Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Worthington, Ohio Historical Reenactment


I am pleased to announce that I am working with the Worthington Historical Society to organize an 1812 living history event in central Ohio on the weekend of 28-29 June 2014.

The grounds of the 1811 Orange Johnson House in old Worthington, Ohio will play host to an encampment of reenactors portraying the militia, volunteers and regulars who served in the area during the War of 1812.

In particular, the idea is to represent a muster of a local militia company, with drills, camp life and musketry and light infantry practice on the village green. We hope to bring to life some of the history of the town from 200 years ago.

The encampment itself will take place on the grounds of the house at 956 High Street in Worthington, while musket demonstrations and battlefield maneuvers will take place on the village green at State Route 161 and High Street, where they would have been conducted two centuries ago.

For more information, you can contact the Worthington Historical Society at info@worthingtonhistory.org, or contact me through this blog.

Public Schedule:
Saturday, June 28 10am-5pm

  • 10:30am: Morning Parade of the Worthington militia company and Orders of the Day.
  • 11am: March to the village green for drill and musketry.
  • 2pm: Drill and Musketry on the village green.
  • 4pm: Ditto
Sunday, June 29 11am-5pm
  • 11am: Morning parade and Orders of the Day.
  • 12:30pm: March to the village green for drill and musketry.
  • 2:30pm: Ditto.