Lost Arts Festival & Rifle Frolic -- May 21-22, 2016

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A weekend full of sights, sounds and aromas of 18th century northwest Ohio awaits visitors to the 2016 Seven Eagles Lost Arts Festival. Traditional arts, crafts, music, entertainment, food, beverages, camp life, military demonstrations, and much more will be on hand. Seven Eagles Historical Education Center is located just one mile south of Grand Rapids, Ohio at 16486 Wapakoneta Road. Call 419-509-0095 for more information. The 2016 Annual Lost Arts Festival starts on Saturday May 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday May 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 16486 Wapakoneta Road in Grand Rapids, Ohio. The festival celebrates the history and pageantry of 1600-1840 featuring historic craft demonstrations, music, arts, and the history of early Ohio and frontier of the Maumee River Valley. Historical interpreters in authentic camps and vintage ‘garb’ greet visitors in the: Woodland Indian Longhouse & Village, Western Plains tipis, French Trappers Sod Hut, Pioneer Log House, Scottish Tavern, 18th Century Trading Post, Blacksmith Shop and more than fifty other period encampments. Traditional artists demonstrate daily life and skills dependent on reenactors may include: blacksmithing, basket weaving, lace, woodcarving, gourds, silversmithing, spinning, tanning, leather and tinsmithing. Adults $5, seniors and children ages 12-17 are $2, ages 11 and under free. Information and applications are available at: Seven Eagles, P.O. Box 246, Grand Rapids OH 43522, 419-509-0095, or download the information Flyer here:.Seven Eagles 2016 Lost Arts flyer.pdf

Woodland Indian Celebration:

         They Walked Here Before Us -September 26-27, 2015
                              THANK YOU ONE ALL FOR THIS HUGE SUCCESS
Come enjoy the Premier Native American Event in the State of Ohio and the Region by being a part of the beautiful Harvest Festival of the Eastern Woodland American Indians of the North East and Great Lakes.
Buttonwood Park, the Gathering Grounds for the Blackswamp Intertribal Powwow in Perrysburg were very seriously damaged by not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 floods of the Maumee River from February to July including a massive ice dam in February and March. Therefore,Seven Eagles has been selected as a new location for the 2015 Powwow!
The event is scheduled for the 26-27 September 2015. Seven Eagles is 25 min due west from the old location of Buttonwood Park in Perrysburg: 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522
Be a part of Native American Arts, Crafts, Dance, Food, Games, History, Music, and more!
AND the new location for this year offers over 40 acres of wooded trees, with a Woodland Indian Village, 1750 Trading Post, 1790 Tavern, 1800 Log Cabin and a Cricket Frog Pond.
The event has been listed as one of the Top 20 Great Escapes: Weekends Worth Having in the State of Ohio by the Cincinnati Magazine and has been listed a State of Ohio Top Event by The Ohio Arts Council, The Ohio Humanities Council and The Toledo Blade.
Gates Open @ 10:00 a.m. Saturday & 10:00 a.m. Sunday
Grand Entries:
12:30 Saturday (schedule may change)
1:00 p.m. Sunday
Closes Saturday at Dusk & Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
OTHER: Douglas Blue Feather of Springboro, OH, Multiple Award Winning Native American Flutist
SouthEastern WaterSpider of Ohio
Southern Singers of Ohio
*******Closed Drum: Invitation Only*******
VENDORS: Invitation Only
CAMPING: There is camping but not the same as at Buttonwood Park. Tent camping is allowed in the far back of the grounds only. You need to set up and then move your vehicle to the front parking lot. RV Camping is in the back also. See a Seven Eagles Staff Member on Friday about set up.
Adults = $5.00
Seniors 60 and over = $3.00
Children 5-11 = $2.00
Children 4 and under = Free
CONTACT & SPONSORS: perrysburgpowwow@hotmail.com
Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation @ 419-250-0951
Seven Eagles Historical Education Center
SouthEastern WaterSpider Drum
Country Inn & Suites in Rossford, Ohio
(inquire for “powwow rate”) 419-872-9900
Winterfest 2016 Rendezvous -- February 27 - March 1, 2016         THANK YOU ONE ALL FOR THIS HUGE SUCCESS

The polar campers had a great time at this 2015 event with nightly temps reaching -9 degrees. By popular demand, we have added this new event for our winter-loving reenactors and friends! Set-up your camp outside ...or bring your bedding and sleep inside the warm Catfish Inn, new Longhouse or Trapper's Cabin. Inside spaces are limited, so please call in advance to make reservations. $15 camp fee and bring your own drinking water.

Activities included:
Shooting competitions
Hawk & knife competitions
Ice fishing (catch & release if ice is good)
Potluck Saturday evening in heated Marlow Hall
Mike Ruppert, 567-298-1484 Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495
rupe916@yahoo.com Vicki@rendezvousohio.com
The Center is located at 16486 Wapakoneta Road, between the historic Victorian village of Grand Rapids in northwest Ohio, and north of Rt. 6. The Center is an ideal outdoor living history site with its 40 acres of Black Swamp woods, two-acre pond and open meadows. The Center boasts the only site to have a recreated 50’ Woodland Indian longhouse and 20’ wigwam, a Scottish Tavern, Trappers Lodge, Blacksmith Shop, 214 year-old Pioneer Log house, Trading Post and Marlow Education Hall in northwest Ohio. The Center’s facilities are open for school tours, scout events and festivals on an arranged basis.