Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Visit to the Waldschmidt House and Civil War Museum - May13th

A Visit to the Waldschmidt House and Civil War Museum
10:30 am
7567 Glendale Milford Road Camp Dennison, Ohio 45111
Waldschmidt House

If you are not an "east-sider", you may not be familiar with the post-Revolutionary War home in Camp Dennison near Milford. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) own and are caretakers of the Christian Waldschmidt home and Civil War Museum located on the property. The home, built in 1804, included a store and a tavern. Waldschmidt helped encourage industries that would be necessary if the community was to thrive. He staffed a church and helped found a school. Ohio's first paper mill, a cooperative distillery, woolen mill, sawmill and blacksmith shop were built in the surrounding area.
The Camp Dennison Civil War Museum tells the history of Camp Dennison, a Civil War Camp and Hospital. As many as 50,000 Union soldiers were mustered in or out of service at Camp Dennison, with as many as 12,000 occupying the camp at any one time. In 1862, Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan threatened this camp with his "raiders" who attacked the railroad north of the camp.

Ohio Daughter of the American Revolution Member (DAR) Darlene West, will do a short presentation on the Christian Waldschmidt family and its impact on this early post-Revolutionary War community. Following lunch, we will tour both the homestead and the Civil War Museum located on the property. 

We will gather in the Memorial Barn behind the home which the Ohio Society DAR added in 1989 built to honor the Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance. It houses an extensive collection of stone-cutting and farm tools as well as a restored Conestoga wagon and a vehicle used by James Garfield.

To make a reservation and/or order a box lunch, please complete the form below and mail it to the address listed. You can also order and pay for lunch using PayPal through our website. For directions and a more detailed description of the Waldschmidt properties, click on this link.



Adapted from the Waldschmidt Homestead website by Kathy Reed, HCGS Program Director.

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