I like historical reenactments. Not that they are necessarily accurate or anything, but they tend to focus attention on historical periods and get people thinking.
A new event is on the horizon here in Marion County that may be interesting. I don't have many more details other than what is in the graphic below, but more info should be forthcoming. If you have family members who participated in the French and Indian War, AKA the Seven Year's War, you might hold the date open.
If nothing else, the pageantry should be a fun attraction for families. I plan to attend, so see you there.