Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Powell History

Our Mission:

Preservation, education, and service to the community.

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Monday November 12, 2018

7:00 PM - 12:00 AM at Martin-Perry House

Tim Kreps will present
"Living History Presentation about Pilgrims"

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Ohio Frontier Encampment

R J Basista, professional re-enactor, set up camp on the lawn of the Martin Perry house for a whole day of exploring our past from the Revolutionary War, into the Ohio frontier and beyond. B J talked about our history and showed us what it was like in times past. There was something for all ages – information, demonstrations, and hand on activities. The day will culminated with a gathering by lantern light at dusk. R J Basita has been doing re-enactments from the French and Indian War to Vietnam since he was 12 years old. Most recently, he was a re-enactor at Colonial Williamsburg where he portrayed Wade Mountfort for several years. At Williamsburg he gained expertise and knowledge of woodworking, hand sewn leather work, gardening for medicinal culinary purposes, tailoring, clothes dying and tobacco growing. In addition, he learned to play 13 different instruments including fife and drum and participated in military re-enacting. Somehow, while working a fulltime job, raising 3 children, and a being an active member of the Honor Flight Organization, he finds time to share his passion for doing these encampments. We are fortunate that he offered to spend a day with us in Powell . Come join us on Saturday October 13 for a step back into the past. Bring the family for a fun and educational experience.

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A donation by the Jack and Jane Van Fossen Fund of the Delaware County Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. The gift supports maintenance of the Martin-Perry Homestead and the ongoing pursuit of our mission.

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