WARREN - As the 200th anniversary approaches of June 9, 1812, the day a fledgling newspaper was first printed and published in the wilderness of the Western Reserve, plans are taking shape for festivities that will mark the bicentennial occasion.
The Tribune Chronicle, a direct offspring of that early publication, is preparing to celebrate the event in part with a founders celebration June 8 and 9 in Warren's Courthouse Square Park.
The two-day event will exhibit the dress, food, entertainment and daily life of the early settlers of our region.
The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9, will include demonstrations, entertainment and character portrayals from the period.
Included will be demonstrations of crafts of the period such as weaving, pottery-making and blacksmithing, visits by characters portraying local famed residents like President William McKinley, musical entertainment including barbershop quartet singers and square dancers, food and children's games of the period, and more.
Tribune event planners are extending an invitation to local groups or entertainers representing this time period who would like to be showcased at the festival.
Potential exhibitors or entertainers should contact Tribune Chronicle events coordinator Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696, or firstname.lastname@example.org.