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Sat 01 Oct
Twin Forts Day
Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Join us at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on Saturday, October 1st as we commemorate the 245th anniversary of this bloody battle. Reenactors from the 5th New York Regiment will be there!  There will be dramatic performances, colonial artisans, children's games and living history demonstrations (blacksmithing, candle-making, basket-making and more) throughout the day. Please Note there will be NO BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT.
Schedule
10:00 AM – 5th New York "Life of a Soldier" Presentation
11:00 AM – "Flags of the Revolution" (Presentation by Al Cavalari )
12 Noon – "Brothers in Arms" Dramatic Performance
12:30 PM – "The Scourge of Scurvy" – Military Medicine Dramatic Performance
1:00 PM - 5th New York "Life of a Soldier" Presentation
2:00 PM – "Brothers in Arms" Dramatic Performance
2:30 PM – "The Scourge of Scurvy" – Military Medicine Dramatic Performance
3:00 PM – 5th New York "Life of a Soldier" Presentation
3:30 – "Flags of the Revolution" (Presentation by Al Cavalari)
4:00 PM – Camps Close
Sat 08 Oct
Colonial Wool Spinning and Dyeing
Saturday, October 8, 2022 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.