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


Calendar of Events 2014

 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,19, 2014 The Colonial Feast

  • 5:30-6:30, doors open, set-up, prepare etc. Dinner: 6:30-8:00 pm
  • At the Capon Bridge (Ruritan) Community Center, US Rt. 50 at Cold Stream Rd. See map below.
  • Admission: Nominal $5 fee to cover costs of drinks/utensils/plates/cups plus bring a dish that might have been enjoyed by our Colonial-era (F&I War period, i.e., ~1750s) settlers. Bring one or more dishes of the following: meat (incl game, stews, fish, chowders, etc.), vegetables, desserts and/or breads. Coffee, cider and water provided. Bring enough of your dish(es) to serve four.
  • Norman Baker, author and historian of regional events, will give a presentation after dinner and sell/sign his books including the newest one on Braddock's Road. He might be speaking as early as 7:15 p.m.
  • A half-and-half drawing will be held; tickets $1.00 (no limit)
  • A Silent Auction will be in effect throughout; bids resolved evening's end (To donate suitable items for the auction if you cannot attend, please contact Julia or Bob Flanagan (304) 856-3866 to arrange to pass the items to Fort Edwards.)
  • The wearing of period clothing is a fun attribute of the feast and encouraged; not mandatory for attendance.

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Season opening on June 28th - Hampshire Family Frontier Day

  • Maryland Forces will display soldier's skills and customs
  • Blacksmith skills will be displayed
  • Reenactor Bill Hunt will protray period personality
  • Melanie Desmond, the 'linen lady,' will be on hand; several fabric creators will display goods.
  • Many other features of the day for your enjoyment
  • Opening Day for the Fort Edwards Visitor Center

Our 2014 Calendar is not yet finalized. Keep checking back for updates!


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.


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