Coronavirus cancels Mississinewa 1812

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancelation of yet another Grant County staple.

The Misssissinewa Battlefield Society announced Friday the cancelation of Mississinewa 1812.

In a statement found on the group’s website and social media pages, they said, “The Executive Officers and Directors of the Mississinewa Battlefield Society did not make this decision lightly, and followed the course of due diligence as far as it possibly could while allowing for reopening phases to occur, which resulted in the realization that due to the unpredictable risk that Covid19 presents to our participants and visitors, and the inability to fully secure a safe and socially distant environment that would meet the State and Local requirements, we have been forced to cancel our 33rd year.

We have met many obstacles in the past that we have overcome with stride, and we plan to do so now. We continue to work toward making Mississinewa 1812 a most grand event for 2021, which includes a new and enlarged battlefield, a new vendor road, a new British camp, and a new Native Longhouse.”

The 2021 event is scheduled for Oct. 1-3.