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Contact: Josh Freeman, 724-329-5473
Contact: Brian Reedy, 724-329-5470
FARMINGTON, Pa: Fort Necessity National Battlefield will host an eighteenth century period military encampment on August 4 and 5. The encampment is titled “The Armies in the Meadow” and will be located next to the reconstructed Fort Necessity at the park’s main unit. Volunteer and staff living historians will portray the various members of both the British and French armies who served at the Great Meadows in 1754-55. French and British Regulars, American Provincials, French-Canadian Militia, civilians and Native American warriors will each be represented.
Special programs will be offered on both days. Each day at 10:30 a.m. a program titled “The Regulars: British and French Infantry in the French & Indian War” will be offered. At 12:30 p.m. the program will be “Native American Ways of War”. At 2:30 p.m. will be “The Art of Fortification: Military Engineering and Artillery in the 18th Century” and at 4:00 p.m. the final program will be “They Also Served: Civilians in 18th Century Armies”. At 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. there will be weapons firing demonstrations featuring both muskets and artillery. The programs will take place rain or shine and visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather.
For more information on this and other programs at Fort Necessity, please call 724-329-5512.