Colonial Children’s Day – Militia Muster 1777, Conococheague Institute

Thursday August 26th , 10:00 AM – 2.30 PM
Our Homeschool Days of Spring and our July 3rd Militia Muster event combine in a special Colonial Children’s Day Program.
Don’t miss this one time event for your Child!
For ages 6-14, Preregistration and Waiver Required. Members: $10 per child. Non Members: $15
(If paying online, please use our Paypal and write Colonial Children in the note/memo section)
Fill out our Sign Up Genius here, return form (or bring on the day of the event) and direct any questions to
“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.
  • Fleet of Foot, Wisest Wit, and more!
Contact us to Pre-register NOW. Space is limited to 25 participants!
Conococheague Institute Free Stargazing Party

Conococheague Institute Free Stargazing Party

March 20th, 2021 * 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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.
Click here to visit the Conococheague Institute’s website.
A Very Colonial Christmas

A Very Colonial Christmas

Conococheague Institute Museum and Library
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*FREE Family Event*
Colonial Christmases were not so unlike how we celebrate today: “Mirth, of Merriment and Sporting”.
Embrace this Spirit at CI, with Holiday Hearth Cooking, Games, Festivities and more.
Programs and craft demonstrations at the Cabin and Tavern throughout the day.
Masks and Social Distancing are required.
Allegheny Uprising – Fort Loudoun PA

Allegheny Uprising – Fort Loudoun PA

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2020 * 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
Allegheny Uprising, 255th Commemoration
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.
Fort Loudoun Set Inaugural Market Faire

Fort Loudoun Set Inaugural Market Faire

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: