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Colonial Re-Enactment

Colonial Re-enactment


Re-enacting at the Museum!

The year is 1773 or 1774. Settlers are living and working in this lumbering and farming town. Highlanders and other British troops are here as a guard for the King’s Foresters who are working to open this area up for the mast trade. And/or as part of the survey crews sent by the British Navy to map coastlines and navigable rivers. The settlers like and help them, or not.

The Colonial Maine Living History Association will be re-enacting this scenario at the Museum! Tentative schedule includes: drill and soldier training, hiking/scouting, boating, measuring trees, surveying demo, soldiers challenge, tavern and gaming.

Demonstrations by Maine Forest Service about measuring trees and assessing if they are sound.


Join us Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, June 23 from 10am to 2pm.

Admission is $5 adults, children under 12 free!

Schedule


Saturday June 22, 2019
10 All Vehicles out of Camp. Event opens to public
10-4 Surveying Demo, staff compass and Gunter’s chain, near Blackman Stream. By Prof. Carlton Brown of University of Maine Survey Engineering Technology Program
10-4 Buildings open to visitors. Some have docents
10-dusk Batteau available for boat rides. You must wear a PFD
10:30 Soldier’s Challenge. Meet at Boat Shed
? Drill and Soldier Training
? Scout trails
4 Event closes to public.

Sunday June 23, 2019
10 All Vehicles out of Camp. Event opens to public
10-4 Buildings open to visitors. Some have docents
10-2 Batteau available for boat rides. You must wear a PFD
10 Forest Measurements Demo. Meet at Bean Shed. By Maine Forest Service District Forester Terri Coolong.
11 Forest Measurements Demo. Meet at Bean Shed.
11:30-1:30 Display of 18th century Surveying and Drafting equipment. At CMLHA fly.
12 Forest Measurements Demo. Meet at Bean Shed.
1 Forest Measurements Demo. Meet at Bean Shed.
? Drill and Soldier Training
? Scout trails
2 Event closes to public.

The Colonial Maine Living History Association (CMLHA pronounced “Camila”) is dedicated to reenacting in the period from European contact to the end of the 1812 war in the context of greater Maine. Interpretations and standards are event based.