Sunday, March 29, 2015

April Events

Fort Toulouse
April 4, 2015
 Fort Jackson 1814 Living History

'Living History' - Re-enactors live at the Fort as they would have during the historical time period. The public is welcome to visit and interact, but there are no scheduled events or special displays.

For further information call 334-567-3002.

Fort Toulouse/Jackson Park
2521 W. Fort Toulouse Road
Wetumpka, Alabama 36093

Fort De Chartres State Historic Site
Annual Historical Event
Colonial Trade Faire & Musket Frolic
Prairie du Rocher, Illinois
 April 10 - April 12, 2015

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm

Merchants, artisans and craftsmen will display and sell handmade and period wares at this annual event.  Mid to late 1700s period musket and rifle shooting matches will test the skills of participating re-enactors. La Bonne Epouse, or a women's contest for "The Good Wife" will be held.   Other featured activities will include colonial games, period music and a benefit auction. The public is invited to watch the events free of charge and shop at the Trade Faire. The event is presented by Chasseurs du Datchurat, a group of historical reenactors that recreates the lives of the longhunters of the Illinois country and Spanish Louisiana from the middle 1760s to the middle 1770s.

 For more information call 618-284-7230

Information from here.

The South Carolina State Museum
Columbia, SC
April 10-11, 2015

Show and sessions about gun building, metal etching, relief carving and silver inlay, decorating hawks, bags, straps, tanning leather, powder horn decorating, history of muzzleloading guns in the southeast.

Call 803-898-4952 for space reservations and more information.

Fort Frederick
4th Legionary Corp
April 11 - 12, 2015

Join the recreated 4th Legionary Corp as they garrison the fort and demonstrate the life of Continental soldiers during the American War of Independence. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

 For Information about All Programs Call 301-842-2155

 Fort Loudoun State Historic Park Garrison Weekend

April 11-12, 2015

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park hosts its Living History Garrison Weekend

Park visitors will have the opportunity to view an 18th century infirmary, as well as soldiers’ barracks, the commander’s quarters 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.

For a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Loudoun at 423-884-6217

37th annual Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show
April 17-18, 2015
the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN

Featuring antique and contemporary muzzleloading longrifles and pistols and related accouterments.

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tennessee-Kentucky Rifle Association, Inc.,
c/o Wayne Elliott
70 Morningview Place
Blue Ridge, GA 30513.

More information:  Contact Wayne Elliott at or (770) 823-2970

Fort Toulouse
April 18-19, 2015
French and Indian War Encampment

History comes alive with French Marines, English Troops, Creek Warriors potrayed by living history units from across Alabama and the Eastern United States.

Highlighting the French and Indian War of 1756-1763, also known as the Seven Years War. French Marines aided by the local Native Americans fought against the English troops for control of the Eastern part of North America.

The public is treated to one of the most exciting living history events in the Southeast. Re-enactors interact with visitors and entertain with skill competitions such as rapid musket fire and bayonet drills and provide insight to their living conditions of the time as well as dress and battle strategies.

For further information call 334-567-3002 or Fort Toulouse.

Fort Toulouse/Jackson Park
 2521 W. Fort Toulouse Road
 Wetumpka, Alabama 36093

Fort Frederick
The 21st Annual Fort Frederick Market Fair
April 23 – 26, 2015

Come to historic Fort Frederick, an original stone fort built in 1756 during the French and Indian War and travel back in time to an authentic 18th century market fair.  A whiff of campfires fills the air. Colorful entertainers are found strolling about the fair. See sutlers (period vendors) selling 18th century wares: pottery, tin and copper ware, clothing, material and patterns, books, fireplace and cooking hardware, muskets and accoutrements, paintings and prints, lanterns and other camp gear, etc.  See hundreds of fair-goers of all ages dressed in colonial clothing: artisans, soldiers, ladies & gentlemen, Native Americans, longhunters, traders, servants, etc.  Free entertainment for all.  A fundraising auction will be held on Saturday, April 25 th, to benefit the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park.  Food available. Hosted by the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park and Fort Frederick State Park.  Service fee.

For Information about All Programs Call 301-842-2155

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