March 25, 2010
The Ohio Statehouse Civil War Encampment educates visitors about Ohio's role in the Civil War and fosters interest in the study of Ohio and American history through living history experiences. Encampment activities include interactive talks, demonstrations and re-enactments of camp and civilian life in mid-19th century America. Civil War cannon firing demonstrations even take place throughout the event. The demonstrations highlight history during the Civil War and involves the safe use of one of the four original Civil War cannons that reside on Statehouse grounds.