Monday, July 15, 2019

Ohio Village Independence Weekend Festivities

Written by
Dani and Andrew Livelsberger

Photography by
Andrew Livelsberger

Background

The Ohio Village is a seasonally open section of the Ohio History Center that recreates life in the era of the 1890's America.
During the weekend of July 6th, the Ohio Village opens its doors to fun games and activities for the family, an opening ceremony, and an 1890's era base ball game with period appropriate rules.


Impression

A step outside the Ohio History Center's doors to the pathway to the Ohio Village is always a treat.  Even during times when there is no special events going on, there is a lot to take in.  When there is an event, much like the Independence Weekend  Festivities, you'll need to pace yourself!  Luckily, the agenda for the day's activities will help you decide which events you'd like to attend and when.

Opening Ceremony

The mayor of the town addressed those in attendance.  Giving a rousing Independence Day speech and a toast.


He also introduced political candidates and gave women's suffrage supporters an opportunity to speak about their cause.



Ohio Village Muffins Base Ball

The Ohio Village Muffins Reds and Whites played a game on this day as well.  The game is similar to modern baseball, but the rules are slightly different.  Pitching is done underhanded, and if a ball is caught after being hit and one bounce, that is considered an out.  The equipment is also different as the ball is much softer and no gloves are used.






Other Images From The Day

Here are some other shots from the day.