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  • French & Indian War Encampment
    Event Dates: 8/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
    Time of Event: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    The James Howard Company will host a French and Indian War Encampment at Old Fort Western on Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 with special guests: Samuel Goodwin’s Company, the Pequawket Alliance, and local Blacksmith, Jeff Miller. A schedule of events is attached. You are invited to join us for a special evening meal on Saturday at 5:00p.m. The meal will include Beef or Pork Stew, homemade breads, assorted pies and vegetables. The cost of the meal will be $10.00. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, July 30th. Encampment information: Visitors will experience garrison life during the French and Indian War (1754-1763): Hear the muskets and cannons fire; learn to march with the soldiers; visit Doctor Caleb in the Fort’s Barracks; watch the blacksmith at work at his forge; see the soldiers rowing the bateau on the Kennebec River; and smell the soldier’s rations cooking over an open fire. This will be a great opportunity to interact with the soldiers of both garrison and marching scouting companies. In addition you will be able to interact with both French and Native re-enactors outside the Fort demonstrating life from their perspective. The Fort will be open from 10-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Normal admission charges apply. Family discounts are available. For more information, please call 626-2385 or e-mail us at oldfort@oldfortwestern.org if you have any questions. Augusta Fest: In conjunction with the Old Fort Western encampment, be sure to check out Augusta Fest, Saturday, August 2nd from 2:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. in downtown Augusta! Downtown events will include family activities, car shows, musical performances, costume characters, food & craft vendors, and a beer garden at 4:00p.m. Finally end the evening with spectacular Augusta fireworks beginning at 9:00p.m. as they explode over the Fort and the river! We look forward to seeing you for this wonderful weekend downtown! 

    Posted by: LM on 5/20/2014

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