May 20 & 21, 2023. Open 10 AM both mornings. Closes 5PM saturday and 4PM sunday.
Participants, reenactors, presenters, vendors, etc. that want to set up, please contact us via:
The Gibsonburg Historical Society Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GibsonburgOhHistSoc/, Just shoot a message on messenger.
Email Us HERE
All we need is the number of people in your group attending, and how much space is needed for your set-up. Easy peasy.
This event will be noisy! While the demonstrators will be firing cannons and guns, these are only BLANK charges with NO BULLETS coming out of the guns.
No harm can come from these demonstrations if everyone FOLLOWS THE INSTRUCTIONS of the presenters,
however they are LOUD. Also, while the charges have no projectile, they do
create fire and shockwaves coming from the weapons. As such, please NEVER stand in front
of a weapon while discharging.
CANNONS create a loud retort AND SHOCK WAVE! EVERYONE will be asked to stay a certain distance from and behind the end of the cannon muzzle, as this shock wave CAN be dangerous! The demonstrators know safety precautions, PLEASE FOLLOW THEIR DIRECTIONS AT ALL TIMES. Anyone found to be acting in a manor that may cause harm to themselves or others WILL be asked to LEAVE, ESCORTED OUT, OR ARRESTED.
From TURNPIKE: Take Exit 81, head SOUTH. cross SR 20. at SR600,
hang a RIGHT into town. At the traffic light, hang another RIGHT and a
couple blocks later you have arrived!
From SR 20: Turn SOUTH onto 300, go into town. The PARK will be on your left-hand side.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH:
From SR 6: Take 300 NORTH and keep going past the TRAFFIC LIGHT. A few blocks later the PARK will be on your right-hand side.
From SR 23: Head NORTH until you come to SR 600 and hang a RIGHT. Go into town until you come to the TRAFFIC LIGHT, and turn LEFT. After a few blocks the PARK will be on your right-hand side.
Gibsonburg Historical Society page
Gibsonburg Historical Society Facebook page
5th Ohio Ind. Battery on Facebook
Ancestry.com Ohio Civil War units
National Park Service information on the 5th Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery Battery