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French & Indian War Encampment
French and Indian War Encampment
June 7th & 8th 2014


Reenactors/Living Historians personifying British and French troops, rangers, militia, camp followers (family members, artificers, etc.), Native Americans and sutlers gather to recreate the sights and sounds of the French and Indian War.

Included during this two day event are:

  • tactical battle reenactments (1:30 PM both Saturday and Sunday)
  • open hearth cooking
  • campfire cooking
  • baking in our beehive oven
  • blacksmithing
  • textile production
  • joinery
Schedule of Encampment

Saturday, June 7th

  • 10:00 AM Gates open to the General Public
    (Admission Tickets Available Online or at Entrance)
  • 1:00 PM Parade to Battle
    (Units prepare to take the field of battle)
  • 1:30 PM Tactical Battle
  • 4:30 PM the Fort Closes for the Day

Sunday, June 8th

Additional Activities

The Art of Colonial Penmanship

  • Experience the art of cursive Copperplate calligraphy. Participants will be using goose-quill pens, period-style oak-gall ink and fine paper to learn the basics of pen-handling, the basic strokes and drawing the letters. Master-Calligrapher and Illustrator R.P. Hale will show how the pens are carved and prepared, and how to learn Colonial penmanship, teaching from original 18th-century sources and original formal documents. All materials will be supply’d or available in the museum store, and left-handed participants are welcome.
  • Saturday, 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, 10:30 AM

Musick of the 1740s

  • Musick-Master R.P. Hale presents various Works of the kinds of Musick that would have been heard in the French and English Colonies, on Virginall-Harpsichord and Grand dulcimer. These instruments he admits to having Designed and Built with his own Hands. from period originals.

Mr. Hale was cited by the Smithsonian Institute as a premier harpsichord maker and harpsichordist, and his work was part of an exhibit there devoted to instrument makers.

Companies Attending
  • 1st Royals
  • 1st Conneticut Provencial Regiment
  • 27th Regiment of foot
  • 35th Regiment of Foot
  • 60th Regiment of Foot
  • 78th Regiment of Foot
  • Bearn Regiment
  • Benoni Dank's Company of Rangers
  • Colonial Living History Association
  • Compagnie de Lacorne
  • Compagnie de Langis
  • Gorham's Rangers
  • Hinsdale's Garrison
  • James Company
  • Garrison de Quebec
  • Les Troupes de la Chevalure
  • Milice de L'Acadie
  • Milice de Chambly
  • Milice du Notre Dame de Montreal
  • Pequawket Alliance
  • Rogers Rangers
  • Jacob's Rangers
  • Speakman's Company Rangers
  • Terry's Coy NY Provincials
  • Woodland Confederation
  • A la Pierre Jolie
  • Barkertown Sutlers
  • Bayberry Meadow Herbs
  • Bethlehem Trading Company
  • Black Dog Arms
  • Black Dawg Trading Companie
  • Bob Brinck Flintknapper
  • Brother Jonathan's Tin Shop
  • Chuck Walker Horner
  • George Sweeney Bladesmith/Sharee Rana Blanket Traders
  • Gil the Peddler/Useful Things
  • Gossville Shoes
  • Jeff Wardell
  • Jim Fischer
  • King's Wood, The
  • M.E. Humpal Leathers
  • Minuteman Armoury
  • Oliver's Music
  • Royal Blue Traders
  • RJ Butternut
  • Sargent Manning's Militaria
  • Steinhagen Pottery
  • Thistle Hill Farm
  • Wandering Bull
  • Westminster Forge
Food Vendor for this Weekend

Raymond Judd BBQ


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