Monday, April 15, 2013

Fort Meigs First Siege Schedule of Events

Early next month, the biggest War of 1812 event is taking place in Perrysburg, Ohio (well, save the reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie, but you need a boat to get to see that...). Here's a big picture of Fort Meigs as it looked during the Siege in 1813, and a run-down of the schedule for May 3-5:

Taken from the event website: fortmeigs.org/firstsiege

Friday, May 3, 2013

Time
Activity
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Education Day
Educational activities for local schools. Reservations required. CURRENTLY FILLED.
8:00 - 8:30
Artillery Duel
Join us as we kick off First Siege: 1813-2013 with an artillery duel across the Maumee River that represents the week-long bombardment of Fort Meigs leading up to the fighting on May 5, 1813.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time
Activity
9:30 a.m.
Fort Meigs opens
10:00
Morning Formation & Parade
Watch as the troops stand for inspection, receive their morning orders, and raise the colors over the fort.
10:00
Indian Lore
(@ Fallen Timbers Monument in Maumee)
10:00 - 11:00
Regency-era Fashion Show
(@ Speaker's Tent)
10:30
Musket Demonstration
Hear the crack of the musket and discover why those crazy soldiers stood in long lines shoulder-to-shoulder!
11:00
Dedication of Kentucky Memorial
Join us as we dedicate the first permanent monument built at Fort Meigs since 1923.
12:00 p.m.
Recruitment Party KID FRIENDLY!
Kids can "enlist" in the militia. You'll have to complete your enlistment papers and make your mark on the line to join the army.
12:00 - 12:30
Kentucky in the War of 1812
(@ Speaker's Tent)
12:30
Drill with American Soldiers KID FRIENDLY!
Get issued a wooden musket and set of mini-crossbelts and learn how to march and fire a musket just like American soldiers did during the War of 1812. Perfect for kids... and kids at heart!
12:45
Artillery Demonstration
Experience the roar of a cannon and learn how they were used during the First Siege of Fort Meigs.
12:45 - 1:15
The War of 1812 in Northwest Ohio
(@ Speaker's Tent)
1:00
Rifle Demonstration
Join the 1st Rifle Regiment as they demonstrate their weapons.
2:00
Battle Demonstration
Experience the roar of battle as soldiers recreate the fighting that took place around Fort Meigs on May 5, 1813
4:00
Dedication of Ohio Historical Marker to the 41st Regiment of Foot
(@ Fort Miamis in Maumee)
5:00
Fort Meigs closes

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Time
Activity
9:30 a.m.
Fort Meigs opens
10:30 - 11:30
Dudley's Defeat & U.S. Forces memorial service
(@ Maumee Branch Library)
12:00 p.m.
Artillery Demonstration
Experience the roar of a cannon and learn how they were used during the First Siege of Fort Meigs.
12:30
Drill with British Soldiers KID FRIENDLY!
Get issued a wooden musket and set of mini-crossbelts and learn how to march and fire a musket just like British soldiers did during the War of 1812. Perfect for kids... and kids at heart!
1:00 - 2:00
Rifle Demonstration
Join the 1st Rifle Regiment as they demonstrate their weapons.
Ladies' Tea & Presentation
Join the the ladies of the camps for tea. The public is most welcome, but ladies only. Gentlemen shall not be permitted! (@ Speaker's Tent)
2:00
Battle Demonstration
Experience the roar of battle as soldiers recreate the fighting that took place around Fort Meigs on May 5, 1813
3:00
Musket Demonstration
Battalion-level musket demonstration - See a large-scale musket demonstration by all the U.S. soldiers
3:00 - 4:00
The War of 1812 from a British Perspective
(@ Speaker's Tent)
4:00
Artillery Demonstration
Battery-level artillery demonstration - See a large-scale artillery firing across several batteries of the fort.
4:30
Event ends
5:00
Fort Meigs closes


Lectures & Presentations at the Speaker's Tent
(Tent's location to be between the reconstructed fort & Visitor Center - Some items are repeated from the above schedule)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time
Topic / Presentation
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Regency-era Fashion Show
Learn more about the fashion trends of the early 19th century.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Kentucky in the War of 1812
12:45 - 1:15
The War of 1812 in Northwest Ohio

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Time
Activity & Location
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ladies' Tea and Presentation
3:00 - 4:00
The War of 1812 from a British Perspective

Off-site Programming

Some items repeated from above

Friday, May 3, 2013

Time
Activity & Location
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Tour
(@ Fallen Timbers Monument)
Reservations required by calling 419-407-9701 or visit www.metroparkstoledo.com

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time
Activity & Location
10:00 a.m.
Indian Lore Program
(@ Fallen Timbers Monument)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Dedication of Ohio Historical Society Marker to 41st Regiment of Foot
(@ Fort Miamis)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Time
Activity & Location
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Memorial Service for the men involved in Dudley's Defeat
(@ Maumee Branch Library)
12:30 p.m.
Tour of Fort Miamis
(@ Fort Miamis)