200 Years on the Ohio – Riverside


Louisville – If you could step into a time machine, would you like to see how baseball was played in the 1860’s? Or meet President Abraham Lincoln? Or learn more about how World War I impacted the city of Louisville?

Such a time machine has not yet been invented but “200 Years on the Ohio” will be able to  serve the same purpose on Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing.

“If you are a lover of history and interested in learning more about how Louisville developed throughout American history, you will love this event,” says Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D) 14. “I want to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this fun history lesson.”

“200 Years on the Ohio” will feature many living re-enactments representing Louisville’s history with historical re-enactors who will demonstrate the clothing, pastimes, foodways and weaponry from various periods between 1740 and 1940.

For the sports lover, there will be an 1860’s baseball game between the Cincinnati Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Red Stocking on Sunday at 1:00pm.

Dennis Boggs will offer presentations as President Abraham Lincoln.

Since 2014 marks the Centennial year of the World War I, a special exhibit will be on display from the Camp Taylor Historical Society. It will feature historical interpreters discussing many aspect of the “Great War.”

There will be period fashion shows, a Regency tea and dancing demonstrations along with archery demonstrations. There will also be tours of the historic Farnsley-Moreman House.

“Riverside is always working to show that our past has had a significant role in how far we have come as a city and a country,” says Fowler. “This is an event for the whole family.”

The event will get under way both days beginning at 10:00am and end at 5:00pm. The Farnsley-Moremen House is located at 7410 Moremen Road in Louisville.

Admission to the event is $6 adults, $5 seniors and $3 children ages 6 through 12. There is a family rate of $15 for two adults and up to three children.

To learn more about “200 Years on the Ohio, call 502-935-6809 or go online at www.riverside-landing.org.


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