2020 Schedule of Events - 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A
January 25 Annual Planning Meeting – Statehouse
Grande Winter Ball – Statehouse
March 7 Drill - Statehouse
April 25 canceled: Drill – Columbus, OH
April 29 canceled: Encampment and Repose of Lincoln – Statehouse
May 12 tentative: Vintage Baseball Game – Statehouse
June 5-7 Philippi , WV
July 3 Red, White, & Boom – Columbus, OH
July 10-12 McConnelsville , OH
July 24-25 Lorena - Zanesville, OH
August 8-9 Hale Farm - Bath, OH
September 19-20 Sidney, OH
October 18-20 Camp Wildcat – KY
November 6 Veterans Parade – Statehouse
November 21 Remembrance Day, Gettysburg, PA
December 3 Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting – Statehouse
December 5 Feast of St. Barbara
January 30, 2021 Grande Winter Ball – Statehouse
Bold = Statehouse cannon event
Italics = Private cannon event
Details about Ohio Statehouse events:
Canceled-Civil War Encampment and Repose of Lincoln
at the Ohio Statehouse
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Civil War Encampment, West Plaza with cannon firings
Repose of Lincoln honor guard, Rotunda
In commemoration of the 1865 repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Capitol, Civil War re-enactors will provide an honor guard in the Rotunda 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 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.
Schools, adults and large tour groups, please contact 614-728-3726.
Vintage Base Ball Game - tentative
at the Ohio Statehouse
May 12, 2020, 5:30 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. The game will open and close with a cannon blast by 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A.
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 6, 2020
11:30, 11:45 a.m. and 12 noon
The Ohio Statehouse cannon will be fired to start the Veterans Parade in downtown Columbus.
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 30, 2021 from 7 to 9 p.m. Details will be announced in the Autumn of 2020.