Camp Sherman Days

A WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL EVENT

July 1-9, 2017 in Historic Chillicothe, Ohio

Learn what citizens and soldiers alike experienced during 1917-1918, when Camp Sherman became a major training center for America’s new army.

Main Event: Living History Encampment

Camp Sherman Days features many interesting events during the week of 4th of July, 2017, as a commemoration of Camp Sherman and the first World War. The main event will be the weekend of July 7-9.

Saturday, July 8, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Great War living history displays – authentic camp and tent displays, drill practice, and live fire demonstrations at the original Camp Sherman Rifle Range. Antique show and other period vendors. Food and drink vendors. Driving tours of Camp Sherman sites and more. More Information & Reenactor Registration.

Camp Sherman Days Special Events

Saturday, July 1, 2017

9:00am – Official “Opening Ceremony” for Camp Sherman Days at Memorial Park on Yoctangee. Map

9:00am – Run, Walk, & Boom at the Civic Theater. Cheer on the runners in the 1k and 5k runs, benefiting the Civic Theater! Past years have included a sparkler sprint, patriotic costume contest, and family fun activities. See more details and register here.

2:00pm – Ice Cream Social at Adena Mansion & Gardens. Map

6:30pm – Paints baseball game, opening ceremony by Veterans Organizations, fireworks at V.A. Stadium. Map

Sunday, July 2, 2017

6:00pm – Vaudeville Performance at the Majestic Theater.    Buy Tickets    Map

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2:00pm – Independence Day celebration begins with the Camp Sherman Centennial Parade. Free parking! One of the largest fireworks displays in central Ohio with plenty of viewing space in Yoctangee Park. Local vendors will have food, entertainment, and activities throughout the afternoon, with the fireworks beginning after dusk. Map

8:00pm – Veterans Night at Tecumseh Outdoor Drama. Chillicothe’s popular outdoor drama, Tecumseh, is offering free admission for veterans and one guest on July 4th. Call the box office for more information: (866) 775-0700. Map

9:45pm – Radio Narration about Camp Sherman begins for Fireworks.

10:00pm – City of Chillicothe Fireworks Display at Yoctangee Park. Map

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

2:00pm – 338th Army Reserve Band.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

5:00pm – “First Thursday Celebration” on Second Street.

7:00pm – Summer Speaker Series at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. Map

Friday, July 7, 2017

1:00pm – 4:00pm Driving Tour of Camp Sherman. Starts from Chillicothe High School, $5/person. Map

5:00pm – Steak Dinner at VFW Post 108. Join us for a commemorative dinner at the VFW Post. General Glenn was the first Commanding General of Camp Sherman. Reservation information coming soon. Map

7:00pm – WWI Movie at the Majestic: “Sergeant York”. Map

Saturday, July 8, 2017

8:00am – Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in Yoctangee Park. Kiwanis presents a home cooked pancake breakfast. Reservation information coming soon. Map

9:00am – 5:00pm Living History Encampment. Great War living history displays – authentic camp and tent displays, drill practice, and live fire demonstrations at the original Camp Sherman Rifle Range. Antique show and other period vendors. Food and drink vendors. More Information & Reenactor Registration.

1:00pm – 4:00pm Driving Tour of Camp Sherman. Starts from Chillicothe High School, $5/person. Map

1:00pm – Veterans Appreciation Day / Night at V.A. Hospital. Map

Sunday, July 9, 2017

1:00pm – Walking Tour: Chillicothe Camp Sherman Sites. Starts from the corner of Paint and Water Street.

Daily Memorabilia and History Displays

Burton Stevenson Exhibit

Chillicothe-Ross County Library

Sunday, July 2: 1pm-5pm  |   Monday, July 3: 9am-9pm   |   Wednesday, July 5: 9am-9pm   |   Thursday, July 6: 9am-9pm   |   Friday, July 7: 9am-5pm   |   Saturday, July 8: 9am-5:30pm   |   Sunday, July 9: 1-5pm

Camp Sherman Display

Pump House Center for the Arts

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm  |  Sunday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Camp Sherman Display

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

A complete overview of the history of Camp Sherman, including artifacts and memorabilia from the site. The exhibit is open from 8:30am-5:00pm daily.

Camp Sherman Display

Ross County Historical Society

Saturday, July 1: 9am-5:30pm   |   Wednesday, July 5: 1-5pm   |   Thursday, July 6: 1-5pm   |   Friday, July 7: 1-5pm   |   Saturday, July 8: 1-5pm

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