2018 Schedule of Events - 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A
January 27 Meeting and Grande Winter Ball – Statehouse
February 24 Drill - Statehouse
March 24 Drill - Statehouse
April 30 Civil War Encampment and Repose of Lincoln – Statehouse
May 4-5 SKC Thunderbase (Boy Scout Camp) - Chillicothe, OH
May 22 Vintage Base Ball Game – Statehouse
May 27 [cancelled] Memorial Day at National Cemetery
June 1-3 Philippi, WV, Reenactment
June 16-17 Muster on the Maumee - Fort Meigs timeline event
July 3 Red, White, & Boom – Columbus OH
July 5-8 Gettysburg, PA, 155th Anniversary Reenactment
July 28-29 Lorena - Zanesville, OH, Reenactment
August 3-5 McConnelsville, OH, Reenactment
August 10-12 Hale Farm, Bath, OH, Reenactment
September 7-9 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial - Put-in-Bay, OH
September 15-16 Sidney, OH, Living History
October 19-21 Camp Wildcat - Livingston, KY
October 20-21 [Canceled for 2018] Cedar Creek - Middletown, VA, Reenactment
November 9 Veterans Parade – Columbus, OH
December 1 Feast of St. Barbara - Clay Haus, Somerset, OH
Bold = Statehouse cannon event
Italics = Private cannon event
Details about Ohio Statehouse events:
January 26, 2019 Grande Winter Ball, Ohio Statehouse
You are invited to the Grande Winter Ball at the Ohio Statehouse, to be held in the Atrium on January 26, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm.
Learn the Reel and other Civil War period dances, and enjoy light refreshments. All are welcome to join in the festivities. Historical dress is encouraged. One hour of dance practice will be held at 3 o’clock for all who are interested. This educational event is sponsored by the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, the Statehouse Civil War re-enactors.
For entry, a tax deductible donation of $10 per person or $15 per couple will be appreciated. For students, a donation of $5 will be appreciated. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A," a 501(c)(3) non-profit Ohio corporation (tax identification number: 26-3648665).
Please note, space is limited. The deadline to receive your RSVP is January 14, 2019 or possibly sooner if logistical capacity is reached. Donations are preferred prior to the event, however, we will accept donations at the door.
Please send RSVPs, identifying the name(s) of those attending, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mail donations to:
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A
5803 Lightner Ridge Road
Zanesville, OH 43787
Convenient parking at reasonable rates is available in the Statehouse Underground Parking Garage. Weekend rates are $5 for the first five hours and $1 for each additional hour.
Civil War Encampment and Repose of Lincoln
at the Ohio Statehouse
Monday, April 29, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In commemoration of the 1865 repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Capitol, Civil War re-enactors will provide an honor guard for a replica of Lincoln’s casket from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This will take place on the site where the slain President lay in state in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on April 29, 1865.
On the front lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, learn about life during the Civil War. Walk among soldiers’ tents, see how to fire the cannon every hour and help the Ladies Aid Society deliver comfort to the troops. Historical re-enactors from 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A and other groups will demonstrate Civil War life, cooking and medical practices, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Schools, adults and large tour groups, please contact 614-728-3726.
Vintage Base Ball Game
at the Ohio Statehouse
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The Capitol Cannons challenge the Ohio Village Muffins in an exhibition game of vintage “base ball.” The event is free and open to the public. Take a step back to the 1800’s with an exhibition game as the Ohio Village Historical Muffins battle members of the Ohio General Assembly on the west lawn of Capitol Square.
Nov., 2018 [date TBA]
11:30, 11:45 a.m. and 12 noon
The Ohio Statehouse cannon will be fired to start the Veterans Parade in downtown Columbus.
The updated 2019 schedule will be published in February 2019.