2018 Lewisburg Bicentennial Living History Encampment
Step back in time at the Lewisburg Bicentennial Living History Encampment on September 7-9, 2018 at Lewisburg Community Park and Lewisburg Historical Society Train Depot in Lewisburg, Ohio. Experience 18th and 19th Century life with Native American, Military and Civilian Encampments, Exhibits and Demonstrations.
The Living History Encampment features merchants and blanket traders with 18th and 19th Century crafts, clothing and wares for sale. In addition there will be many demonstrations of primitive frontier skills, Musket Firing, Cannon Firing, Blacksmithing, Broom Making, Cooking, Weaving, and many more.
Everyone is Welcome – Free Admission
Lewisburg Community Park
East Dayton Street
Lewisburg, OH 45338
For More Information:
Call 937-545-1892; Email LewisburgBicentennial@yahoo.com
Bring Your Own Lantern Ball (Saturday 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.)
Join us at the Bring Your Own Lantern Ball on Saturday. Go back in time to see how ladies and gents danced in the 1800’s in their finery! The ball will begin with a demonstration by the Liberty Dancers, followed by brief lessons and on to the Community Ball.
PERIOD VENDORS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Performing Periodically throughout all 3 days at the Living History Encampment Area at Lewisburg Community Park:
- Amherst Artillery Encampment
- Baker’s Primitive Candles
- Blacksmoke Forge
- Brooms & Such
- Brooms by Frank
- Bushnell Bottle Company
- Captain John Linigle’s Company of Ohio Militia 1803 – 1815 encampments
- Carolyn Shotsky – Civil War and American Revolution books. Scrapbooks of History
- Common Stock Entertainment – wandering show with songs, artifacts and entertainment from the past (Saturday and Sunday only)
- Debora Cook, Artist and Calligrapher
- Galen Delk, Blacksmithing Demonstrations
- Gary Moore – Fire Making Demonstration with Flint and Steel
- James Carden – Custom Knives and Indian Art
- Jeff and Shelley Gier – Leather Bag Maker and Horn Maker
- Joe’s Lantern
- Laura Suppinger – Cooking Demonstration
- Lee Wise – 18th Century Gunmaker
- Living History Encampments
- M’Lady’s Treasurers
- Michelle Cole – Curiosity Cabinet
- Steve Ball – Civil War Era Martin Guitars display
- Strudel Brothers – Woodworking and Leather making
- Timothy, The Irish Linen Maker – Demonstrations
Lewisburg Bicentennial Living History Encampment Gallery
Chris Supinger – Town Cryer
Willie Hawkins – Living History Entertainment Host
DEMONSTRATIONS PERIODICALLY THROUGHOUT ALL THREE DAYS – LEWISBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY DEPOT:
- Weavers Guild of Miami Valley – Demonstrating weaving and spinning (Sunday only)
- Rachel Davisson – Sheep Shearing Demonstration
- Lewisburg Historical Society – Antique Farm Equipment
Rob Ullery – Steam Engine and Antique Tractor
- FREE Silhouettes made for the public and History of Silhouette Art presented by Nina Nightengale
- Jerry and Jackie Gross – Demonstrating Shaker Rosewater (Sunday only)
- Chainsaw Carving Artist – Demonstrating wood carving of a Panther. Panther will be auctioned off at the closing ceremony on Sunday.
DISPLAYS – LEWISBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY DEPOT:
- 1993 Time Capsule Contents
- 2018 Time Capsule Contents
- Cincinnati Northern Railroad Exhibit
- Dinah and Calvin Clark – Covered Wagon
- Preble County Historical Society
- Lewisburg Residents Wedding Photograph Slide Show and Wedding Gown Display
- Depot and Caboose self tours
SINGER’S BLACKSMITH SHOP HOURS (located at 115 East Dayton Street):
Friday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the Lewisburg Bicentennial Living History Encampment in September at Lewisburg Community Park and Lewisburg Historical Society Train Depot in Lewisburg, Ohio.
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