Soldiers' School of Instruction CANCELLED

Dear Civil War Historians,

 Well folks this is a message that is not easy to make. But reality is what it is and to be dealt with.  Darcy, Paul and I have planned the School event soon after we cancelled the October re enactment.  We trusted the conditions would allow us to have a School event in April. But now after reconnecting with Chris at the Trumbull County Health Department we really need to cancel the event.

     The State of Ohio and Governor DeWine’s rules have been in place for months.  But they are not always followed or enforced. And to make matters worse the virus is resurging.   Therefore no mass gatherings of over 10 people, staying 6 feet distant, and wearing masks are still to be observed.

Chris could not see any way our event with what we do to allow any exemption like some venues have.  We could have the event and perhaps be reprimanded afterward but as law abiding Christians and protocol following military I would never like to ruin our good reputation and the goodwill we possess.

   So after a long sigh of disappointment we are canceling the School and discontinuing further planning and presentations.  Please notify those whom you will contact and Darcy and I will do the same. Fees to be refunded.

  Thank you so much for planning what we anticipated to be an enjoyable and successful event.  Rules being what they are it remains to be seen what events and activities that will be able to take place going into Spring Summer and Fall.   Take care,  Ted and Darcy



$48per person


 Sutlers/ Federal Rebels/ 50-50 Raffle/ 32rd Anniversary Cake/73rd OVI Brass Band

New Location! Upscale & Luxurious 

Sheraton Suites 1989 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

                                            CASH BAR WILL BE OPEN 5:00 pm – 12:00 am  Tickets can be purchased for wine, mixed drinks, sodas, and beer                                                 Location:  Riverfront Ballroom until 6:00 pm Dinner    Resuming at 10:00 pm during Afterglow


Hotel Information:  If you are told there are no rooms left, please call Darcy 330-550-0285 or Stacey (Sheraton) 330-929-3000  More rooms must be unblocked to accommodate our attendees at the special rate of $110 per room per night.  Special rate available through February 5, 2020.  Thank you for your persistance. 

The Committee would like to thank all of you for attending the 32nd Anniversary of the ORMB at the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on February 15, 2020, and making the Ball successful and memorable.

The Ohio Regimental Military Ball Committee cordially invites you to our 33rd Annual Ball to be held at the beautiful Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on February 19, 2022. This venue has enchanted our Ball in addition to the new Presenters and Topics, Cuisine & Sutlers.  We look forward to your attendance in the celebration of the Blue & Gray!



Presenter Bio &Topics & Sutler Information have been added.    

We are happy to announce that our credit card fees are 4% for registration fee versus 22 1/2% which Eventbrite charged for Statehouse Ball.


Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

Ball Schedule

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

12:00 – 1:00 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 5:00 pm

6:15 pm

7:30 pm

10:00 pm

Unlimited Conferences included in Ball Ticket  – WITHOUT BALL TICKET $20 pp

Lunch/Pre-ordered Pasta & Salad Bar Buffet CASCADE area Sheraton Suites

Group Waltz Dance Lessons Ballroom

Individual, private Waltz lessons at Ballroom. (Appointment needed, details below)

Socializing & Shopping 

Dinner Begins

Dance Begins with the Grand March 

Afterglow begins

Dinner Menu

Dinner Entrée Options:

   Sirloin Steak (6 ounces) with roasted mushroom sauce

Cranberry Chicken Stuffed with walnuts in pan sauce and fennel slaw

          Scrod with Lemon Wine Butter Sauce

Asian Vegetarian Stir Fry with Fresh Selection of Vegetables & Sticky Rice

All Entrées include:

Garden Salad, Rolls, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chef’s Medley of Vegetables,


Chocolate or Vanilla Mousse

32nd Anniversary Cake 

Coffee and Tea Station

Breakfast (optional)

Hotel Check-ins will receive $4 off coupon each for Saturday & Sunday Breakfast Buffet

Other restaurant options:

  • Beaus on the River Restaurant: 7:00am – 11:am (closed)
  • Sheraton Lounge: 11:00am – 1:00 am

Lunch (optional)

Sheraton is offering a Pasta and Salad Bar Buffet for Attendees 11:30 – 12:30 Cascade Area.   

