Civil War Show - Richland County Fairgrounds
Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Richland County Fairgrounds
750 N. Home Rd.
Presented By: Richland County Fairgrounds
The 34rd Annual Ohio Civil War Collector’s Show will be held at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, Ohio, on Saturday and Sunday, May 7 – 8, 2011. Show times are Saturday, 9-5 and Sunday, 9-3. Admission is $5.00; children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is included in the cost of admission.
380 exhibitors, from 38 states will be participating in Ohio’s only Civil War Collector’s Show. The show features 750 tables of Civil War military memorabilia for buy, sell, trade and display making this the largest quality show of its kind in the country. In addition, related items such as books, images, photographs, paper goods, Civil War prints and some women’s apparel will be available to the public and collectors.
In conjunction with the above, the 19th Annual Artillery Show will feature 30 full-size cannons, limbers, cassion, Gatling guns and mortars. This is the only Artillery Show of this kind in the country where persons can view field guns, equipment and displays that relate to America’s wars from 1775 through 1945. As an added feature, people will have a rare opportunity to see a full 6-gun battery in artillery firing demonstrations daily 10:30 and 1:30.
This years show will feature a 1776 Revolutionary War Living History Encampment by the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment who will be performing drills, musket firing, colonial period camp cooking, flag raising ceremony 10:00 A.M. Saturday, also showing and explaining various period military attire and other demonstrations. A look back into history.
Another feature of the show will be a Civil War Field Hospital Scenario with simulated limb amputations and medical practices of the Civil War. Along with this, there will be a Living History Civil War Encampment depicting military life, the 19th Annual Civil War Veteran’s Historical Association Encampment (GAR & UCV) and other outdoor events including period music by harp/dulcimer, banjo/violins. A Sutler’s Row, featuring 40 sutlers, will have available reproduction items and apparel for both the military and civilian re-enactors.
A Living History Encampment by the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry will have their authentic camp open to the public and will be performing military drills, firing demonstrations and marches through the grounds daily at random times.
There will be an outdoor church service for re-enactors, exhibitors and public on Sunday
at 10:00 a.m. at the flagpole.
President Abe Lincoln will be attending the show on both Saturday and Sunday.
As in the past, a portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to four Civil War preservation societies, including Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison Association, Sandusky, Ohio, which will have a special display with history and artifacts from the
A repeat feature for this year will be random music performances both days by the Camp Chase Fife and Drum – A crowd pleaser!
A unique showing will be a full size Civil War Supply Wagon, recently constructed by Battery D, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Ashland, Ohio. This is the only known reproduction. Only one original has survived the thousands used from the Civil War, and is on display at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. This wagon can be considered the “Semi Trailer” of the 1860’s.
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