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Sat 24 Apr
Colonial Cooking
Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Using authentic 18th century recipes, reenactor Jenn Heim will demonstrate various methods of cookery, ranging from common soldier's fare to more elaborate, fine dining of the period. 
Sat 15 May
Life Among the Lenape
Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Discover what life was like for local Native Americans. Witness hand-drill fire making, flintknapping and other skills. See authentic local artifacts.
Sat 22 May
Colonial Flax Processing
Saturday, May 22, 2021 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 29 May
Colonial Blacksmithing
Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
During the American Revolution blacksmiths played an important role supplying iron implements vital to the construction of military works like Fort Montgomery. Local, master blacksmiths Alan and Ralph will use 18th century tools and methods to fabricate items such as those used here in 1777!