Living History Days at Lowe-Volk Park this weekend

LEESVILLE — The Crawford Park District will have one of it’s most popular events this weekend, at Lowe-Volk Park, when it celebrates Living History Days.

The two-day extravaganza is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 8-10 a.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lowe-Volk Park is on Ohio 598, just a couple miles north of Galion.

There will be many Revolutionary War period demonstrators and new vendors along, with military and Native American camps.

Other highlights of the weekend include a presentation by Shequonur, a Shawnee Storyteller; and a children’s nature walk.

There will be two opportunities to participate in a bus tour to the Colonel Crawford Burn Site Memorial in Wyandot County.

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, there will be woodland lantern tours that will focus on Native American life.

Living History Days will open at 9 a.m. Saturday with a Scout-led flag raising and a singing of the National Anthem.

For more information, contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000, visit their website or find them on Facebook.

Saturday schedule

9 a.m. — Opening Ceremony: Flag Raising by Local Scouts; Star Spangled Banner

10 a.m. — Shequonur, Traditional Shawnee Storyteller (Nature Center)

11 a.m. — Reenactment: Capture of Colonel Crawford

Following the re-enactmenta historical bus tour to Colonel Crawford burn site.

1 p.m. — Lou Tommelleo: Simon Girty (Nature Center)

2 p.m. — Children’s Plant and Nature Walk (Meet near flagpole)

3 p.m. — Re-enactment: Capture of Colonel Crawford

8-10:00 p.m. — Lantern Tour: Native American Life (Meet at beginning of woodland boardwalk)

Sunday schedule

This will be the same schedule as Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., except for Lantern Tour.


Staff report