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The 17th Annual Living History Show

Posted Jan 29th, 2009 by Donlyn Meyers  Category: Events, Toledo.com

 

The 17th annual Living History Show will take place at the Sandusky Co Fairgrounds on Feb 7 and 8 2009. The event consists of two buildings full of vendors and craftsmen selling 18th and 19th century crafts and clothing reproductions. The show draws military re-enactors, buckskinners, blackpowder shooters, and museum volunteers from a three state area.

The craftsmen are from 11 different states and are recognized experts in their fields. Joe Hess, gunsmith is from the Albany NY area. Neil Redmond of Druids Oak in MD makes Revolutionary War uniforms. Pottery, spinning, powder horn engraving, and blacksmithing are just some of the crafts represented. Gilmour’s Cannon Foundry of Old Fort will have a display at the Fair. Re-enactor units will have tables for re-cruiting new members. The Ft Meigs Bookstore will be selling books on local Ohio history.

Northwest Ohio museums and living history enthusiasts use this weekend as a “kick-off “ for the events to come in 2009. They pass out information on up coming museum exhibits, workshops, and battle reenactments. The living history participants use the event as a time to catch up with friends they haven’t seen since last summer’s events and plan new historic encampments for next summer.

The public is invited to attend on Saturday Feb 7th 9 am to 5pm and on Sunday 9am-3pm. Admission is $4.00 per adult. The Show is sponsored by Smoke and Fire Co of Waterville, Ohio (419-878-8535) and Smiling Fox Forge of Fremont, Ohio. 419-334-8180.

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