Major Bogart Speaks: Harvest Muster Schedule This Weekend!

Colonial Harvest Celebration

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* M I L I T I A   M U S T E R *

 

N o v e m b e r   19 & 20

 

 

S y c a m o r e  S h o a l s  S t a t e  H i s t o r i c  A r e a

 

Before Thanksgiving was declared a National Holiday, each Colony or Community observed a Day of Thanks usually after the Harvest had been brought in. Join the Washington County Militia for their monthly Militia Muster and Harvest Home Celebration!

 

 

 

Saturday, November 19th 

10:00 – Militia Inspection and Raising the Colors: Hear the roar of muskets and rifles as the Militia starts off the day with a patriotic ceremony.  

11:00 – Preparing for Winter: Join Major Bogart and learn about food preservation in the 18th century.

1:00 – Harvest Home: In 1777 North Carolina Gov. Richard Caswell issued a day of Thanksgiving after the American victory at Saratoga Visit with colonial frontier families as they celebrate and share the bounty of the harvest.

3:00 – Colonial Auction: Everyone is invited to attend our public auction where you can pick up 18th century reproductions and delicious baked goods. All proceedes will benefit the Watauga Valley Fifes & Drums.

4:30 – Camps Close: Join us tomorrow for another exciting day of 18th century Living History.

 

Sunday, November 20th

10:00 – Militia Inspection and Raising the Colors: Hear the roar of muskets and rifles as the Militia starts off the day with a patriotic ceremony.

11:00 – Worship Service: Feel free to join the militia for Sunday morning service held in the courtyard of Fort Watauga.

12:00 – Preparing for Winter: Join Major Bogart and learn about food preservation in the 18th century.

2:00 – Militia Drill: View the County Militia as they train and prepare for military action.

3:00 – Camps Close: Please join us next time for another great living history experience.

 

 

 

O n g o i n g   A c t i v i t i e s   I n c l u d e

 

Food Preservation – Open Hearth Cooking – Hand Sewing – Militia Drill

Colonial Life Skills – Flintlock Rifle & Musket Demonstrations

Flint & Steel Fire Starting – Frontier Living History

 

 

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