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Penn’s Colony Festival Review – Saxonburg, Pennsylvania – September 29, 2019

The Penn’s Colony Festival invites festival goers to a wooded area in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania… …only to transport them to the mid 1700’s… …where children are taught of different times… …military men of rank freely travel about on horseback… …and parades are done through the market streets… …as festival goers and … Read more

The Civil War Encampment – Burton, Ohio – My Experience

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln with Family

This post documents my experience on May 25, 2019. Just beyond the entrance gates of the Century Village Museum… …as the fifes and drums remembered Johnny (Crooked River Fife and Drums)… …19th century men chatted in the shade… …young Union solders set up a rifle pyramid… …and cannon operations were … Read more

Sonnenberg Homecoming – Kidron, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on August 11, 2018. In 1819, settlers from the area of Switzerland’s Sonnenburg Mountain settled in Wayne County to flee religious persecution and start new lives with their families. Many years later, those descendants (sometimes in the same clothing)… …came to Sonnenberg Village… …to reunite … Read more

21.) Mountain Craft Days Review – Somerset, Pennsylvania – September 9, 2017

The Somerset Historical Center is a beautiful property to explore… …with a covered bridge… …a cider press… …a newly finished lime kiln… …and an annual festival called Mountain Craft Days. All over the grounds, festival goers were able to watch demonstrations and learn about such things as stone cutting… …coopering… … Read more

Fort Rowdy Gathering – Covington, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on September 4, 2016. I walked on over to Covington Community Park… …as kids played in the playground below… …and festival goers wavered in time… …between the present day with cornhole boards and dish towels… …and the past circa late 1700’s/early 1800’s, where you would … Read more

Fair at New Boston – Springfield, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on September 4, 2016. Beyond the entrance banner, admission gate… …and some area historical society booths… …something magical happened. As festival goers approached the Mad River military camp… …with the possibility of seeing a cannon fire… …they felt themselves pass through time while descending upon … Read more

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