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  NEWS ON DOCUMENTARY!

Last night we finished cutting the feature documentary, George Washington's First War, which as you know premieres at Soldiers & Sailors on May 21.  This film is the sequel to 2001's When the Forest Ran Red, covering the opening of the French and Indian War and culminating in Braddock's Defeat.  Forest earned five national awards and was seen on PBS affiliates all over the country.
The new documentary picks up with the dead on Braddock's Field, chronicles George Washington's adventures as the defender of the Virginia frontier, and then brings viewers up close with the campaign of Gen. John Forbes to capture Fort Duquesne. 
 
It's vital that we get the word out about the premiere.  It will be a big evening--Hollywood coming to Pittsburgh,  with proceeds benefiting Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall.  The evening will feature:
  • Scores of French & Indian War reenactors representing the British, French, and Native American empires
  • Historical fiddler Chuck Krepley (musical director of the film)
  • Bagpiper Jon Love (who helped score the film)
  • �Artists row� featuring Robert Griffing, John Buxton, Andrew Knez, Jr., Robert Adamovich, Fred Threlfall, and hopefully Nat Youngblood all in person
  • Three art dealers representing the above artists
  • A celebrity emcee and many VIPs, including Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Executive Director Charlie Humphrey, and State Rep. John A. Maher
  • Displays by historical organizations
  • National Park Service bookstore
  • The 12-minute featurette Making 'George Washington's First War'
  • A rare Pittsburgh history film surprise
  • The 85-minute epic feature documentary George Washington's First War, filmed in 5 states over 10 months and featuring some of the world's leading Colonial-era scholars as well as more than 600 reenactors
  • Access to the entire Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum & Memorial
We encourage everyone to come celebrate our region's incredible heritage on Wednesday, May 21.  Doors open at 5:30; the program begins at 7:00.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  You can find more information at www.paladincom.com, or call us toll-free at 1-866-831-4840 (although we may need to return your call due to short-staffing and running around getting ready for the premiere).  There are about 1,500 good seats in the auditorium--let's fill the place up!  We are determined to have the first, biggest, and best Colonial party ever in Pittsburgh.
 
Please, anyone who receives this notice--pass it on.  This is our labor of love and an evening and film that will serve not only Southwestern Pennsylvania but the entire Nation, given that we have also produced an educational kit to accompany the film that meets state and national secondary school standards for social studies.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Thanks very much,
Robert & Mary Matzen
Co-Producers
When the Forest Ran Red and George Washington's First War

BURIAL MOUND DISCOVERED AT LOTM LOCATION - THE BILTMORE ESTATE!

French & Indian War Flick?

  Rumor has it! A full-scale epic - Hollywood-style - is reportedly in the works. Details as we hear of them, but it appears that at least Braddock's Defeat & the Fall of Quebec will be documented in this film.
STAY TUNED! FOLLOW ITS PROGRESS AT: SAYLES' F&I WAR FLICK

Latest Dupont Forest "Crisis"

Agfa Corporation, which borders on the Dupont State Forest, and, as the Dupont Corporation, used to own much of the land, has closed a short portion of Conservation Road to the general public. This action has the effect of dividing the Forest in two, and denying access to the bank of the Little River used as film location for a portion of The Last of the Mohicans at Bridel Veil Falls. For more information on this, and on what you can do to help, please see: Dupont State Forest Unofficial Home Site

Russell Means For Governor?

RUSSELL AT THE 2004 GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING!


This, by no means, [no pun intended] is to be construed as support for the candidate. It's placement here, on the Mohican Press Web Site, is purely informational!

'Tis true! Russell is [was] running for Governor of the state of New Mexico on the Libertarian Party ticket ... Click on the banner for more from Russell's site.

Recent Issues ...

NEW BOOK ... Due out April 3, 2003

 

Death of Lord Howe Re-Enactment!

See: DEATH OF LORD HOWE

It Ain't Over Till It's Over ... But, It's Over Now!

Former DuPont property owner, Jim Anthony, has filed a legal suit disputing the State's takeover of the River Walk property. Stay tuned, and look for opportunities to be heard!

  From Friends of the Falls:

Superior Court Judge Carl Tilghman of Carteret County signed an order August 16 that says North Carolina acted properly when it used $12.5 million from a state trust fund to force a developer to sell the waterfall tract inside the DuPont State Forest.

"The court finds that there is proper statutory authority for the condemnation, that the proper statutory condemnation procedures were followed and that the funds used for the condemnation action were properly authorized by the (N.C.) Clean Water Management Trust Fund Trustees in the lawful exercise of their duties," the judge wrote.

