War of 1812 encampment to take over Union Square

Posted Oct 26, 2012


The Kendal 200 committee will present a War of 1812 encampment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Union Square, located on Wales Road NW, between Rodman Street and Andrew Street, in Massillon.

During the War of 1812 encampment, re-enactors will set up camp on the square and offer weapons demonstrations, drills, and 19th-century cooking demonstrations. They will also be available to answer questions about uniforms and camp life. Representatives of the Massillon Museum, Massillon Public Library and Spring Hill Historic Home will also be available to discuss their organizations and the Kendal Bicentennial Celebration.

In addition, Spring Hill Historic Home, the home of Kendal founders Thomas and Charity Rotch, will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to Spring Hill Historic Home is being offered at a reduced rate for this event. Spring Hill is located at 1401 Springhill Lane NE in Massillon, near Union Square.

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