Colonial Day Set For June 23 At Fort Loudon
The second annual Colonial Day will be held Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the State Historic Site of Fort Loudoun. Food historian and instructor Linda Zeigler will return with her popular hearth cooking program. She will be preparing “Puddings, Sweet and Savory,” in the summer kitchen. She plans to make a boiled carrot pudding, common bread pudding, a German cased pudding and maybe a chocolate pudding to sample, time permitting. All are 18th-century receipts.
The living history event will include Shelby’s Volunteers, a re-enactment group portraying Evan Shelby’s followers during the French and Indian War and Isaac Shelby’s during the Revolutionary War. They will present the skills and lifestyles of the 18th century.
Jack Boggs will be bringing his 300-pound anvil and demonstrate the art of blacksmithing throughout the day. Bev Sanders will be spinning wool with a drop spindle and carding wool in the Patton House. She will also have homemade soaps available for purchase.
Calvin Bricker will discuss “The Conflict with the Provincial Government over Ben Chamber’s Cannons during the French and Indian War” at 10:30 a.m. Mattea Hartlove will talk about Native American history and teach a craft to visitors beginning at 11:30 a.m. Anna Rotz will speak on home remedies in colonial times at 12:30.
A new exhibit of Native American artifacts will be on display in the Patton House Museum. Donated by John Gracen Brown, of Martinsburg, W. Va., the items were found in the Conococheague Creek and in the bed of the Potomac River near the West Virginia side during periods of drought.
Food and drinks will be sold in the Patton House. The site is located on N. Brooklyn Road, Fort Loudon, off Route 30. Admission is free. Parking is free. For more information, call 369-3743 or e-mail; email@example.com