Read the entire story at: The Hendersonville News Dupont Story

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Fort William Henry ... From The Ramparts

Periodic reports from the Fort itself ... at the center of the story of The Last of the Mohicans!

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A plan endorsed by the State Office of Historic Preservation would
reopen Cooper's Cave.

Historic preservation office backs Cooper's Cave plan

Pedestrian bridge concept gets approval

GLENS FALLS -- Plans to reopen Cooper's Cave as a tourist attraction received a major boost this week from state historic preservation officials. The state Office of Historic Preservation has endorsed a proposal to build a pedestrian bridge from the South Glens Falls side of the Hudson River to the island overlooking the historic cave, Glens Falls 5th Ward Councilman J. Scott Pauquette said Wednesday. With Gov. George Pataki's recent commitment to funding a statewide historical Heritage Trail tourism initiative, Pauquette was beaming at the good news.

"I'm excited and really happy it's moving forward," said Pauquette, who has spearheaded the effort to reopen the cave that local residents and tourists enjoyed until 1961. "Hopefully, Glens Falls and South Glens Falls can get a little of the heritage tourism pie."

The project is expected to cost about $182,000, but the state Department of Transportation has pledged to pay $300,000 for access to the cave as part of a $30 million project to replace the Hudson River bridge. The replacement project is scheduled to begin in the spring.

The next step, according to Pauquette, is to develop plans detailing every aspect of the Cooper's Cave project, from viewing platforms to railings. Although Pauquette is hopeful that visitors will occasionally be allowed to venture into the cave, access will generally be limited to viewing the cave from the island above.

Edward LaFave, a South Glens Falls trustee, said he, too, is elated at the news. The Village Board is busy preparing to connect the site with its park just upriver.

"We're already talking about upgrading that area and connecting it with the Betar Walkway so visitors can walk to the park and have a picnic," he said.

Glens Falls Mayor Robert Regan credited Pauquette for his efforts in getting the Cooper's Cave project approved, and he praised the Glens Falls Industrial Development Agency for funding the $5,000 feasibility study.

"It'll be great to once again be able to access Cooper's Cave like they did years ago," he said.

The cave gained fame as the setting of a scene in James Fenimore Cooper's novel, "Last of the Mohicans." Until 1961, residents and tourists could walk down to the cave using a spiral staircase from the bridge above.

Robert Joy, chairman of the Glens Falls IDA who suggested funding the feasibility study, said the fact that the $5,000 leveraged $300,000 from the state and will lead to a tourist attraction seems like money well spent.

"The level of interest generated when it was first discussed demonstrated the significance of this historic asset and its potential to be one of the major building blocks of our tourism industry," Joy said.

Fire On The Mountain

Almost miraculously, a fire that burned for a week, over an expanse of 10,000 plus acres, left the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area in remarkably good condition, largely burning off brush & dead trees. Click on photo, below, for photos & description ... 11/12/00

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Fires, believed to have been caused by careless campers the weekend of October 28, are raging in Linville Gorge, home of several endangered species, and scene of much of the action in The Last of the Mohicans. One of the fires is burning very close to The Chimneys, where the final scene was shot. A total of 25% of the Wilderness Area has thus far burned ... 11/4/00

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA INVOKES EMINENT DOMAIN! RIVER WALK PROPERTY NOW PUBLIC LAND! 10/24/00


Use This Link To Contact Friends Of The Falls ... Guardians of The River Walk!

Decision On The River Walk Expected Soon!

The State of North Carolina is expected to exercise their power of Eminent Domain in acquiring the large tract of forest, including three waterfalls, that were used as film locations in The Last of the Mohicans. It would appear that talks have broken down between the State and owner/developer Jim Anthony after Anthony declined renewal of the building moratorium on the property. Action could come as early as Tuesday, October 24. Use the Friends of the Falls link below for more information.

LOTM To Be Re-Released On DVD! RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 23, 2001

According to DigitalBits, on September 28, 2000 ... "Now then... how about some Fox news that IS true? We've confirmed the 6 DTS DVD titles that the studio has on the way for December and January respectively (three each month). Look for Predator, The Siege, Courage Under Fire, The Thin Red Line, The X-Files: Fight the Future and The Last of the Mohicans, all in anamorphic widescreen and all with dual Dolby Digital and DTS sound. Cool no?"  Cool, YES!

