Registration ends Wednesday for trip back in time at Miami Whitewater Forest | Families
HARRISON, OH (FOX19) - Travel back into Ohio’s dark history of resurrection, misery, and prejudice with a lantern-lit stroll into the past. Take part in this nineteenth century historical reenactment meeting characters who speak of Death, Darkness and Deceptions. It takes place on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13 with walks at 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm and 8:30 pm in Miami Whitewater Forest.
The cost is $15.00 per person and preregistration is required at GreatParks.org by Wednesday, October 10.
As the day falls to dusk, visitors will be guided by a historical being, past a real Shaker Family home and through a Shaker cemetery dating back to the 1800s. Travelers will interact with intriguing fictional characters along the way, such as a slave owner, Confederate soldier and grave diggers. The Underground Railroad and the plight of slavery will also be discussed, as the Shakers were involved in helping slaves escape across the Ohio River all the way into Canada. The journey will end at a much welcomed campfire where travelers will enjoy hot cider and cookies.
This program is very entertaining and educational and will teach you things about Ohio that you didn’t learn in school. Due to the subject matter, it is appropriate for those ages 16 and older. Sturdy shoes are recommended as the walk is through uneven terrain in the dark. The program lasts approximately 2 hours.
A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10.00 annual; $3.00 daily) is required to enter the parks.