Lowe-Volk Nature Center
June 7th, 2003


Kicking off the Summer is the County's Bicentennial celebration which is set for Lowe-Volk Park The site was chosen for its proximity to the area Colonel William Crawford was captured by Native Americans. As such the theme for the celebration will focus on the period in early Ohio History from 1780 to 1850.

The Event was held and an estimated 1,800 people enjoyed this very special event. Click here to go to a two part picture account of the activities.

Food will be offered to match the time period such as ox roast, chicken and dumplings, Indian bread, bread putting, fruit pies and fried bread. There is also a slate of speakers and history re-enactments

Beginning at 10 a.m. is the Brigade of the American Revolution. throughout the remainder of the day one may hear Betsy Field speak on the Moravian Indians, see a re-enactment of the capture Crawford, watch Mike Hocker try his hand at pioneer cooking and see Rachel Chadwick portray Wyandot Indian Mother Solomon. Roger Moore will share Shawnee Indian history, while John Bauer will speak on Wyandot Indian history. Don Secondine will handle the history of the Delaware Indians as well as playing music on the flute.

On-going demonstrations and displays will also be available including PIcking coper kettles, visiting the Shunk Museum display, seeing a blacksmith, shingle making, beekeeping, and candle and soap making and spoon making. Visitors will also see demonstrations of butter churning, a spindle and use of herbs.

There is no charge for admission however there is a small fee for parking. For further information call the Lowe-Volk Nature Center at 419-683-9000

The park and Nature Center is located on Ohio 598 three miles north of Galion.

Excerpts from the Thursday, April 9th, 2003 issue of the Galion Inquirer by Cynthia Dean, Staff Writer.