Details:
...features a new anamorphic widescreen transfer
...will contain both DD5.1 and DTS soundtracks
...contains the same extended cut that was previously released on DVD

Funding Granted For NY's Cooper's Falls!

The May 4, 2000 Glens Falls newspaper has published a notice from the New York State Legislature stating that it has budgeted $300,000 for restoration and access to Cooper's Cave in conjunction with the multi- million dollar rehabilitation of the Fenimore (Glens Falls-South Glens Falls) bridge.
This project is scheduled to begin in 2001

URGENT! The River Walk CAN Be Saved!

Featured prominently in The Last of the Mohicans are waterfalls. Three of them, Bridal Veil, Triple, & Hooker, are along the path of the Little River, straddling the border of Transylvania & Henderson Counties. All three, plus a fourth, High Falls (not actually seen in the film, though filming was done immediately adjacent to it), were once the property of the DuPont Corporation, who thankfully realized their scenic importance and maintained them with integrity.

Eventually, the State of North Carolina bought one of the falls, Hooker [Mills] Falls. As DuPont changed hands, the other three were sold to a private developer. Though the State attempted a purchase, they could not match the price, and now this scenic stretch of river is in serious danger of being lined with expensive homes ... gone forever as a natural, and open, wonderland.

We were fortunate to be able to arrange trips to this area (see: WALKING THE (RIVER) WALK), including a special treat at the 1999 Great Mohican Gathering. Now, the State of North Carolina is once again making a serious attempt at ownership, and thus preservation, of this tract of gorgeous river land ... adjacent to the DuPont State Forest.

Cooper's Cave Revisited

Because of the danger involved in cave access, planners are now thinking about a special bridge to get people down to the cave site. In addition, a visitors' center is planned on the top level which will have The Last of the Mohicans, as well as other, historic information.
The proposal is within the N.Y. State funding pledge.

More On Cooper's Cave!

According to Glens Falls' The Post Star, Cooper's Cave WILL reopen once again! Funding has been approved by the City Industrial Development Agency and plans are currently being drawn up for design and logistics. Access, likely by a walkway and elevator, should be achieved sometime during the year 2001, scheduled to coincide with the completed construction of a new bridge. Plans will need to be approved by several agencies, including New York's Office of Parks & Historic Preservation. The cave, immortalized by James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of The Mohicans, the story of which was actually inspired by Cooper's visit to this cave, has been closed to the public since 1961!

The Passing On Of A Mohicans Friend

Mike Phillips, the Huron Sachem in The Last of the Mohicans, died on September 15, 1999 at the age of 69. He left four children, seven grandchildren, and many friends. See: MIKE PHILLIPS: THE SACHEM SPEAKS

Cooper's Cave to Reopen?

Cooper's Cave used to be accessible by a spiral staircase that was attached to the bridge over the Hudson between Glens Falls and So. Glens Falls. The staircase was removed many years ago and the cave was very hard to get down to see. In fact, it was considered sort of illegal to go down to see it.
Now the civic leaders want it opened up for the tourists. The bridge over the cave/river is due to be restored or replaced soon by New York State. Meanwhile, Glens Falls and as recently as yesterday, South Glens Falls have been wrangling with the State for permission to have Cave access after the bridge upgrade. The State has been sort of for it but now we have the issues of safety and LIABILITY. I have been down there and it is very close to the river. About 10 years ago I designed a special calendar scene with the cave and Hawkeye, et. al. in front of it. At that time I wanted to get a first hand look at the cave and went down there to sketch. It's interesting that I felt that I wanted an authentic depiction of a make believe incident!
... I am involved with the local archaeology scene here in the area and especially at Ft. Wm. Henry. I also have been illustrating the F & I period for a number of years. Because of these activities, I have had to be as precise as possible in my research for stories and illustrations. I am rattling on!! But, I wanted to tell you that last Sunday in the Post Star newspaper one of the editors took on the Last of the Mohicans novel. He was really giving it to Cooper as far as the readability on the book. I mention this to give you an idea of how the renewed interest in the CAVE has spawned all kinds of Last of the Mohicans awareness and controversy.

Courtesy of Tim Cordell

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... Happenings

Official home of the 2004 Great Mohican Gathering ... A Grand idea! Join us ...

2002 Great Mohican Gathering ... we try it again, for the 5th time! June 20 - 23, 2002. Period dress & long hunters most welcomed! See: 2002 GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING

2001 Great Mohican Gathering ... the 4th Annual! June 14 - 17, 2001 ... See: 2001 GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING

Re-Release Of The Last of the Mohicans On DVD ... Scheduled for a January 23, 2001 release!

