The structure is a project of the Ohio Historical Society to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Last summer an archaeological survey of the park was completed, site improvements were made, and construction on the kiosk began.
The kiosk is a steel-framed structure, about 20 by 20 feet, with eight interpretive panels covered by a roof to be used for the display of materials on the Civil War and the Battle of Buffington Island.
It will also contain information on the Heritage Trail which tracks Morgan’s raid from the time he entered Ohio to the Portland community where Ohio’s only Civil War battle was fought.
The project has also included construction of a new sidewalk which leads from the parking lot to the kiosk located along Route 124 at the front of the park. The cost of the overall project is about $200,000.
The emphasis is on getting the kiosk finished and the Heritage Trail markers for Meigs County in place before the living history observance begins at the park on July 16.