Photos from 2017 Colonial Lost Arts Gathering 

Colonial Lost Arts Gathering at Seven Eagles Historical Education Center

May 18-19, 2019

The 33rd annual Colonial Lost Arts Gathering will bring to life but a few brief moments in the history of early Ohio. From 150 to 200 years ago European settlers attempted to make ahome in the wilderness that has come to be known as the Maumee River Valley. It was during these times that the settlers became adept at using their surroundings to survive, or perished in spite of them. It was also a time for settlers to learn about their new neighbors, the Native Americans of Northwest Ohio. Through the efforts of many re-enactors and living historians, these years of early Ohio will come to life not far from the banks of Grand Rapids at Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, Grand Rapids, Ohio, on May 18th and 19th, 2019.  Period correct reenactors may download a 2019 Registration Form and Camping Rules and Regulations here.  Reenactors may begin setting up camp on Thursday, May 16th.  Note: we have a school visiting Seven Eagles for a program on Friday, May 17th. Download a CLAG Flyer to share!

Seven Eagles is located just one mile from the Maumee River at 16486 Wapakoneta Road, midway between US Rt 6 and OH Rt 65. Admission for the general public is $10 per carload or $5 per adult and $2.50 per child age twelve and up. 

The 2019 Colonial Lost Arts Gathering celebrates the history and pageantry of 1600-1840 featuring historic craft demonstrations, music, arts and the history of early Ohio and frontier of the Maumee River Valley. Considered one of the” best kept secrets” of Northwest Ohio, the Colonial Lost Arts Gathering is truly unique for this region. Historical interpreters in authentic camps and vintage ‘garb’ greet visitors who can tour a wide array of dwellings (all handicapped accessible): a Woodland Indian Longhouse & Village, Western Plains tipi, French Trappers Sod Hut (a dwelling built into a mound of earth), a Pioneer Log House, Scottish Tavern/Inn, an 18th Century Trading Post, a Blacksmith’s Shop, and other period encampments Traditional artisans demonstrate daily camp life and skills used to live on the frontier. The Gathering is also well-known for its more primitive nature and layout: all crafters, artisans, traders and interpreters are out-of-doors on the 40-acre facility, which is comprised of woods, meadows and a 2-acre Cricket Frog pond. With the exception of cars in the parking area, there is very little to remind any visitor that they aren’t really ” back in time”.
Seven Eagles Historical EducationCenter is owned and operated by the Arts Council Lake Erie West, a regional non-profit community arts agency providing arts, historical and educational programs and services for artists and the public since 1983. Dedicated to presenting and preserving the early history of the Maumee Valley, The Colonial Lost Arts Gathering helps raise funds for continuing operation of the Center. Each year the Center provides programs and tours for thousands of elementary and secondary school children in Northwest Ohio, as well as Cub Scouts, Boy and Girl Scouts. Please join us in celebrating the history of our corner of the world.