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.

Season opening on June 28, 2014 - 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

For more info Click Here


July 19, 2014, Workshop: Kentucky Rifle Design and Decoration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kentucky Rifle Design and Decoration, will be presented by Brian LaMaster, a nationally recognized designer and maker of Kentucky Long Rifles. Brian's fulltime work is rifles and at many conferences, symposia and gun shows, he expounds on the critical frontier skills in making and decorating these works of art. LaMaster made the long rifles used in the 1992 film, The Last of the Mohicans, and has since produced hundreds more for sale or trade, for museums and collectors. Elements of the workshop will concentrate on wood carving, silver wire inlay and engraving, with some hands-on experiences. A fee of $50.00 is required; sign up early as group size is limited.


August 2, 2014, Workshop: Introduction to Calligraphy: Writing Like Geo. Washington 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

August 2, 2014, Abby Chapple will reprise her earlier Introduction to Calligraphy: Writing Like Geo. Washington but will take students to a new levels with attention to arches, loops, slants and dots. Discourses on style and technique; hands-on practice of this beautiful cursive artwork. A fee of $50.00; materials furnished. Please sign up by July 20.


August 23, 10-3, Workshop: Colonial Common Games and Entertainment

Mary Ann Lister and Girl Scout Zoe Pownell of Troop Nr. 40281, Hampshire Co., pursuing her Silver Award project, will explore common games and entertainment for Colonial and frontier children. Participation by children only, ages 6-15. No fee; free will donations urged.



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

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.


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