Colonial Harvest Celebration and Militia Muster


Schedule of Events 

November 15 & 16 

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 15th  

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 – Wool Processing: Join Ramona for a look at the process of taking wool and preparing it for yarn and cloth.

1:00 – Thanksgiving Proclamation: Join the Watauga Settlers as news of a Thanksgiving Proclamation arrives. There will be a public reading of the proclamation and a salute by the Militia.

2:00 – Artillery Demonstration: Witness the procedures for loading and firing the fort’s cannon.

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 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 followed by a Worship Service: Feel free to join the militia for Sunday morning service held in the courtyard of Fort Watauga.

11:00 – Open Hearth Cooking: See how food was prepared in colonial America.

12:00 – Take this opportunity to take in all the park’s many attractions. Visit our new Interpretive Exhibits and Orientation Film. Shop in our Eastern National Book and Gift Shop. Take a relaxing stroll along the Watauga River on our 1 mile walking trail, the butterfly garden, or the park arboretum.

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.

3:00 – Event Closed: Thanks for joining us. See you next time!

 

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

 

This Event is Sponsored by:

The Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia

 

For more information about other exciting living history events call Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area at 423-543-5808 or visit us on the web.

http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals.    

http://www.sycamoreshoalstn.org      

www.washingtoncountyregiment.wordpress.com

1651 West Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

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