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11th Annual Lawrence County History Festival and Powwow

The 11th annual Lawrence County History Festival is taking place April 20 – 22, 2012 in Bedford, Indiana at the Bedford North Lawrence High School/North Lawrence Career Center.

The festival will showcase a Native American powwow and a historical timeline, including demonstrations of civilian life, as well as military drills and battles from the Revolutionary War through World War II. Visitors can also purchase food, Native American jewelry, crafts, toys, and even supplies and equipment for the re-enactors.Lawrence County History Festival

You can also hear stories by Native Americans, dance in the Powwow, visit the encampments of Civil War and World War II soliders, and meet different historical characters, including Clara Barton, the wife of Stonewall Jackson, and Indiana’s Civil War era governor, Oliver Morton and his wife.

On Friday, the festival is only open to school children, and they’re expecting approximately 1200 students to visit from several local elementary schools and Bedford North Lawrence High School. But the festival will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

Bedford North Lawrence High School is at 595 Stars Boulevard, Bedford, IN (Lawrence County).


  • Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.

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