Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Wilderness Road State Park Event: May12 - 14, 2023

We Look Forward To Seeing You At…..

Virginia: America’s First Frontier
By May of 1775, men, women and children headed west, deep into the harsh wilderness. They followed the trace that led to a life of freedom. However, that freedom was overshadowed by hardships, the likes of which many had never known. The further onto the western fringe they traveled, the more important community became. Journey to Martin’s Station, Virginia’s final point of rest and resupply. Walk amongst merchants and tradesmen. Meet those individuals who traveled the trace and the indigenous peoples they encountered. Come and immerse yourself in America’s First Frontier.
May 12 – 14
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

$10 per vehicle Friday & Saturday
$5 per vehicle on Sunday

2023 Program Schedule
Daily Activities

* Scoundrel's Alley * 18th Century Native American Encampment * 18th Century Artists Displays *18th Century Music * 18th Century Market Faire * Blue Lion Coffee Company * Blacksmithing * Gunsmithing * Militia Drill * Musket Demonstrations * Artillery Demonstrations * Spinning And Weaving * Candle Making * Natural Dying * Open Hearth Cooking
Fridav, May 12
3:00 p.m. Seminar - Documented Equipment Of The Longhunters, Nathaniel Kobuck 4: 00 p.m. Seminar - Kentucky's First Survey: The Thomas Bullitt Survey of 1773, Dennis Medley 5:00 p.m. Program - War In The Woods: Fighting Skills On The Virginia Frontier, Anthony Winegar
Saturday, May 13
10:00 a.m. Program - Sweet and Savory: Delicacies Of The Virginia Frontier, Michael Dragoo
10:00 a.m. Program - Treenware: The Making Thereof, Bill Maddox 10:00 a.m. Program - Scoundrel's Alley: A Family Friendly Look At A Unique Side of 18 Century Society, 10:00 a.m. Program - Sons Of The American Revolution Wreath Laying Ceremony 11:00 a.m. Program - Betty Harper: The Frontier Midwife, Emily Burns
12:00 p.m. Seminar - A Well Regulated Militia: Accruements And Gear As Mandated By Virginia Law, Simeon England
1:00 p.m. Program - COMPANY.... PRESENT ARMS! Militia Competition,
2:00 p.m. Seminar - The Cherokee Council: How They Governed, Mark Ledford
3:00 p.m. Program - As Strong As An Ox: The Importance of Draught Animals in 18* Century Virginia, Mark and Monica Hufford
4:00 p.m. Seminar - Longhunters: The First American Heroes And Their Influence On Popular Culture, Ehrin Ehlert 5:00 p.m. Seminar - A Review Of The Early Virginia Long Rifle And Associated Frontier Dress, Wallace Gusler & Eve Otmar 6:00 p.m. Seminar - Paradigms And Paradoxes Of Living Along The Wild Edges Of The Virginia Frontier, Mark A. Baker 7:15 p.m. Program - Three Cheers To Virginia: A Celebration With Music And Dance,
Sunday May 14
10:00 a.m. Program - 18 Century Church Services 10:00 a.m. Program - Treenware: The Making Thereof, Bill Maddox 2:00 p.m. Seminar - The Colonial Palette: Recreating Various Paints And Common Colors Of The Revolutionary
2:30 p.m. Program - Lowering Of The Colors, Martin's Company

Sponsored by
Friends of Wilderness Road State Park

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