Please make a note when you arrive at McKinley Grand Hotel for Guest Registration:
         Friday Evening Arrival:    Please call Holly 330-720-8093 or David 419-203-3518            Saturday Arrival:   8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

Come and enjoy a wonderful day of friendship, great music, fine food and finer spirits with our comrades both Blue & Gray

We invite you to spend the day attending the Ball:

Dinner – Dance – Dessert  $41 per person

Conferences Only:  $10 each

 Options are available on the Registration tab

Review the intriguing Conference Topics and read the diversified biographies of our talented, historians under the 

Presenters Tab (Arrow under “Conferences” on Menu)

Conference Topics & Presenter Schedule Listed Below   



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Ball Schedule


Salad and Sides will be the same for all Entrees

  •       Traditional Side Salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, red onion and croutons

 Ranch and Italian Dressings

·         Warm Fresh Baked Banquet Rolls with Butter

·         Traditional Mashed Potatoes (milk, butter, and garlic)

·         Honey Glazed Baby Carrots

Entrée (Choose One)

 Chicken Florentine stuffed with cream cheese & spinach.

Filet of Cod with buttered golden baked Ritz crust.

Tender Beef Short Ribs simmered & coated w/House BBQ.


·         White cake with raspberry filling

·         Chocolate cake with chocolate decadent filling

·         Coffee Station   

$10.00 each conference 

 Conference fees help offset the Ball expenses

Complimentary Jackson Conference Room 

Ladies may use this as a dressing room and later the musicians will store their instruments overnight.

Presidential Hallway with Vendors (Sutlers)

Vendors are welcome to bring their table lamps and floor lamps for additional lighting

Extant Collection of Civil War Garments by Heather Hook will be displayed in the Lobby throughout the Day.  No Conference

Amazon Dry Goods

Antique Books & Miscellaneous Hand Crafts by Janet Fortino

Elizabeth Ann II by Patti Roosa

Victorian Needle by Kristen Mrozek

Octagon Ladies Repository Hair Styling

Octagon Ladies Repository Apparel and Accessories

Jewelry for Reenactors


Gentlemen: 1860s Period Military Uniforms, 1860s Evening Formal Wear or Modern Formal Wear

Ladies: 1860s Ball Gowns or Modest, Modern Evening Formal Wear


73rd OVI Brass Band for Dancing 

Federal Rebels for Entertainment

Free Dance Practice

4:30 pm in Ballroom

Photography Sitting

Michael Rhodes Photographer will be available throughout the day.  Appointment preferred.

Ball Gown Seamstresses

Sara Crow

Octagon Ladies Repository by Joy Melcher

Erin’s Sewing Creations 

Patti Roosa