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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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