NEW PARIS – Join more than 100 historical re-enactors and travel back in time at the fourth annual Gathering at Five Medals, a living history festival portraying life in the Midwest from the 1660s to 1815.This year’s event commemorates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812
. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday at River Preserve County Park (next to Benton Elementary School on Elkhart County Road 31). Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Re-enactors from four Midwestern states will participate, including historic craft demonstrators, French settlers, Woodland Indians, voyageurs, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 soldiers, traders, river pirates and mounted cavalry. Food vendors will be on-site, and parking is available at the school. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Visitors are discouraged from taking their pets to the event.