Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wellsville Historical Society To Host 66th OVI

The Wellsville Historical Society will be hosting the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Re-enactment group this coming Sunday, July 3rd. The 66th OVI will be encamped on the grounds of the River Museum located in Wellsville at 1003 Riverside Ave. There will be displays of Civil War uniforms, field camping equipment and weapons. Parking is available behind the Central Methodist Church on Main St.

Also on hand will be Jefferson County residents Kurt & Virginia Glenn with information about the Mooretown Civil War monument, one of the oldest Civil War monuments in the tri-state area. The Glenns are members of the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Mooretown Restoration Committee.

Admission is free and the public is invited to this one day only special demonstration in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The River Museum will be open from 1 to 4:30 PM. For more information call 330-532-1018.

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