Nestled among the fields of West-Central Ohio, Greenville, Ohio, Darke County, is known as the birthplace of historical events, famous sons and daughters, earnest hard working individuals and last but not least, the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe. Functioning as both a local staple and tourist attraction, the “Maid-Rite” is an iconic part of the community. With a history that spans several generations it is only fitting that the Maid-Rite has partnered with the 2012 Gathering at Garst Committee to honor the area’s heritage with a living history encampment.
This robust addition to the Gathering at Garst event provides a timeline of participants portraying both military and civilian life ranging from the French and Indian War era to the American Civil War. The living history encampment will include The First Mad River Light Artillery Cannon Brigade, The Fourth Indiana Light Artillery Civil War Group, colonial era merchants and tradesmen, settlers, pioneers and muzzleloaders.
The Gathering at Garst Committee and the Garst Museum, would like to thank the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe for their generous sponsorship donation and for supporting the heritage of the community.
To experience the Living History Encampment for yourself, come to the Gathering at Garst on July 28 (10am-9pm) and July 29 (11am-4pm). The Gathering at Garst is held on the grounds of the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.
For more information, visit the Gathering’s Facebook page and website to learn more about the event or about participating as a vendor during this FREE community event. We look forward to sharing our history with you.