History will come alive at Case-Barlow Farm on Sept. 15 when Civil War interpreters come to visit. In the historic farmhouse, Ohio Living History Society will showcase baking during the 19th century. Outside, OHLS interpreters will be portraying Civil War soldiers.
The Black River Boys, an Old Time string band, will be playing songs of the 19th century and Civil War era. Tunes range from Patriotic songs of the Union Army, to old Minstrel tunes, Irish pub songs, and a Sea Shanty or two. Members include Anthony Salem playing vocals, tambourine and washboard, Tim Krugman playing fiddle, Bob DeNunzio on guitar and vocals, RJ Basista on guitar and vocals and Clayton Samels on banjo.
The Black River Boys represent a soldier's band. Music was a huge part of a soldier's down time. Everyone joined in with the musicians, whether it was by singing, dancing, toe tapping, clapping or playing along on a makeshift rhythm instrument.
The Fall Harvest Fest is an annual event at the historic farm at 1931 Barlow Road in Hudson for children and adults.
There will be many activities and demonstrations including hayrides, pony rides, candle dipping, making butter and square dancing plus children's crafts to make and take home. Traditional games include a scavenger hunt, bobbing for apples, sack races, 3-legged race, cookie walk, and horseshoes.
"Johnny Appleseed" will be talking about all things apples and "Abe Lincoln" is planning on stopping by.
The Crazy Critter 4-H group will offer pony rides. Summit Sizzlers 4-H group will bring their small farm animals for petting.
Demonstrators also include farrier Shaw Petries, chair caning with Jan Noall, and seat weaving by Bill Heflin, bread making by George Hoy, and noodle making by Jennifer Bourgeois.
The farmhouse is restored in the furnishing of the 19th century. Additional historic displays include quilts, the heirloom plants, antique cars and trucks.
Case-Barlow Farm is an independent nonprofit corporation formed to restore the Case-Barlow Homestead and to foster for future generations an appreciation of the spirit and heritage of its builders. It is designated as an official Underground Railroad site. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 330-650-0591 or www.casebarlowfarm.com.