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“1777 – The War against England requires a fresh fighting force. The Militia is called up to at Old Welsh Run to face this threat”
This program will provide an immersive experience for the participants as they are transported back in time to the Frontier during the American Revolution. Participants will follow several of the actions undertaken by Militia in the Revolution, including:
Enlistment and Oath of Allegiance – Sign with a quill and pledge loyalty to the new American Establishment
Musketry and Drill – March in step with Sergeant Davis and learn all of the maneuvers to outflank the British
Firelock Competition – The new child recruits can bet and rate our 2 best marksman in competitions of Speed shooting!
Soldiers Lunch – March on your stomach! An authentic Soldiers stew will be served (with an alternative of a cold collation)
Fleet of Foot – End the Muster with some healthy rivalry. The officers will put out prizes for those who can prove themselves in various games and competitions.
Conocoheague Institute, the TriState Astronomers, and Discovery Station, at the Conococheague Institute for a #Free Stargazing Party! The TriState Astronomers will be on-site with telescope viewing and a laser-guided tour of the night sky! Discovery Station will be on-site with constellation activity kits available for purchase. As well as hosting the venue, the staff of the Conococheague Institute will be on hand in their Colonial Garb. Those who grow weary of staring at the sky can join them in the Tavern for some down-to-earth celebrations such as singing, games, and good cheer. Masks and social distancing are required.
Visit Fort Loudoun on Sunday November 15th and learn the true story about the colonial uprising that occurred in central Pennsylvania in 1765, 10 years before the start of the American Revolution.
Our living historians will take on the roles of the protagonists; Justice William Smith, Sgt. Leonard McGlashan, and the Black Boys mob. Discover their motivations for action during the Allegheny Uprising, aka. Black Boys Rebellion of 1765.
Want to learn this true history? Pick up a copy of “Frontier Rebels” in the museum store.
Save the date: August 14-16. Fort Loudoun is rescheduling the inaugural Fort Loudoun Market Fair. This juried event will feature 18th Century artisans, a chance to shoot at marks, and a glimpse of frontier life during the 18th Century. See blacksmiths, tinsmiths, carpenters, potters, coopers, and bakers demonstrate their trades in and amongst the historic Fort Loudoun that existed between 1756 to 1765. Takes in the sights and smells of an 18th Century encampment. Sponsored by Muzzleloader Magazine.
Registered Artisans. Include:
Americana Floorcloths At the Sign of the Black Bear At the Sign of the Grey Horse Chadds Ford Floor Cloths Claus Jackware Craftsman to the Past (Silversmith) Dan Eisenhour – Horner Dan Hrinko Boxmaker Dancing Weasle Silver Dave Morris Cabinet Maker Donna Selfridge Spangler Fraktur Art Early American Tin Fashions Revisited FEW Cooperage Fort Vause Outfitters Gen Is He Yow Trading Company Gilson & Sons (Glassblowing) Half Crown Bakery Historic Reproduction Lightshop J&S Gier Artificers (Horner) Jason A Cherry LLC Kauffman Fine Furniture Lady Aimee’s Fine Sewing Sutlery Metzger Blacksmith/Bladesmith Muzzleloader Magazine Scott Baylor Tinware SJ Pottery Steinhagen Pottery Stonehouse History (Weaving/Spoons) The Joiner Shoppe Tim Sanner Powder Horns Tim William’s Flintlocks Tin Man Roy (Tinware) Valerie Skinner – Painter Village Restorations Warrior’s Path Knives (Joe Scott) White Historic Art WKD Longrifles
Camping available! If you want to camp 18th Century style, download a camper registration form from: www.fortloudounpa.com