Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Roscoe Village, Civil War History

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast - VIP Suite
Offering warm hospitality and exceptional accommodations in the heart of Amish Country, the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, not only is a licensed hotel, but additionally offers fine ammenities expected at a bed and breakfast.  Resident owner, innkeepers, Paul and Loretta Coblentz, present an area orientation with a complimentary country breakfast served daily.

Make The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast home base as you travel 30 minutes south to the Historic Roscoe Village, a restored 1800's canal town where history is brought to life. One Sunday per month from May through October, 2011, the Historic Roscoe Village will commemorate the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War with free lectures of this turbulent period in America's history.  The lectures will take place in the Visitor Center Theatre at 2 p.m. and are free of charge; however, donations to defray speakers' fees will be accepted.  Lecture titles are:
Historic Roscoe Village

May 15 - Lessons of the American Civil War Through Music, presented by Steve Ball

June 19 - Mr. Lincoln's Camera Man:  An Afternoon with Matthew Brady, Portrayal by Mark Holbrook

July 10 - The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln; The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth, Presenter Steve Long

August 7 - Female Spies of the Civil War, Presented by Sharon Hunter

September 11 - Women's Fashions of the Civil War Era, Presenters:  Jennifer White and Heather Nichols

October 9 - Haunts & Spirits in Blue and Gray; Ghosts Stories of the Civil War, Presenter:  Christoper Hart

Dr. Maro Johnson portrayed

2011-2014, Roscoe Village is commemorating the sesquicentennial with a tour conveying the life of the village from 1861-1865, the tour entitled Civil War:  On the Home Front, presented as a series of letters between village residents, acquaintances and loved ones, including boys in the army and those behind enemy lines, capturing the knowledge of local events, business, and period fashion.

Enjoy a Canal Boat Ride

History lives on in Roscoe Village as you take the tour, enjoy a horse-drawn canal boat ride, browse more than 20 charming specialty shops, view the museum or complete a hands-on activity such as tin punching, rope making, or candle dipping.  More events are scheculed for 2011.  Include a Barn Inn stay with a Roscoe Village tour for a comprehensive historic experience.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz, May 25, 2011

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