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Spring Gathering – 2nd Annual Colonial Days at South Park

June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - June 11, 2023 @ 4:00 PM EDT

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The Richland Early American Center for History invites you to discover life in early America during the 18th and 19th Century from living historical reenactors. Throughout the day there will be crafts, trades, demonstrations, and activities, including Blacksmithing, Games and Children’s Activities, Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations, and Civilian and Military Reenactments.  Grounds feature the 1808 log cabin with Rumford fireplace and baking oven, an original 1812 Blockhouse, and a late 18th/early 19th-century blacksmith/woodworking shop.  Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission and parking are free to public.

**Food Truck will be on site for our event for visitors.

For Re-enactors:
Set up Thursday, June 8th in evening or Friday, June 9th. We will have water, wood, restroom facilities, and a food truck will be on site for Saturday, & Sunday. Dance Saturday evening with period musicians. Camp breakfast for Saturday and Sunday before the event. Details will be given upon arrival. No camp fees. No merchant fees. Take down camp Sunday evening or Monday.


June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 AM EDT
June 11, 2023 @ 4:00 PM EDT
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First Day Open/Close Times:
June 10th, 10:00am to 4pm
Second Day Open/Close Times:
June 11th, 10:00am to 4pm
Number of Daily Attendance
300 to 400
Event Genre
French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, War of 1812
Available At The Event
Military, Natives, Civilians, Food Vendors, Demos, Merchants, Entertainers, Blanket Traders
Years Portrayed at Event
1750 to 1812
Next Year's Date
June 8th & 9th


South Park
100 Brinkerhoff Ave
Mansfield, OH 44906 United States
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