August 14, 2007
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Heritage Days 2007 in Romney
This year our Heritage Days celebration will be very special! We have decided to accept an invitation to appear at the Bottling Works in Romney so that we can have access to a much larger crowd of visitors. Although the Visitor Center in Capon Bridge will be open that weekend, all of our efforts will be directed at the location in Romney across from the Deaf and Blind School.
The Events we are scheduling include:
Our project to build a partial reproduction of the stockade at Joseph Edwards's home during the French and Indian War has been slow and plagued by many problems. We would like to report that progress is being made. However, it is rather hard to find people who are stockade builders. If you would like to volunteer for this exciting, worthwhile, outdoor activity, please call Charles Hall at (304)496-7218 or contact Mark Jones by email.
The Colonial Feast and History Symposium
April 14 Event in Capon Bridge a Great Success
1757 was a time of Indian attacks on the colonial frontier. After Braddock's disastrous defeat in July, 1755, the French and their Indian allies attacked the settlers almost without opposition. In Virginia Col. Washington was struggling to build the Virginia Regiment to a respectable and effective fighting force, but the frontier was long and his force small. This year's Colonial Feast featured a History Symposium with three presentations on Native American subjects. We were very pleased to have Brian Reedy of Fort Necessity, Steve Robertson of Fort Frederick and Roger and "Turtle" Swartz speak on various aspects of native American involvement in the war. It was the first time we have been able to dedicate a major presentation to the third party of this three-way war for North America.
Please contact Julie Flanagan (856-3866) to volunteer for the Kitchen Garden. We need help with spring planting, summer maintenance and fall harvesting. We also would like to prepare some school programs on the garden and colonial life. However, without more volunteers that will not happen. We need your help. Thanks.
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