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Experience Living History at Century Village Museum's Civil War Reenactment: "John Brown, The Dulcimer Diaries"


Experience Living History at Century Village Museum's Civil War Reenactment:

"John Brown, The Dulcimer Diaries"

Burton, Ohio, This year, on May 25th and 26th, Century Village Museum invites you to step back in time and witness the captivating saga of one of America's most pivotal figures, John Brown, through a special live musical production titled "John Brown, The Dulcimer Diaries." Presented by Treva Offutt and Craig Matis, this original composition of dulcimer music, song, and live theater promises to transport audiences to the heart of the 1800s Western Reserve Settlement.

Event Highlights:

  • "John Brown, The Dulcimer Diaries" Premiere: Delve into the life and legacy of the renowned abolitionist, John Brown, through an engaging musical narrative performed amidst the authentic setting of Century Village Museum.

  • Battle Reenactment, Field Hospital, and Encampment: Experience the sight and sounds of the Civil War era with thrilling battle reenactments, a field hospital display, and an authentic encampment setup.

  • Historic Tours and Exhibits: Explore 25 meticulously preserved historic buildings and exhibits, including the Geauga County Maple Museum, offering insights into the region's rich heritage.

  • Food and Craft Vendors: Indulge in delectable treats and shop for unique crafts while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the event.

  • Geauga Highlanders Pipe and Drum Corp Performance: Enjoy the stirring melodies of traditional Scottish music performed by the Geauga Highlanders Pipe and Drum Corp.

  • Meet Historical Figures: Interact with notable historical figures such as Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, adding an extra layer of authenticity to your experience.

  • Civil War Ball: Conclude the festivities with an enchanting Civil War Ball on the evening of May 25th. Details available on Eventbrite.

Ticket Information:

  • Gate Fee: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-10, and free for children ages 3 and under.

  • Event Location: Century Village Museum, 14653 E Park St, Burton, OH 44021

  • Date and Time: May 25th & 26th, 10 to 5pm,

Costume Encouraged: Enhance your experience by dressing in period costume

and fully immersing yourself in the ambiance of the event.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness living history come alive at Century Village Museum's special event. Join us for a weekend filled with unforgettable experiences, educational insights, and immersive entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you to this remarkable journey through time.

For more information and ticket purchases, please or

Media Contact:

Century Village Museum,

14653 E Park St, Burton, OH 44021


About Century Village Museum:

Century Village Museum is a premier historical attraction dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich heritage of the Western Reserve Settlement. Through meticulously curated exhibits, engaging events, and immersive experiences, Century Village Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the past and an opportunity to connect with the region's fascinating history.

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