Lawrence County History Fest

About Lawrence County History Fest

The Lawrence County History Festival is located at grounds adjacent to Bedford North Lawrence High School, Bedford, Indiana. The Festival consists of a Native American Powwow and a historical timeline. The timeline consists of civilian demonstrations as well as military drills and skirmishes that range from the Revolutionary War through World War II. In addition, there are sutlers and vendors offering for sale a variety of items such as Native American jewelry, handcrafted items, supplies for military and civilian re-enactors, toys, and more. Food is offered for sale at the festival as well; for 2013, food will be sold out of a "World War II canteen". Spectators may listen to the stories of the Native Americans, participate in Powwow dancing, shop for Native American handcrafts, visit and sit in the encampments of soldiers from the Civil War and World War II, visit a buffalo hunter's encampment, participate in children's games, learn about medical practices throughout history, and talk to a wide variety of historical characters, such as Clara Barton, Mrs. Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, Belle Boyd (famous Confederate spy), Rosie the Riveter, Abraham Lincoln, and Indiana Governor and Mrs. Oliver P. Morton.