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Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment

Cook Forest State Park will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War.  Highlights of this full two-day encampment include woodland natives, cannon and musket firing, cooking, primitive skills, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, pottery, children’s games, sutler camp, renown living historians, French & Indian War Era artisans, and live tactical engagements.  Every battle is different!  Take a walk back in time along the Black Bear Trail by the Sawmill Center for the Arts during open camp hours to view   British, Colonial, French, and Native American re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.

 

Saturday, June 11

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, on-going quill & bamboo pen making demos ($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 Black Bear Trail across from the Old Sawmill Classroom 

100pm-200pm   ‘Conrad Weiser: In the Steps of a Peacekeeper’  by Richard  Pawling, renowned living historian from History Alive!, at the Sawmill Theater (free, but donations towards the event gladly accepted)

200pm-300pm 18th Century Children’s Games - by the Noel family, 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, on-going quill & bamboo pen making demos ($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

700pm-800pm ‘1737: Going to Onondaga on the Path of Peace’  by Richard Pawling, renowned living historian from History Alive! at the Sawmill Theater     (free, but donations towards the event gladly accepted)

 

 Sunday, June 12 

900am-400pm Event Open

930am-945am        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         18th Century Children’s Games - by the Noel Family, Compagnie LeBoeuf, along Black Bear Trail at the main  encampment site

1100am-200pm           Powderhorn & Turkey Wingbone Call Fabrication - by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking, in the old Sawmill Classroom, on-going quill & bamboo pen making demos ($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 Black Bear Trail across from the old 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 11 at 9:00am to 8:00pm

10:00am to 8:00pm

More dates through June 12, 2022

Cook Forest State Park
100 RT 36, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120

Bureau

State Parks

Categories

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

Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking, Nature Photography, Wilderness Survival

Region

Pennsylvania Wilds

Seasonal Events

Hiking Week, Patriotic, Festivals, Summer

Target Audience

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

Exact Location

Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts

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