Civil War and WWII Reenactments Arrive in Ohio | News, Sports, Jobs


The largest historical event in the United States showcasing our history from 1775 to 1945 – right here in Mansfield, Ohio. So much to see and enjoy, keeping history alive! The 44th Annual Ohio Civil War and World War I and World War II pageant will be held at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio. Show dates are April 30 through May 1, 2022. Show times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 and children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is included in the admission price.

380 exhibitors from 38 states will attend Ohio’s only Civil War and World War I & II show. The show features 800 paintings of military memorabilia from 1775 to 1945 to buy, sell, trade and display, making it the largest quality show of its kind in the country. In addition, related items such as books, pictures, photographs, paper goods, Civil War prints and some women’s clothing will be available to the public and collectors.

Alongside the military show, the 29th Annual Artillery Show will feature full-size guns, limbers, caissons and mortars. This is the only such artillery show in the country where people can see field guns, equipment and exhibits related to the American Wars from 1775 to 1945. Additionally, people will get a rare opportunity to see cannon firing demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy a rare demonstration by the US 36th Infantry Division and the German 100th Jager Unit at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

This year the show will feature a 1776 Revolutionary War living history encampment that will perform drills, musket firing, camp cooking from the colonial period, and also show and explain various military clothing from era and other demonstrations.

Another feature of the show will be a WWII Medical Air Evacuation Squadron showcasing a historical perspective of how air evacuation units worked in such harsh and dangerous conditions. An educational presentation will be given at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Don’t miss this educational presentation.

A Sutler’s Row will feature reproduction items and clothing for military and civilian re-enactors.

See Civil War and World War II encampments. Discover how soldiers lived and survived in their camps by visiting a living history encampment.

The Marlboro Volunteer Traveling Museum will offer a spectacular display of our history from the Revolutionary War to the present day, including military vehicles.

You can talk with veterans and living historians.

There will be an outdoor church service for re-enactors, exhibitors and the public at 10 a.m. Sunday at the mast.

President Abe Lincoln will attend the show on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to listen to his Gettysburg Address. A most requested feature for this year will be musical performances by Camp Chase Fife and Drum. Definitely the best tapping pleasure!

Mark your diaries and take the time to go back in time! Visit the show’s website for more information: ohiocivilwarshow.com



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