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


Colonial Feast 2009

Commemorating the Battle of Great Cacapehon

Feast 2004

Saturday, April 18th is the date of the
Colonial Feast and the History Symposium.

3-7 p.m. at the Capon Bridge Fire Hall

     The History Symposium which preceeds the Feast will include:

  • 3-5 p.m. The Artisans for Fort Edwards will be displaying/demonstrating; they will have their creations for sale; a bagpiper will wander the hall playing
  • 5-6 p.m. Brian LaMaster, a nationally recognized gunmaker will give a slide-show and talk (w/question & answer period) on "18th Century Weaponry "


                The Artisans for Fort Edwards will be demonstrating children watching the lace makercolonial arts and crafts from 3-5 p.m. Some will be selling their work. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get information on the real work of colonial living.   

          History Symposium will begin at 2:30 p.m. This year we are priviledged to have Brian LaMaster, a nationally known gunmaker who lives in High View, speak on Eighteenth Century Weaponry. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. 

          The Colonial Feast will be served at 6 p.m. This year we have a very special dinner menu. Our own open hearth cook, Ginna LaMaster, will be in charge of the meal and will be aided by Chef Oates of Capon Bridge. The menu will include:

  • Smith's Apple Cider;  Cool, Fresh Spring Water breads from an earlier colonial feast
  • Hampshire Hog Roast (a full "hog" carcass, roasted in the kitchen ranges, in a primitive manner)
  • Chuck's Chikin (sic) - Chef Oates's popular chicken recipe
  • Mrs. Edwards's Haunch of Game in Stew (the game will likely be rabbit)
  • Boiled Cabbage and New Potatoes; Stewed Spinage (sic) and Greens; Cymlins (various squashes) and Roasted Root Vegetables (carrots, celeriac, parsnips, sun choke, and rutabaga)
  • Bread, Butter and Cheese Board (Sourdough, Sally Lund bread, and Corn Pone; fresh butter; white American cheddar cheese wheel)
  • Dessert (traditional Pear Cobbler; Caudy's Bread Pudding)
  • Hand-ground coffee. 

         Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 8th for the dinner. The cost of tickets is $18 for adults (13 and up); youth (6-12) are $13; under 12 are free.  The tickets will be available at the Bottling Works Visitor Center in Romney or by calling Bob Flanagan (304)856-3866 or Mark Jones (304)496-8845.

Join us for an afternoon and evening of history April 18th!
Don your colonial attire for the event if you wish.

Don't forget to get your tickets!
They are available at the Bottling Works in Romney
or by calling 304-856-3866 or 496-8845

Check back for more information as it is available.

Colonial Feast 1999

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