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                        canceled: Vintage Baseball Game – Statehouse

June 5-7                     canceled: Philippi , WV  

July 3                          canceled: Red, White, & Boom – Columbus, OH 

July 10-12                   canceled: McConnelsville , OH 

July 24-25                   canceled: Lorena - Zanesville, OH  

August 8-9                  canceled: Hale Farm - Bath, OH 

September 19-20         canceled: Sidney, OH

October 18-20             Camp Wildcat – KY

November 6                canceled: Veterans Parade – Statehouse

November 21              canceled: Remembrance Day, Gettysburg, PA

December 3                 canceled: Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting – Statehouse, TBA, may be online

December 5                 canceled: Feast of St. Barbara

January 30, 2021         canceled: 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. 

canceled: Vintage Base Ball Game

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.

canceled: Veterans Parade
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. 

canceled: 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. With an abundance of caution, these in-person events have been canceled for the health and safety of the staff and attendees.