The City of Grove City and the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society bring history to life in this fun, free and educational event.
Families and history buffs alike will enjoy learning about Grove City’s heritage and life in America in the mid-19th century at the Grove City Encampment. Experience vintage sports and music and discover cultural artifacts.
Watch living historians represent homesteaders, visit the turn-of-the-century blacksmith displays and demonstrations, and travel back in time as you stroll through the log cabin, dry goods store and other historical buildings including the schoolhouse where you can participate in classroom lessons including a traditional spelling bee. Visitors can throw a tomahawk or try their hand at shooting and learn about gun safety with the 4-H Shooters Club. Spend time with historical fiction author Carolyn Shotsky as she explores the raid of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. Try homemade bean soup and cornbread prepared over a fire.
Admission is free, but a donation for the local food pantry is requested. Times are subject to change.
2014 Encampment Details
Date: Saturday, June 7
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
Location: Fryer Park, 4185 Orders Rd. Grove City, Ohio 43123
Parking: Park in the lot on Orders Road, adjacent to Century Village. Overflow parking is in the grass next to the lot.
Encampment Schedule of Events
Noon Slate Ridge Bluegrass Band
1 p.m. Ohio Muffins game
1:45 p.m. Open Rail Bluegrass Band
3:30 p.m. Out of Mind Bluegrass
5 p.m. Open Bluegrass Jam Session
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Live demonstrations in the Blacksmith Shop
- Open house, all buildings in Century Village
- Classroom lessons in the schoolhouse
- Tomahawk throwing with Troop 369
- Pickaway Shooting Sports 4-H Club shooting range
- Grove City Veterans Affairs
- Kiwanis Food Tent