Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley

Adams County Heritage Days are Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Pioneer dress is encouraged for attendees at this year’s Adams County Pioneer Days.
Pioneer dress is encouraged for attendees at this year’s Adams County Pioneer Days.

Go back in time at the Wilson Homestead –

Story and photos by Tom Cross, Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau –

Adams County Heritage Days at the John T. Wilson Homestead in Tranquility are coming from Sep. 30-Oct. 1 and will again feature living history by the frontier group Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, who are portraying life as it was during the 1760’s through 1840’s. The group will promote  education of old time skills such as rope making, using a loom and spinning wool, writing with a quill pen, flint and steel fire starting, cross cut sawing, an old time wood lathe, and cooking over a fire.
Other historical events will include an old time pioneer weapons black powder shoot. The shoot is only open to early, old-style muskets, flintlocks, and cap locks reproductions or originals, but no in-lines or scoped muzzleloaders.  The intent is to re-create the era of the early frontier as this is an old style off-hand shoot like the early settlers would have participated in. Cap and ball muskets or reproductions like those used during the Civil War are also welcome. A $5 donation for the shoot is requested and registration for the shoot begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 1. Period clothing is preferred but not necessary to shoot. Prize awards include $50 for first place, $25 for second and $15 for third place. Categories are percussion and flintlock.

An old-style blacksmith demonstration is just one of many that you can view in action at the Adams County Heritage Days.
An old-style blacksmith demonstration is just one of many that you can view in action at the Adams County Heritage Days.

The Adams County Heritage Days will also include a hog roast dinner and entertainment on Friday evening, Sept 30.  Also on tap are numerous living history presentations, old time music, period vendors, and tours of the historic Wilson Homestead. Other pioneer trades such as early style timber framing, blacksmithing, horseshoeing, candle and soap making, goat farming, quilting and weaving will also be featured.
Serpent Mound historical facts and an Indian artifact display will be part of the presentation of Adams County pioneer history. For those attending, period clothing is encouraged to help recreate the frontier days of old Adams County.
For more information about the Adams County Heritage Days Pioneer Shoot contact the Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau at (937) 544-5639 or email info@adamscountytravel.org. For more information on Adams County Heritage Days and a complete schedule of events including the hog roast, go to www.johntwilsonhomestead.com  or call (937) 386-0143.

Many kinds of flintrock rifles will be fired during Adams County Heritage Days.
Many kinds of flintrock rifles will be fired during Adams County Heritage Days.

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