Saturday, October 4, 2014

October Events: Encampments, Garrison Weekends, Shows, Auctions and Workshops





Fort Toulouse



October 4-5, 2014
Ft. Jackson 1812 Militia Camp

October 18-19
Ft. Toulouse French Garrison

A garrison is a monthly French Colonial Living History educational event.
A muster camp is a monthly Early American Living History educational event.


Information from here.



Fort Loudoun
October 4 – 5, 2014
Garrison Weekend

A Garrison Weekend is a time when the daily lives of the men, women and children of Fort Loudoun are recreated for the public. On these days, park visitors will find living history re-enactors in costumes at Fort Loudoun. Visitors can view the 18th century infirmary, the soldier’s barracks, the commander’s quarters, blacksmith shop and a Cherokee encampment. Demonstrations will include a variety of tasks and skills common to a frontier fortification, including cooking, laundering and blacksmithing. Costumed living history re-enactors will go about their garrison duties throughout the weekend, taking time to interact with visitors.

More information can be found here.


Conner Prairie
25th Annual Traditional Arts & Arms Making Workshops
October 4-10, 2014




Conner Prairie’s Hands-on classes are a rare opportunity to work closely and directly with some of the nation’s best craftsmen. Classes run from 8 am to 5 pm. Small class sizes in well equipped facilities will allow you to develop skills from basic to advance. All materials included in class price. Tools are provided in some of the classes. Information from here.

Mansker's Station
October 7-9, 2014
Demo Days

When you visit Mansker's Station on any given day you may see a variety of daily life tasks from the 18th and 19th century. Demo Days will ensure you see a trade from the 18th century. On Tuesdays see the blacksmith in his shop forging items for the Station. Wednesdays call for a day out in the field. You will find interpreters tending the gardens and crops. On Thursdays the sawdust will be flying as the woodworkers shop is open for viewing.





James Julia Auctions
October 2014 Firearms Auction
Auction: October 7th-9th, 2014
Preview: October 3rd-6th, 2014            

Session 3: Lots 3000-3494 (Colts - Civil War - Martial Arms - American & European Antique Arms)

More information can be found here.

Martin's Station Fall Encampment
October 10-12, 2014

Immerse yourselves in 18th century Virginia as  frontier folk gather at Historic Martin's Station.  Cisit an 18th century market fair and meet historical figures and skilled colonial tradesmen. Join us and participate in life as it was on Virginia's frontier.  Admission is $5.00 per perspn, ($1.00 per child (6-12 Years. 6:30pm to 7:30pm Information from here.





Fort Frederick
“To Garrison the Fort…”
October 18

 Experience life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated Joshua Beall and Alexander Beall Companies garrison the fort.  Highlights of the event include musket firing presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills.  Hours are 10 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm for special evening programs Saturday.  The fort will be closed 4 pm to 6 pm to prepare for the evening program.  Park entrance fees apply.
Information from here.

30th Annual Virginia-Kentucky Rifle Show
October 24-25, 2014
This show is not open to the Public.




Current KRA, CLA, HCH, & NMLRA members (proof of membership required), persons receiving an invitation by US mail, and pre-registered guest will be admitted.




Contact: Tim Hodges
844 Round Hill Road
Winchester, VA 22602
Phone: 540-662-5438

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