By 1812Blockhouse

Yesterday and today, Mansfield is hosting an engaging and educational event for history enthusiasts and families alike with the Civil War Living History Days at South Park. This event is a captivating experience filled with historical reenactments, musical performances, and informative talks that transport attendees back to the era of the Civil War.

The Civil War Living History Days at South Park provides a unique opportunity to experience the past through live reenactments, music, and educational presentations. This event is perfect for history buffs, families, and anyone interested in learning more about this pivotal period in American history.

It is open today until 4:00 PM. This is today’s schedule of events:

Church Service: 11:00 AM

Skip Wilson will lead a period-appropriate church service, offering a moment of reflection and historical authenticity.

Portrayal of Mary Surratt:12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Carol Polkinghorne will deliver a first-person portrayal of Mary Surratt, providing insights into her life and historical significance.

President Lincoln’s Journey: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

John King will present “President Lincoln goes to Washington (the Four Worst Years of His Life),” shedding light on Lincoln’s challenging presidency.

First Lady Mary Lincoln: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Mrs. King will offer a portrayal of First Lady Mary Lincoln, giving attendees a glimpse into her life and experiences during the Civil War.

The Ohio Statehouse Guns: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Duncan Virostko will discuss the Ohio Statehouse guns, providing historical context and stories related to these significant artifacts.

Yesterday, on a beautiful early summer Saturday, 1812Blockhouse traveled to South Park to take and share the photos below with our readers. Click any image for a larger version.

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