Army Trades Weekend

A barrel maker interacts with visitors at Saratoga NHP Army Trades Weekend
A barrel maker interacts with visitors at Saratoga NHP Army Trades Weekend

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News Release Date: July 5, 2018

In the Revolutionary War, armies had a lot more to do than fight. They employed a variety of professional tradesmen and women who worked to provide and repair supplies needed by the troops. Blacksmiths made or fixed ironwork; tailors and seamstress sewed and repaired clothing; Woodworkers built barrels, carriages, and wheels; Tinsmiths made artillery cartridge casings; Armorers repaired muskets; Cordwainers made military accoutrements and shoes for the troops.

If you’d like to see how common military items were manufactured by hand in 1770’s Revolutionary America, well before the age of industrialization, this is a great opportunity!
https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifChat with demonstrators during Army Trades Weekend Saturday and Sunday July 14-15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and learn how items are made 18th-century style. Craftsmen will be set up on the lawn at the Visitor Center. See the tools of the trade, ask questions, and learn about those who supported armies on the move.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other events, please call the Visitor Center at 518-670-2985 or check our website at www.nps.gov/sara or on Facebook and Twitter: @SaratogaNHP
 



Last updated: July 5, 2018

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