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Sat 03 Oct
Revolutionary Era Blacksmithing
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Join us for a day-long presentation of 18th century blacksmithing. Watch master blacksmiths hand forge nails, hooks, and more. Learn how blacksmithing played a critical role in the American Revolutionary War effort right here at Fort Montgomery!

Sun 04 Oct
The 3rd Westchester County Militia
Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
The troops of the 3rd Westchester County Militia Regiment will conduct military drills, cook their meals and display original examples of items that would have been present at a Revolutionary War garrison. Family Friendly. Program Outdoors and Family-Friendly.
Sat 10 Oct
Colonial Carpentry
Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Carpenters were working at Fort Montgomery throughout 1776 and 1777 constructing barracks, storehouses and fortifications. Learn about the electricity-free, tools and techniques they used to build this Hudson River fort. Program Outdoors and Family-Friendly.
Sat 24 Oct
Colonial Wool Spinning and Dyeing
Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Discover out how wool was carded and spun in the 18th century. Spin your own sample of knitting wool! Watch a natural dyeing demonstration and learn about the dyeing process from the Handweaver's Guild member and re-enactor Barbara Johns. Program Outdoors and Family-Friendly.