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FREMONT, OH (Toledo News Now) -
comes alive this weekend in Fremont as the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential
Center hosts its annual Civil War reenactments.
100 reenactors and vendors will be on site to recreate a battle fought almost
150 years ago.
will be three reenactments over the weekend of the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek.
During that battle, Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes, with the 23rd Ohio
Volunteer Infantry, played an integral part in routing a surprise Confederate
say events like these help people realize how connected northwest Ohio is to
the nation's history.
was an amazing man," said Nancy Kleinhenz, from the center. "He served one term
[as president] by choice, but he did a lot in that one term, so we want them to
learn about him. We also want them to learn about the Civil War in more than
just a passive learning experience. This is a chance to experience history."
is $4 for adults and $2 for children. There will also be tours of the
campsites, military lessons for children, and a grand military ball Saturday