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Sat 02 Oct
Twin Forts Day
Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
On October 6, 1777 an invading British Army assaulted Fort Montgomery and nearby Fort Clinton. Outnumbered 3 to 1, the defending Continental soldiers and militia held out as long as they could until at last the forts were overrun. Over half of the garrison was captured or killed. 

Join us at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on Saturday, October 2nd as we commemorate the 244th anniversary of this bloody battle. Reenactors from the 5th New York and 6 th Connecticut Regiments and Mott's Artillery will be here! There will be cannon firings, military drill, dramatic performances, children's games and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Please note there will be NO BATTLE REENACTMENT. 

Sat 09 Oct
Colonial Wool Spinning and Dyeing
Saturday, October 9, 2021 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.