of the battlefield.Visitors can watch the re-creation of the Second Battle of Kernstown in the grassy field behind the Hayes Museum. Battle reenactments take place at noon and 3 p.m. Oct. 4 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 5. The former battlefield (in front of the Hayes Home) will be site of Sutlers Row, where period-appropriate merchandise will be sold. A new food area is located on the north side of the Museum and features a selection of offerings from Bryons BBQ & More of Fremont.
NOTE : No parking is permitted on the grounds. A FREE shuttle operates from nearby parking lots. Please click here for a map.
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