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Schedule of Events: August 16-20

See below for the full schedule of events for the celebration of the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers August 16-20, 2019.

Expanding Frontiers Photos

The Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission presented Expanding Frontiers: An Evening with Douglas Brinkley, featuring the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brinkley. The fundraising dinner kicked off a series of events planned around the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

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Events commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers

August 16-18, 2019

In order to maintain a high standard of authenticity, we are asking our Military, Native American, and civilian participants to register. Registration is currently by mail. Please download the PDF version of the Fallen Timbers Registration Form HERE. Fill it out to the best of your ability and mail it to:

225th Anniversary Registration
Smoke & Fire News
27 North River Road
Waterville, Ohio 43566

If you do not have a current photo of your impression, send along a social media link of a short description documenting to source of the clothing and equipment you are bringing.

Friday, August 16, 2019 & Saturday, August 17, 2019:

Experience the Battlefield at night by lantern light. Hear the stories of the Battlefield told by the tour leader, and meet historic figures related to the Battle along the way.

Tours are limited to 100 tickets per night, and times will be assigned on a first come basis. Guests will receive a reservation, not a paper ticket. Large groups (25 maximum per group) should reserve tickets together in order to facilitate placement in a single tour group. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your group is scheduled to leave on its tour. Tours will last approximately 60-75 minutes. Groups will walk approximately the first half of the battlefield path, and will return by golf cart to the Visitor’s Center.

Tickets are $10 each and must be pre-ordered.


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Rain or shine event–Please dress for the weather. Wear appropriate footwear and bring bug spray as necessary. Guests must be able to walk approximately 3/4-mile on a crushed stone path to participate.

August 19, 2019:

Experience the Fallen Timbers Battlefield in a unique way—on wheels! For the first time, In honor of the 225th Anniversary of the battle, the Commission is offering an opportunity to see the Battlefield from the comfort of a golf cart.

Guided Golf Cart tours will take place on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Space is limited, so you must register and purchase your tickets before the event. Each tour will be led by a guide who will narrate the story of the battle as the tour proceeds along the 1.5 mile path.

Tickets are only $10 each for this special Anniversary event.

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Questions? Contact Julia Wiley at or (419) 418-6952. Rain or shine event—tickets are non-refundable. Reservations will be assigned on a first come basis.

“Historian Douglas Brinkley returns home to talk about Fallen Timbers, moon landing”

The following excerpt from an article written by Mike Pearson, appeared July 7 in The Blade.

Are historians born or created?

Ask Perrysburg native Douglas Brinkley, and he puts the onus squarely on his parents, whom he credits with dragging him to various historical sites while he was growing up in northwest Ohio.

It took only a few such trips before he was bitten by the history bug.

“My mom was a high school English teacher, and my dad worked for Owens Illinois. We would go around the country in our 24-foot Coachman trailer, so I got to visit a lot of American history sites when I was a boy,” the presidential scribe recalled during a recent chat with The Blade. “[Places like] Harry Truman’s Independence [Missouri) or Martin Luther King Jr.’s Atlanta. We would actually do history tourism, and it influenced me a lot. I would get little booklets and read up on all these moments in American history.”

“By the time I went to the Ohio State University in 1978, I knew I wanted to be a history major, and was already thinking I might want to find a way to be a history professor some day. I had a curiosity and a love for understanding America’s past. While at Ohio State, I got my first article published in a journal, and I got hooked after that.”

Hooked might be an understatement. With more than 20 books to his credit, Mr. Brinkley has written on such subjects as Teddy Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Richard Nixon, Dean Acheson, and Jimmy Carter. He returns home this week for a pair of historical talks: The first on his latest book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, and the second to mark the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

Read the full article on The Blade’s website.

Expanding Frontiers: An Evening with Douglas Brinkley

Join us July 11 for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and a conversation with celebrated presidential historian and author Douglas Brinkley.

About this Event

The event kicks off a series of summer events commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

The evening will include a limited number of silent auction items featuring original art from area artists. Copies of Mr. Brinkley’s recently published book American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will support the mission of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission. For more information about additional events scheduled for the 225th Anniversary and the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission, visit

6:00 p.m. – VIP Reception* with Douglas Brinkley

7:00 p.m. – Cocktails (cash bar) and Silent Auction

8:00 p.m. – Dinner and Guest Speaker

*To attend the VIP reception, you must purchase the VIP level ticket.

In his newly published American Moon Shot: John F. Kennedy and The Great Space Race, Douglas Brinkley recreates the nationalistic fervor surrounding the Space Race in riveting detail with all-new first-hand accounts from the likes of astronaut John Glenn, rocketeer Wernher von Braun, and his own signature insights and depth of historical knowledge. As the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, his book takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon.

Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and author of several New York Times best-selling works of nonfiction including The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America and The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and is editor of two volumes of Reagan Diaries.


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