Historical society offering Living History Program


BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Historical Society is presenting a mini version of its popular Living History Program depicting early 1800s life in Ohio.

The program will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Wartinger Park, 3080 Kemp Road. The evening will start with a brief officer election for members at 6 p.m. in the historic 1858 Tobias-Zimmer Barn, immediately followed by the Living History Program presentation.

The four authentic log cabins in the park will be open, featuring live demonstrations. Volunteers in period costume will engage visitors in early American daily activities such as butter churning, spinning sheep wool, making rag dolls, finger knitting, quilting, barn/gardening chores, and school lessons. Attendees can make the rounds to see the mini demonstrations that interest them most — or see them all!

The Beavercreek Historical Society created the Living History Program in the early 1990s as a way to share Beavercreek’s rich history with each new generation. Since that time, it has served more than 15,000 Beavercreek third-grade students through a day-long interactive program, which also fulfills the state curriculum requirement for students to learn about Ohio’s history.

There is no charge for this event. Parking is available at Wartinger Park and at the Beavercreek Board of Education, 3040 Kemp Road. For more information about the Beavercreek Historical Society, visit beavercreekhistoricalsociety.org or follow on Facebook.

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