“TEACHING YESTERDAY TODAY”
SCHOOL DAY APRIL 27, 2018
PUBLIC DAYS APRIL 28 AND 29, 2018
The mission of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee has been and will always be to teach the public, especially children, about the trials and tribulations of settling the frontier of the Ohio Country and the skills and crafts they needed to overcome these and accomplish this goal. Originally founded in 1988 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the “Battle of Grassy Run” in 1992, the largest documented battle between settlers and natives to occur in what is now Clermont County, we discovered how rich and colorful the history of this area really is and wanted to continue sharing that information with others.
So, since 1992, we have hosted an event at the end of April in Williamsburg that allows us to share some of that knowledge and gives visitors the opportunity to experience some of it hands-on. In the past we have had working blacksmiths, woodworkers and weapons demonstrations as well as people who demonstrate how a quill pen works, how rope was and still is made, how wool is made into yarn and then woven into fabric, how the long hunters survived in the wilderness and much more. We also have story tellers, historical characters and period musicians who entertain and educate with their tales and artistry.
One of the ways we really enjoy sharing what we know is through our school day on the Friday of our event. Schools, both public and private, and the home schooled are invited to come and learn more about the history of where they live.
Since we are a not for profit group we raise funds to buy materials and pay the expenses of hosting such an event by charging a small admission fee per student.
Parents and chaperones accompanying the students are not charged a fee.
We like to think that the information learned at our event is a wonderful supplement to the teachings students learn in school.
If you or someone you know is a teacher at a public or private school or you home school your children we invite you and your students to our school day on April 27, 2018, from 9 AM to 3 PM. Schools need to pre-register by April 20 so we can make sure we have enough supplies.
Home schoolers can pay at the gate. Contact Kay Shields at 513-724-3740 to register. Contact president George West at 513-675-3934 if you have any questions or need more information. Our Facebook page, www.Facebook/GRHAC, will be updated with the latest information and scheduled activities as the information becomes available. We can also be contacted through our web site, www.grassy-run.org.
Please join us for a walk back in time to the world of our ancestors who lived in this part of the Ohio valley and made it possible for us to live here too.