The Fort Edwards Foundation's 10th Anniversary
On September 10, 2005 The Fort Edwards Foundation celebrated not only its annual French and Indian War Heritage Day in conjunction with Hampshire County Heritage Days, but we also celebrated our Tenth Anniversary. We began in 1995, so we took the time to celebrate all that has been accomplished in those ten years. We thank all our members and supporters who made all this possible, and we give thanks to the God who blessed our work and continues to watch over America.
We had two cakes to cut to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary and plenty of friends to share with.
Jed and Jason Arnold from Augusta came to support Heritage Day with this wonderful farm market. Unfortunately, they got away beforeour webmaster got his mellon and before we were able to buy some corn and gourds for display.
Our Artisans turned out to support us with genuine colonial crafts such as basket making and weaving, spinning and hooking.
There is always the time for crafters to share some pointers between their demonstrations. It is a good time for everyone to learn something. After all, education is part of our mission.
Some articles for sale by our crafters.
In colonial times many men were employed in the clothmaking business. Women
did the sewing at home, but men were prominent in the weaving industry.
The loyal Maryland Forces were with us again to interpret military life on the colonial frontier. Someday our webmaster may get a camera quick enough to catch the smoke and fire of the musket demonstration.
The Future is up to You!
We need your support if this Foundation is going to continue to provide high quality interpretation and educational programs for Hampshire County and for all America! Please consider not only becoming a member, but know that we are very much in need of people to run our programs - not just to expand them. Unless you join in the effort The Foundation may have to curtail its work!
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