Sat 8/12-Sun 8/13 @ 10AM-5PM
Maybe after this weekend’s big Civil War Weekend at Hale Farm & Village — the largest annual Civil War reenactment in Ohio — visitors will be inspired, as was this writer, to dig into family history to determine who in the bloodline served in the bloodiest war on American soil.
Six hundred thousand soldiers died in the Civil War, one of whom was our great-great grandfather Thomas Maskall, a Union Army man of 42 years who died in a frontal assault at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, in 1864, in the pivotal battle that helped make the Atlanta Campaign possible.
Visitors to HF&V can get up close and personal to soldiers in both Union and Confederate camps, see cavalry, hear, smell and see what war was really like 150+ years ago with artillery demos, and shake hands with President Lincoln — an impersonator, of course.
Note that museum exhibits will be closed temporarily during the battle, and only service animals will be permitted on Village properties. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 3-12.