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Settlers’ Encampment May 19-21, 2023

May 19, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - May 21, 2023 @ 5:00 PM EDT

$5 – $13

Step back in time to 1750 – 1815 and see how settlers survived. The weekend is filled with demonstrations and instructions on the necessities of life, ranging from plant dying and food preparation to the fur trade and weapons of that era.

Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Admission is $5 for Adults and kids 13 and over.

Defiance County Historical Society Members – Free

The front half of AuGlaize Village is as you have usually experienced it. Modern day conveniences of a bathroom, a concession stand for modern foods and an ice cream parlor are all available for your comfort and enjoyment. Pass by the Mark Center Post Office and the Train Depot and the world will change as you are transported back to the late 1700’s! See our juried event.

Demonstrators living, cooking and behaving as you would have between 1750 and 1812! No electricity or running water! It will make you appreciate your ancestors for sure!

Any Military, Civilian or Eastern Woodland Native of the Great Lakes, NW Territory or Middle Group is invited and encouraged to attend this juried event. There is plenty of acreage to develop a tactical skirmish. Camp amenities include wood, water, straw, portable and indoor restrooms. Friday set-up. For more information contact Cheryl Daniel at 419-636-2560; Or e-mail the village at [email protected]


May 19, 2023 @ 10:00 AM EDT
May 21, 2023 @ 5:00 PM EDT
$5 – $13
Event Category:


Auglaize Village and Farm Museum
12296 Krouse Rd.
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Defiance County Historical Society
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First Day Open/Close Times:
10 am -5 pm
Second Day Open/Close Times:
10 am - 4 pm
Number of Daily Attendance
Event Genre
French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, War of 1812
Available At The Event
Military, Natives, Civilians, Demos, Merchants, Entertainers, Blanket Traders
Years Portrayed at Event
Education Day Date/Time
May 19, 2023 9 am - 2 pm
Next Year's Date
May 17-19, 2024

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