Colonial Times: Under the Crown and Colonial Trades Fair
Dinner is Thursday, April 20, 2017
Chuck Molenda has been passing information on to students in elementary, middle and high schools and adult college courses. He has spoken to historical societies, genealogical groups, library sessions, at historical reenactments and community groups.
“I portray Mr. Franklin in the first person. I feel I present him as I see him: a simple man with many layers; a wise man, with a wicked sense of humor; an intelligent man, always seeking simple solutions. His many writings have given us a picture of an incredible individual. However, today’s average person only sees him as the man who flew a kite or the man on the $100 dollar bill. I would like to change that perception.”
Historical interpreters in dress and manner from the 18th century will be your hosts & hostesses for the period dinner followed by historical entertainment and dance. There will be a puppet show featuring Punch and Judy!
Wine and ale will be offered in the Spring House Tavern starting at half past six in the evening. The menu:
Dance master Dana Cheney will call the dance of the evening after dessert.Call Lynn Thompson at 803-279-7560 or email her (firstname.lastname@example.org) to check for availability of tickets for this dinner.
The weekend event's Special Guests:
Puppeteer Guy Thompson
Life Under the Crown
It is 1780 and the colonies are in rebellion. Charleston is under Siege and may have already fallen, the rebel forces were defeated at Savannah last year in 1779. Things are not going well for the American cause. But the Rebels are not done yet!
The weekend will be filled with new ways to learn and experience the history of Augusta and North Augusta. Historical reenactors will be at the Living History Park to allow a glimpse of the period of the American Revolution.
All weekend long historical interpreters will show you colonial life and skills. Musketry, sewing, firestarting, woodworking, blacksmithing, tools and trades of the period as well as interactive discussions and activities with the interpreters will fill the day.
The event has the sponsorship of