Save The Heart Of The Forest: The River Walk! ... September 1 & 2, 2000 at Deerfield's in Mills River, North Carolina. $15 for the weekend. $10 for a single day pass. Live music galore & special speaker, as well. A WORTHY cause!

2000 Great Mohican Gathering ... the 3rd Annual! June 23 - 25, 2000 ... See: THE GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING OF 2000

The Last of the Mohicans Director's Cut ... Scheduled release: November 23, 1999 ... See: DIRECTOR'S EXPANDED EDITION OF THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Sign the log!

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... Television & Movies

HISTORY CHANNEL TV LISTINGS!

 

  •  On PBS - Skinwalkers ... starring Wes Studi as a Navajo police officer trying to balance urban and Indian lifestyles. Airs: November 24, 2002 - check your local listings!

  •  Eric Schweig's SKINS! New movie, directed by Chris Eyre and starring Graham Greene. Could this be the next big chance for Uncas? Time will tell! Still on schedule for a September 27, 2002 release!

  • Check  PALADIN PRODUCTIONS efforts to re-create much of the French & Indian War!

  •   FOR MORE INFO & UPCOMING AIRINGS, SEE: AMBERSONS ON A&E Madeleine Stowe in a remake of Orson Welles' (1942) The Magnificent Ambersons on the A&E Channel. The Making of ... first airs at 11:30PM on January 6, 2002. The original feature debuts on Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 8PM. A & E's promo blurb:

    New adaptation of Booth Tarkington's great novel about the rise and fall of a Midwestern dynasty. The story follows three generations of Ambersons who arrogantly believe their prominence will survive despite immense social change. Stars Madeleine Stowe as Isabel, torn between her son and the man she's always loved, and Bruce Greenwood as the poor boy she chose not to marry. With Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Gretchen Mol, Jennifer Tilly, Dina Merrill, and James Cromwell. Directed by Alfonso Arau. (2000) CC [TV PG]

  • Based on the book of the same name, Gangs of New York is " ... an epic story of the violence, brutality and inner workings of two rival gangs in old New York City is now set for a December 2002 release, filmed in Italy, the movie will star Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, Leonardo DiCaprio, & Cameron Diaz. Daniel ends his "retirement"!

  • Madeleine Stowe & Mel Gibson combine in a Vietnam War story ... We Were Soldiers ... written & produced by Randall Wallace (Braveheart). NOW ON VIDEO!

  • Hawkeye's Muzzleloading Mentor, Mark A. Baker, will be appearing in the History Channel's Boone and Crockett - Hunter/Heroes special that Gary Foreman is producing. Slated for airing in 2001. Mark plays David Crockett in the film. FIRST AIRS JULY 7, 2001 - 8PM EDT!!!

  • Ice Planet, starring Wes Studi. Leaving for Germany, the week of September 11, 2000, Wes will be filming a television pilot along with six episodes of this project to be available for International release. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Wes as captain of a star ship that enters a time warp, never to return. The crew engages in quite a bit of fighting with their "enemies" but then realizes that they must adapt or die.
                                             ... Thanks to the StudiGroup for the info!

  • The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson ... filmed in South Carolina - based loosely on the story of Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox ... Scheduled for July 4, 2000 release.

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      ... Living History & Re-Enactments

      Another year pass ... Anyone interested in posting events for the year 2004, please E-mail us with particulars! [see link below!]

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      FROM THE FORT AT NO. 4 - NEW HAMPSHIRE
      2003 EVENTS CALENDAR

      MAY

      2-3 CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY DAYS
      Everyone in the Connecticut River Valley is welcome free of charge for our opening weekend.

      10-11 DEFENDERS OF HEARTH AND HOME, The Distaff Side of 18th Century Life
      NEW! The first of three learning weekends examining the lives of families in wilderness New England. This program explores the importance of women in the wilderness, especially at Fort No. 4.

      31- June 1 NEW ENGLAND FOR INDEPENDENCE! A Revolutionary War Garrison Weekend
      Hundreds of Colonial and British Regulars and their families encamp in and surrounding the Fort while they present military drills, musket and cannon firing demonstrations, a �sutlers� row,� and tactical battle reenactments.

      JUNE

      14-15 BEYOND THE ORDINARY Men in an 18th Century Community
      NEW! This program examines the many facets of social and recreational life for men on the frontier.

      28-29 A FORT AT NO. 4 FABRICGANZA! �Twill be a Great Weekend! It Madders To Us!
      The whir of flax wheels, clicking of knitting needles, and rhythm of great looms will replace the din of musket firing when the Fort�s staff and friends host its second annual festival.

