Schedule of Events! Colonial Harvest Celebration


 

 

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 16th 

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 – Artillery Demonstration: Witness the procedures for loading and firing the fort’s cannon.

12:00 – 3:00: 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 the bounty of the harvest

3:00 – Militia Drill: View the County Militia as they train and prepare for military action.

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

Sunday, November 17th

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 – Artillery Demonstration: Witness the procedures for loading and firing the fort’s cannon.

1:00 – Afternoon Tea and Sunday Social: Join the Ladies of the settlement for this delightful social gathering. Gentlemen are welcomed to attend!

1:30 – Artillery Demonstration: Witness the procedures for loading and firing the fort’s cannon.

2:30 – Militia Drill: View the County Militia as they train and prepare for military action. 

O n g o i n g   A c t i v i t i e s  &  D i s p l a y s   I n c l u d e

Hides and Pelts – Open Hearth Cooking – Hand Sewing – Militia Drill

Leatherwork – Wool Processing – Colonial Life Skills

Flintlock Rifle & Musket Demonstrations – Colonial Woodworking Tools 

Flint & Steel Fire Starting – Frontier Living History

 

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