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17th Annual Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment

Cook Forest State Park and the Sawmill Center for the Arts willhost a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War.  Highlights of this full two-day     encampment include children’s programs, woodland natives, cannon and musket firing demonstrations, sutler camp, council and trading events, nationally renowned living historians, French & Indian War era artisans, and live tactical engagementsEvery battle is different!  Take a walk back in time at the Sawmill Center for the Arts to view British, Colonial, French, and American Indian re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.

 

Saturday, June 8

1000am-600pm    Event Open                                 

1000am-1100am  Murph’s Blacksmithing Demonstration - by Dennis Murray:  story-teller, blacksmith & Clarion County’s #1 liar, across from Sawmill Craft Market

1000am-1200pm Turkey Wingbone Call Fabrication - by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking in the old Sawmill Classroom ($15 for materials)

1000am-400pm    Cooking Demonstration - by Geoffrey Domowicz, Compagnie LeBoeuf chef, along Black Bear Trail at the main encampment site

1030pm-500pm   French & Indian War Era Art & Demonstrators - meet with distinguished artists, authors, artisans, and demonstrators in the Old Sawmill Classroom

1100am-1130am  Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration - by the camp Corps of Artillery, located in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

1130am-1200pm Peril in the Forest - tactical engagement in the woods along the abandoned access road at the edge of the field beside the park swimming pool

1200pm-300pm   18th Century Surgical Techniques - by Jack Mathay Compagnie LeBeouf surgeon, at the NEW Sawmill Classroom

100pm-200pm     ‘American’s 1st World War: Causes of the French & Indian War as Told Through the Eyes of Benjamin Franklin’  by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking (free, but donations towards the event will be accepted)

200pm-300pm     18th Century Children’s Games - by Jen Domowicz, Compagnie LeBoeuf, along Black Bear Trail at the main encampment site

230-500pm - Powderhorn & Turkey Wingbone Call Fabrication - by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking in the Old Sawmill Classroom ($15 for materials)

300pm-500pm     Murph’s Blacksmithing Demonstration - by Dennis Murray:  story-teller, blacksmith & Clarion County’s #1 liar, across from Sawmill Craft Market

330pm-400pm     Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration — by the camp Corps of  Artillery, located in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

400pm-430pm     Peril in the Forest - tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

 

 

Sunday, June 9

 

900am-400pm      Event Open

900am-915am        18th Century Sunday Service -     by the 42nd Highland Regiment, located in the main encampment site along Black Bear Trail

930am-1100am   Murph’s Blacksmithing Demonstration - by Dennis Murray: story-teller, blacksmith & Clarion County’s #1 liar, across from Sawmill Craft Market

1015am-1045am  Children’s Musket Drill - by camp Corps of Re-enactors, at the water tower along Black Bear Trail

1100am-200pm    Powderhorn & Turkey Wingbone Call Fabrication - by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking, in the old Sawmill Classroom ($15 for materials)

1100am-200pm    French & Indian War Era Art & Demonstrators  meet with distinguished artists, authors, artisans, and demonstrators in the old Sawmill Classroom

1100am-1130am Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration - by the camp Corps of Artillery, in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

1130am-1200pm Peril in the Forest - tactical engagement in the woods along the abandoned access road at the edge of the field beside the park swimming pool

1230pm-200pm      18th Century Surgical Techniques by Jack Mathay Company LeBeouf surgeon, at the NEW Sawmill  Classroom

1230pm-200pm   Murph’s Blacksmithing Demonstration - by Dennis Murray: story-teller, blacksmith & Clarion County’s #1 liar, across from Sawmill Craft Market

200pm-230pm     Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration - by the camp Corps of Artillery, in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

230pm-300pm     Peril in the Forest - tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

 

Saturday, June 8 at 10:00am to 6:00pm

More dates through June 9, 2019


Cook Forest State Park
113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120

Bureau

State Parks

Categories

Educational Programs, Festivals and Fairs, Volunteer, Get Outdoors PA, History

Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking, Nature Photography, Wilderness Survival

Region

Pennsylvania Wilds

Target Audience

Children, Veterans, Volunteers, Schools, Teachers/Educators, Senior Citizens, Pet Friendly, Forest Landowners, Families, Scouts, Teens

Exact Location

Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts

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