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Civil War Heritage Weekend


History comes alive when the Ohio Valley Civil War Association, one of the premier living history units in the country, visits Shawnee Prairie once again. Hear the cannon blast, watch men drill, and smell a soldier’s supper simmering. Daily demonstrations will include the 35th Ohio Vol. Inf., Birge’s Western Sharpshooters, and the 1st Ohio Light Art. Between demonstrations observe daily life for a Union soldier, discuss the war effort with civilians, or marvel at visiting ladies’ latest fashions. The OVCWA has taught at Manassas, Kennesaw Mountain, Stones River, and Gettysburg National Battlefields, and Darke County Parks is proud to welcome them here again. Demonstrations will take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

Earlier Event: April 27
5K Fit