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Published: Wednesday, 4/9/2008

GETTING FIRED UP OVER HISTORY IN PERRYSBURG

Fort Meigs State Memorial opened its season with a program Saturday titled 'A Soldier's Life, a Hands-on History.' Getting their hands on weaponry representing the War of 1812 are, above, left, re-enactors Dan Woodward of Toledo, front, and Jacob Land of Northwood. They load gunpowder down the muzzles of their muskets, which they aim and fire.





nbrw history10 4/5/2008 blade photo by herral long   Tony Szymanski of holland oh expalins his flintlock   _____________ Hands on History Saturday at Fort Meigs ? April 5, 2008 After a long winter, Fort Meigs? gates are re-opened. Help us kick-off the 2008 season with a ?bang? as we present A Soldier?s Life, a Hands-on History Saturday program on Saturday, April 5. Witness musket demonstrations and learn about the life of a soldier or camp follower during the War of 1812 by experiencing the activities that soldiers performed on a daily basis like laundry, drilling with the musket, and marching. The program runs from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and all activities are included with paid admission. Fort Meigs is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays Noon to 5:00 pm. Admission is $7- Adults; $6- Seniors, $3- Students; Free- Five and under. Fort Meigs, one of 60 Ohio Historical Society sites, is located one mile west of Perrysburg, Ohio on State Route 65. For further information call the fort at 800-283-8916 or visit us on-line at www.fortmeigs.org nbrw history10 4/5/2008 blade photo by herral long Tony Szymanski of holland oh expalins his flintlock _____________ Hands on History Saturday at Fort Meigs ? April 5, 2008 After a long winter, Fort Meigs? gates are re-opened. Help us kick-off the 2008 season with a ?bang? as we present A Soldier?s Life, a Hands-on History Saturday program on Saturday, April 5. Witness musket demonstrations and learn about the life of a soldier or camp follower during the War of 1812 by experiencing the activities that soldiers performed on a daily basis like laundry, drilling with the musket, and marching. The program runs from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and all activities are included with paid admission. Fort Meigs is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays Noon to 5:00 pm. Admission is $7- Adults; $6- Seniors, $3- Students; Free- Five and under. Fort Meigs, one of 60 Ohio Historical Society sites, is located one mile west of Perrysburg, Ohio on State Route 65. For further information call the fort at 800-283-8916 or visit us on-line at www.fortmeigs.org
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Re-enactor Tony Szymanski of Holland, dressed as an American marksman, explains the workings of his rifle .












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