Indian scout looking at tracks at the edge of Lake Loretta in Alley Park during a performance of Frontier Spirit 1799 presented by the Frontier Players Associaton, Lancaster, Ohio Indian scout looking at tracks at the edge of Lake Loretta in Alley Park during a performance of Frontier Spirit 1799 presented by the Frontier Players Associaton, Lancaster, Ohio Frontier Spirit celebrates it's 25 anniversary performance during Ohio's bi-centennial during 2003 at Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio
Frontier Players Association presents Frontier Spirit 1799, Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio last Sat. and Sun in September. Frontier Players Association presents Frontier Spirit 1799, Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio last Sat. and Sun in September.


 

September 27 & 28, 2014
"Frontier Spirit 1799"

Join us and experience the trials and tribulations that the first settlers in the Ohio Territory endured as they fought for and carved out a home by walking the trail ** featuring 5 or 6 scenes from early Fairfield county. This is a step back into time that can be enjoyed by all ages. A large village has sprung up showing the life of the early settlers with demonstrations by skilled craftsmen of cooking, soap making, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and more. The marquis tent provides a place for music by many musicians on various period instruments, speeches by local dignitaries and various skits. Games and activities for children are also part of the village entertainment.

Concessions are available at very reasonable prices, with snacks, drinks and food-including bean soup cooked in iron kettles over an open fire.

The village is open from11:00am to 5:00pm both days. A church service by a circuit preacher is featured at 9:00am on Sunday morning. Bring the family and enjoy a little bit of living history. This is a free event, but donations are greatly appreciated.

** In case of heavy rain the trail may close for safety reasons but the village is always open.

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Frontier Spirit 1799 presented each year in Alley Park, Lancaster Ohio in September by the Frontier Players Association


In April of 1798, Captain Joseph Hunter, a bold and enterprising man, emigrated to Ohio from Kentucky to settle on the Zane's Trace in an area later known as "Hunter's Settlement" (now part of Lancaster, Ohio). Starting slowly, soon other settlers began emigrating into this untamed region. By the fall of 1800, the town of "New Lancaster" was established and in December of that year, Fairfield County was organized by proclamation of Territorial Governor St. Clair.

This drama focuses on the new settlers and their associations with the hardy pioneers who had come before and challenged this exciting land of opportunity called the Ohio Territory.

Early settler in the Ohio Frontier at the Frontier Spirit 1799 living history production

The Frontier Players Association, is dedicated to presenting Fairfield County and Central Ohio early history as a wholesome family oriented experience. We make early, real historic persons come alive and invite the public to interact with them and become a part of "Living History".

If you have limited mobility and are unable to make the hike on our history trail, enjoy the many activities in our historical village. Special performances will take place through the day.

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