      JULY

      4-6 SPREAD THE ALARM! Whiting�s Connecticut Men Protect the Fort
      NEW! This program features provincial and militia troops preparing the Fort for possible siege. A dramatization portraying townsfolk petitioning the General Assembly for continued protection will be offered. There will also be demonstrations of fortification construction, drill, musket, and cannon firing.

      8-25 JUNIOR INTERPRETERS PROGRAM
      An interdisciplinary program to provide 20 high school students opportunities for advanced learning. This graduated course of study will involve students during the school year and provide scholarships to continue the experience as part of the Fort internship program during its summer season.

      19-20 A BOATMAN�S HOLIDAY Plus, Artisans and Sutler Trade Fair
      NEW! Reconstructed bateaux, birch bark and dugout canoes, and small sailing craft will set out on the Connecticut River for a weekend of demonstrations focusing on the �Great River� and other inland waterways that played important roles in the settlement of New England. Various historical and Gaelic musical groups will provide entertainment and a �River Dance� (contra-dance) will be held in the Great Chamber Saturday evening. As a compliment, the Fort has invited the participation of 18th Century artisans including coopers, blacksmiths, harness and broom makers, basket weavers, and tinsmiths.

      27 YESTERYEAR�S CAR SHOW
      Yesteryear�s Car Club again hosts the popular Car Show outside the Fort�s stockade.

      28-30 NATIVE AMERICAN APPRENTICE CAMP
      First of three �experience� camps titled �Junior Apprentice Series,� each lasting four days, aimed at youngsters 8 through 12. Architecture, subsistence economies, the roles of men, women, and children in 18th Century Native villages are coupled with participatory activities including the sewing of moccasins, fishing, Indian songs, stories and dancing, building a lodge, setting traps, and cooking.

      AUGUST

      2-3 SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR
      Nearly 250 reenactors including British and French troops, rangers, militia, campfollowers, and sutlers, gather to recreate events surrounding New England�s involvement in the War. A special feature is the Native American encampment highlighting 18th Century Eastern Woodland cultures.

      4-7 COLONIAL APPRENTICE CAMP
      Starting a fire with flint and steel, cooking a meal over an open hearth, sewing Colonial clothing, militia drill, daily chores, spinning and weaving, and participating in 18th Century games are all part of this program.

      11-15 FRENCH APPRENTICE CAMP
      Daily living of French in the Valley is focus for this camp. French language, cooking, clothing, songs, and stories, and a boat trip with a �voyageur� on the Connecticut River punctuate camp activities.

      16-17 CRAFTS SHOW AND BALLOON FEST
      NEW! The Fort�s grounds are transformed into a giant, contemporary crafts show featuring the works of New England artists and craftspeople. Several hot air balloons will be on hand for illuminations and ascensions, weather permitting.

      18 EDUCATORS� COLONIAL SEMINAR
      An all-day workshop designed to give teachers a thorough background in New England 18th Century life from the perspectives of Colonials, Native Americans, and French. This program is designed to meet mandatory proficiency standards focusing on practical use of information in the classroom. Teaching units covering traditional foodways, medicine, speech and manners, archaeology, children�s toys and games, and pioneer skills are all part of this popular activity.

      30-31 FANFARE AT THE FORT! A Military & Musical Salute
      NEW! The pomp and pageantry of a military tattoo will unfold along the Connecticut River for two evenings with sounds of bagpipes, fife and drum corps, military bands, and the crash of cannon and fireworks. This stirring, two-hour, narrated production with the Fort lit as backdrop, will feature reenactors, military vehicles, horsemen, and marching units performing a special salute to New England veterans of all wars.

      SEPTEMBER

      13-14 ALLI-IN-FREE Colonial Children and Their Community
      NEW! Children (and adults) will discover the fun, hardships, and language of Colonial youngsters. Sessions include exploration of chores, education, clothing, and stories about children of the era. They will participate in �play-party� games, and be able to �trip the maize.�

      20-21 FORT AT NO. 4 MILITIA MUSTER
      The Fort�s own militia joins volunteers and staff to interpret a typical militia muster with drills, speeches, games of skill, and participating in the customary �joys� of artillery punch.

      27-28 SNOWSHOES AT THE FORT
      Harmon�s Snowshoe Company garrisons the Fort as it prepares for a winter raid.

