Tuesday, September 20, 2011
“Ordinary History, Extraordinary Women' at Fort Meigs Sept. 24-25
Ordinary History, Extraordinary Women will include a small living history encampment from several time periods. In addition there will be hands-on activities and demonstrations. Historical interpreters will discuss roles of women in history as well as provide demonstrations of skills and trades women provided at home and on the battlefield. Meet a German nurse from WWII, talk to a teacher from the Civil War, see a demonstration of ladies side saddle riding, and more. Activities will take place throughout the weekend. War of 1812 soldiers will demonstrate how to fire muskets and cannons throughout the day.
Fort Meigs is open from 9:30 – 5:00 p.m. on both days of the event. Event admissions is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children (6 – 18 years), OHS members and children five and under are free.
Fort Meigs, the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the country, is located one mile west of downtown Perrysburg at 29100 W. River Road (S.R. 65). For more information on this event or all of the other events at this National Historic Landmark, visit us on-line at www.fortmeigs.org or call 800-283-8916.