Cannon and musket-fire will ring from Weaver Park as Civil War re-enactors stage a skirmish as part of Hilliard's Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Presented by the Hilliard Ohio Historical Society, the annual event is held in the Historical Society's village at Weaver Park between the Norwich Township Joint Safety Services Building, 5181 Northwest Parkway and the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia Street.
Parking and admission is free; however, there is a charge for guided tours of the buildings in the village. That cost is $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children ages 5-12. The society has planned numerous events to serve as a "living history" for visitors, said Erin Haar, a Historical Society board member and chairwoman of Heritage Day.
"All (outdoor) activities are free," and include demonstrations of spinning wheels and leather-making and hayrides, Haar said.
A cast of re-enactors that include President Abraham Lincoln and Civil War military officers will speak to patrons "in first person" about life during the Civil War era, Haar said.
Civil War re-enactors will demonstrate cannon fire and musket fire at the top and bottom of each hour, alternating, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tim Kauffman, executive director of Destination Hilliard, said Weaver Park's historical village is unique and the "family-friendly event recognizes Hilliard's history."