“1760: Cherokee Victory” will take place with live demonstrations beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 10-11 at Fort Loudoun State Historic Park. The event is free and open to the public.
A “roll call” summoning re-enactment soldiers to their posts, just as it would have been done 250 years ago, will signal the beginning of the living history weekend. Musket and artillery firing demonstrations will take place several times throughout the two-day event.
Park visitors will have the opportunity to view an 18th century infirmary, as well as soldiers’ barracks, the commander’s quarters and a Cherokee encampment. Demonstrations will include a variety of tasks and skills common to a frontier fortification, including cooking, laundering and blacksmithing. Costumed living history re-enactors will go about their garrison duties throughout the weekend, taking time to interact with visitors.
The visitor center and museum will be open both days. Visitors can view the new interpretive film, “Fort Loudoun: Forsaken by God and Man,” that gives a short history of Fort Loudoun, along with some of the artifacts recovered from the historic site. The Fort’s gift shop and bookstore will also be open for visitors to find that unique souvenir.
For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fortloudoun.com.
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