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Night at the Museum
April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
On Saturday, April 13, from 6-9pm, history comes alive during a Night at the Museum! Visitors can meet historical figures from Clark County’s History represented by characters from the New Boston Fair, the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association, and the Clark County Historical Society during an entertaining evening of music, dancing, and living history. Ladies in hoop skirts will mix with farmers from the 1920’s as the stories of Clark County will be told by those who used the artifacts in the museum in their real lives. The Shawnee will tell about their lives in this area. Shoppers will walk the streets of 1940’s Springfield. Chickens will hatch again in the Buckeye Incubator. The Battle of Peckuwe will be remembered by Col. Clark and Chief Black Hoof. Dancers will grace the entry hall. The infamous Fair at New Boston “Ratcatcher” will make sure that no “vermin” will bother visitors. The military section will come to life with uniformed soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 to the Civil War to modern times.
This event is a partnership between the Clark County Historical Society and the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association. Refreshments and entertainment from the Springfield Dulcimer Club with be in the Hellmuth Rotating Gallery on the second floor following each tour.
Specific tour times must be reserved and 12-person tours depart every 10 minutes and last approximately 55 minutes. The first tour begins at 6:00pm and the final tour departs at 9:10 PM. Purchase tickets by calling 937-324-0657. Ticket prices: Members & Volunteers of CCHS and GRCHA: Adults-$10, 18 and under-$5 Nonmembers: Adults-$12, 18 and under-$5.