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Sat 06 Jun
Colonial Flax Processing
Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Using antique tools, discover how flax was processed into linen thread during the colonial era. See a flax break, scotching knife, heckles and spinning wheel in action.

Sat 27 Jun
Colonial Carpentry
Saturday, June 27, 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. Try your hand at the froe and mallet, wood auger, and more!

Sat 04 Jul
Independence Day Cannon Firing
Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Join us for a special Independence Day celebration! Witness the Roar and Thunder of the fort's 6 pounder cannon. Camp activities, musket firing demonstrations and military drills will take place throughout the day.

Sat 25 Jul
Colonial Wool Spinning and Dyeing
Saturday, July 25, 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.

Sat 01 Aug
1st Rhode Island Regiment Garrison Day
Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Discover the often-overlooked story of the contribution of African American soldiers to the American Revolutionary War effort. Known as "the Black Regiment", the 1st Rhode Island Regiment willbring to life this largely black unit through drill, musket-firings, camp life demonstrations and short presentations throughout the day.

Sat 26 Sep
In Their Own Words, The Battle for Fort Montgomery
Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Come for a unique, extended tour of one of the Hudson Valley's most dramatic battle sites! Drawing mainly on 1st hand accounts and archaeological data, this ramble will bring to life the Revolutionary War attack on Fort Montgomery using the words of the soldiers who were here and what they left behind. Program will last about 2 hours and include rarely visited spots of the battlefield and conclude with a musket firing demonstration.

Sat 03 Oct
Twin Forts Day
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Join us as we commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the battle for Forts Montgomery and Clinton! Reenactors representing units present on the day of the battle will bring to life the dramatic defense of the forts through cannon firings, military drill, camp life and children's activities.