      27-28 HARVEST HOME Dinner & Lantern Tours
      NEW! The jubilance experienced by pioneers once they had completed harvesting the crops and �laying them in� for the winter is focus for this series of four special programs offered over two Fall weekends. A traditional harvest supper will be followed by a lantern tour of the Fort and visit to each of the families as they celebrate and prepare their homes for the long winter ahead.

      OCTOBER

      4-5 HARVEST HOME Dinner & Lantern Tours

      11-12 TO ARMS, YE MEN OF NEW HAMPSHIRE! Stark�s Muster and Garrison
      During the American Revolution, Charlestown was an assembly point for 1,500 Colonial troops under General John Stark. The New Hampshire militia left the town and marched to engage �Gentleman� John Burgoyne in the 1777, Battle of Bennington. The New Hampshire Sons of the American Revolution Color guard is joined by volunteers and staff for encampments, military drills, inspections, supply, and preparations to begin the march.

      19-22 DIRECTOR�S TOUR OF QUEBEC CITY
      This tour will include visits to historic places in the Old City, gourmet meals, and top-notch lodging, luxury coach transportation, a tour guide, and �behind the visits to many of the city�s museums.

      24-25 PICKPOCKETS, ROGUES & HIGHWAYMEN!
      NEW! Some unseemly characters will give you a scare, make you laugh and learn each evening when the Fort and grounds will be transformed into hideouts, jails, a seedy tavern, and cemeteries. Children and adults can hunt for buried treasure or sing rowdy songs as they hoist a mug of cider at the Black Skull Tavern.

      25-26 ROGERS RETURN!
      This program recreates Robert Rogers� return and subsequent supply of the remainder of his force following a harrowing raid on the Abenaki Indian village of St. Francis. Various recreated �ranger� companies assist in bringing this program alive.

      F&I War Events Calendar 2003 ... list courtesy of Lane Savage

      RESERVED!

      Additions to this list most welcomed!

      ENJOY!

      -------> Fort William Henry, Lake George, New York ... Beginning in late June, and continuing throughout the summer months, French & Indian War storytelling each & every evening inside the Fort. Archaeological digs will be on-going during the months of July & August and these evening chats will discuss the current events, as well. Day time visitors to the Fort are welcomed back for these fireside talks. READ: ON THE SCENE AT FORT WILLIAM HENRY

      Looking for the
      3rd Battalion Pennsylvania Provincial Regiment, The Augusta Regiment?
      Here's Where You'll Find Them In 2005
      CREATORS OF THE Mac WILLIAM CHRONICLES PHOTO GALLERY

      Premier events are bold and large.

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      3rd Battalion Pennsylvania Provincial Regiment

      The Augusta Regiment

      Burd�s Coy

       

      2005 Event Schedule

      Boldface type denotes Sanctioned events. We need maximum participation on these.

      LARGE BOLDFACE TYPE DENOTES "PUSH" EVENTS. VERY IMPORTANT!!

      Regular type denotes Optional events, or are listed for informational purposes

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      February

                  20 Sunday      Regimental Birthday Party  at the Captain�s Home  2 PM

                 

      March

                  13 Sunday      Charter Day   Weiser Homestead 

       

      April

                  21-24 Th-Sun  Market Fairs at Ft. Frederick           

       

      May

                  14 Saturday    History Day at Northumberland

                 

      June

                  10-12 Fri-Sun  Johnson Hall Market Fair **Rev War**        

                  17-19 Sat-Sun            Cook Forest

               24-26 Fri-Sun          Ticonderoga  Wedding of Barry Miller and Becky Speir

       

      July

                  1-3 Fri-Sun      Old Fort Niagara

                  22-24 Fri-Sun Braddock's Defeat--Old Bedford Village 

                 

      August

                  12-14 Fri-Sun Old Mill Village

                      18-20 Th-Sat           River Festival at Sunbury  

                     

      September

                  Possibly a Field Day at the Captain's cabin will be scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 17

                 

      October

                  9/30-10/2 Fri-Sun       Heritage Days at Warrior Run  **Rev War**

                      14-16 Fri-Sun     Ft. Ligonier   

                      22 Saturday                Conrad Weiser Homestead

       

      November

                  13 Sunday      Provincial Road

       

      December

                  9 Friday          Regimental Holiday Dinner at the Captain�s Home

                  10 Saturday    Candlelight Service at Warrior Run Church           


      FOR THEIR LATEST STORYTELLING, SEE: THE TALES MacWILLIAM

      FOR MORE ON THIS OUTFIT, SEE: THE AUGUSTA REGIMENT

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