$18.00 per person which includes tax and gratuity. 

You MUST register for this in order to reserve a luncheon, and this option will be in your Registration form. Otherwise, please note the following hours when the Sheraton will have lunch available.  


Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

Room Rate: $110 plus tax (15.25%)

Deadline for Special Room Rate: 1/27/2020

Conference Presenters & Topics Under “Presenters”

Unlimited Conferences offer Guests different Topic choices scheduled either morning or afternoon

Attendees with  BALL TICKETS (Dinner & Dance) FREE unlimited conferences  

Otherwise $20 per person unlimited Conferences

Room 1

Photography – Michael Rhodes

Remembering Arlington – Mary Anna Custis Lee – Maryann O’Neal

$10 To a Better Appearance – Janet Fortino

Lives of President & Mrs. Davis – David Walker & Dr. Holly Ray

Recreate a Civil War Style with Beads & Bugles (fee) – Kristen Mrozek

Conversation with the Lincolns – Robert & Barbara Brugler

History of the American Flags & Governor Francis H. Pierpont History – Art & Pam Dodd

Music – John Huffman

Room 2

General Samuel Cooper – John Spaziana

Railroads during the Civil War and Amassa Stone Industrialist Tragedy – Maryanne Chevraux as Mrs. Stone

The Second Battle of Lake Erie – Ed Keyse as Commander John C. Carter

Spiritualism – Melissa Strobel

Songbird of the Civil War – Diana Virostko

Harriet Tubman – Allison Smith

Spy of the Cumberland – Valerie Hamil

Waste Not, Want Not, A Victorian Woman’s Art & Crafts with leftovers around the home – Lynne Bury

Lives of President & Mrs. Davis Part II – David Walker & Dr. Holly Ray

Ballroom Etiquette – John Rys 

Octagon Ladies’ Repository

Amazon Dry Goods

Patty Roosa – Elizabeth II

Mandy Kallal – Jewelry for Reenactors

Janet Fortino

Keely Hopkins

Kimberly Lynch – Dressmaker’s Shop

Kristen Mrozek – The Victorian Needle

Evening in Paris Antiques

Uniontown Antique Thrift & Gifts 

Saphi Shop – Alpaca blankets:



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

Dance Caller: Katie Humphries
Set #1: Grand March, Waltz, Gay Gordon, Gallopade, Rustic Steel
Set #2: Waltz, The Cheat, Northumberland, Circle Mixer, Virginia Reel, Spanish Dance
Set #3: Pattycake Polka, Gothic Dance, Lancers 1, Soldiers Joy, Last Waltz

Free Dance Practice

Ballroom Opens at 1:00 pm

Dance Lessons

2:30 – 3:30 Group Waltz Lessons No Sign Up necessary

3:30 – 4:30 Individual, Private Waltz Lessons at 15-minute interval – please

Email Carol for Appointment: 


Photography Sitting

Michael Rhodes Photographer will be available throughout the day.  

Appointment preferred


9 AM – 5 PM

Send Message to

Ball Gown Seamstresses

Elizabeth Rock

Octagon Ladies Repository

Sara Crow by Joy Melcher

Patty Roosa – Elizabeth II

Sara McKee – Handstitch buttonholes, men’s clothing, basic ladies’ underpinnings

Lisa Maxwell – You’re Never Out of Style Victorian Bustle Dresses, Edwardian, and Civil War

Erin’s Sewing Creations –








Dance Mixer

If you would like us to locate Dance Partners, please indicate if you wish a Male Partner or a Female Partner on the Registrations Form!                         Otherwise leave blank


Cash Bar in Sheraton Lounge 

No outside food or alcohol permitted at our Event per State Law:

Breakout Presenter Rooms, Ballrooms and at the Afterglow Snacks available


$46 Per Person




Price Includes Dinner, Dance, Dessert & Unlimited Conferences

Unlimited Conferences offer Guests different choices scheduled either morning or afternoon 

at different times compared to years past


If you have any questions, just contact us!

Ted E. Dudra  330-896-9063

Darcy Miller 330-550-0285