The Fort Edwards Foundation
       The Fort Edwards Foundation of Capon Bridge, West Virginia


Calendar of Events 2017

 Please Note: To offer help please call Clyde DeWitt (304-874-4291) or email Mark Jones (see Contact page) if you can spare us your time and talents.
Without new help, all our events & programs will suffer.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 The Colonial Feast

  • Held at the Ruritan Community Center on Rt. 50 at Cold Stream Rd. in Capon Bridge (old church building across from current Methodist Church)
  • 5:30-6:30, doors open, set-up, prepare etc. Dinner: 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Silent Auction and 50-50 drawing during same period.
  • Colonial Clothing Fashion Show so come in colonial attire!
  • Foundation President will give a short presentation on "The State of the Foundation."
  • The wearing of period clothing is a fun attribute of the feast and encouraged; not mandatory for attendance.
  • Bring one or more dishes of the following: meat (incl: game, stews, fish, chowders, etc.), vegetables, desserts and/or breads. Please check back for more details as they become available.

Stitching Craft Party, Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:00-4:30pm

    Light refreshments and materials provided. Free event. We'll have you in stitches as we explore a colonial era fiber craft. Register at All are welcome, especially Moms and Children. At the Fort Edwards Visitor Center.

Season opening on June 17, 2017 - Hampshire Family Frontier Day

Note: Opening event has been moved up a week; it is no longer the last Saturday in June.

Wine and Cheese Party, September 9, 2-6 pm

   Note: this event is by invitation only and requires a fee. Please contact the President
    if you would like an invitation; see contact page.

Note: Capon Bridge Founders Day is Sept. 22-24

Tea with Mrs. Edwards, October 1st, Time: 2-4 p.m.

Young people of Hampshire County and old folks too! Come have tea with Mrs. Joseph Edwards at the Visitor Center. To celebrate another successful season of historical interpretation and discovery at the site of Edwards's Fort in Capon Bridge WV, the Fort Edwards Foundation invites all our neighbors and friends to this free afternoon event as our regular season closing event. Please R.S.V.P.:

Regular season closes Oct. 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Mercer's Company Encampment & Lecture on Mercer's Massacre, October 28, Time: midday-afternoon.

Encampment with several soldiers of Capt. Mercer's Company of the Virginia Regiment and talk by noted historian, Norman Baker, on the Battle of Great Cacapehon, April 18, 1856. Scheduled for midday-afternoon. Check back for more details as they become available.
Tentative Schedule includes:
  * Camp at Visitors Center Saturday 28th and possibly overnight.
  * Presentation at the American Legion. 1 - 2:30pm.
  * Battle area tour to follow immediately after presentation.

School Programs

Note: The Visitor Center may be open for the School Tour Program in Sept., Oct., April and May, but this is by pre-registration only. Call Robert Flanagan for information on the program (304)856-3866. School tours may be scheduled in the winter months, but those tours are limited to a mazimum of 30 students.


Driving Directions

For directions to our site see our roadmap page. Your GPS may not have our new road name and number!

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