Wednesday, June 12, 2013

French and Indian Skirmish and Camp at the Colonial Plantation


French and Indian Skirmish and Camp

June 15, 2013

Skirmish at 1:00 and 3:30

Pottery Demonstration with Nicole Dubrow

11:00 -5:00 with last entry at 4:00



Become an eyewitness to history, as the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation becomes the backdrop for scenes from the French and Indian War. It’s the French and British fighting for control of the frontier. Watch the local militia, lead by a Rodger’s Ranger, discover a French raiding party and witness the skirmish, which follows. Visit the French and British campsites. Talk to the soldiers about their uniforms, weapons and strategy for fighting in the wilderness of the frontier.


As you take in the action, remember that the French and Indian War determined not only the future of the Pennsylvania frontier but also events that put the loyal colonials on a path to revolution. There is an educational sheet that may be obtained at the store that is designed to teach students about the war by using the interview process. There will also be cooking, woodworking, and other everyday activities of the colonial time period. Refreshments and souvenirs may be purchased.

For more informationwww.colonialplantation.org

Location:  Ridley Creek State Park Media PA 19063

This event is appropriate for children 4 and older

Cost: Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 4 to 12

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