Monday, February 2, 2015

Greetings from Barton Farm!

Greetings from Barton Farm in New Hartford, Ohio! I’m Kelsey Cambridge, the director of Barton Farm, a living history museum tucked away in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley. If you are looking for a fun and educational outing for your family, come and check us out! We're here to share Ohio and American history with you. Our historical interpreters make nineteenth century Western Reserve history come alive. They dress in period costume and share the customs and news just as if they were living in 1863. We also have gifted craftsmen and craftswomen who make goods using only mid-nineteenth century technology. They create everything from hand-dipped candles to hand-thrown bricks. You will also enjoy touring our history building which include the Barton Home, a church, a schoolhouse and much more, and don't forget our beautiful maple grove and pristine gardens.

This summer is the very best time to visit because Barton Farm will be hosting our first ever Civil War reenactment and the first annual Blue and Gray Ball. Civil War Reenactors from all over the state and region will come to our museum to take part in the reenactment battles and in the dancing. Not to mention Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman, who served as a nurse during the War Between the States, will also be in attendance. You won’t want to miss it. The monumental event is made possible by our kind benefactress Cynthia Cherry. Without Cynthia’s generosity we would not be able to pull off such a major undertaking.

I just hope nothing goes wrong… What could possibly go wrong?


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  1. As an Ohio girl, and a Civil War history fanatic, I love this book already. :)

  2. I have friends who would love to be there! I wonder what will happen?....

  3. Living history museums are amazing. New Salem, IL (Abraham LIncoln) was close enough for school trips when I was growing up and we were fascinated. And if you've never seen a Civil War reenactment it is something not to be missed. Sounds like a good book, I am looking forward to it.

  4. This sounds so good! Have had it on my Kindle wish list since first seeing it!

  5. Can not wait to read this one. I used to date a reenacter and spent a lot of time with a lot of very talented people and craftsmen.

  6. Oh! I love history. I love cozy mystery. I'm an Ohio girl. This book is definitely for me. :) Can't wait to read!

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