Battle Days to return


POINT PLEASANT — Battle Days will return to Point Pleasant on Oct. 6-8, featuring activities which will take visitors back to a time when revolution was in the air.

Events will kick off that Friday at 10 a.m. at Tu-Endie_Wei State Park with the Mansion House Museum, crafts, encampments, and demonstrations. The museum will close at 4:30 p.m. Ending the evening will be the Lantern Tour starting at 7:30 p.m. at the park.

The festival will continue that Saturday at 10 a.m., at the park, again with tours of the Mansion House, crafts, activities, and entertainment sponsored by the Main Street Merchants.

At 11 a.m., the Battle Days Parade will roll down Main Street followed by the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps at 11:30 a.m. at the park. The Elementary School Chorus will start singing at noon, and at 1 p.m. several events will start, including: Center Shot Ministries (Archery), a Chief Cornstalk reenactor, and Colonial Games (for kids); at 1:30 p.m. a Daniel Boone reenactor will be on hand along with a group playing era-correct music on dulcimers.

Also starting at 1:30 p.m. Randell Jones, a guest author will be making a presentation and will do a meet-and-greet with the public from 2-4 p.m. Chief Cornstalk will return at 2:30 p.m. and Daniel Boone again at 3 p.m., then at 4 p.m. on that Saturday will feature the Kootaga Indian Dancers. From 6-8 p.m. there will be a Colonial Governor’s Reception at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Sons of the American Revolution members only. Starting at 7 p.m. “An Evening with the Newmans” will present reenactors of the first occupants of the Mansion House. The evening will end with the Colonial Ball at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 8-10 p.m – this is free for the public and open to anyone ages 13 and up.

Sunday of the festival will feature a colonial church service at 10 a.m., and a memorial service for the fallen soldiers at the Battle of Point Pleasant which starts at 2 p.m., all at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. The Mansion House Museum will be open from 1-4:30 p.m.

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The cannon fires at the traditional memorial service for militiamen who fell at the Battle of Point Pleasant. The service takes place on the Sunday of Battle Days weekend set for Oct. 6-8.
http://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Battle-1.jpgThe cannon fires at the traditional memorial service for militiamen who fell at the Battle of Point Pleasant. The service takes place on the Sunday of Battle Days weekend set for Oct. 6-8. Ed Lowe | Courtesy

“Chief Cornstalk” speaks to a “militiaman” at Battle Days.
http://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Battle-2.jpg“Chief Cornstalk” speaks to a “militiaman” at Battle Days. Ed Lowe | Courtesy
Schedule of events released

By Morgan McKinniss

mmckinniss@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108 or mmckinniss@aimmediamidwest.com.