On June 10 and 11, Cook Forest State Park will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War.  Highlights of this full two-day encampment sponsored by the Sawmill Center for the Arts include woodland natives, cannon and musket firing, cooking,   primitive skills, 18th century surgical techniques, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, pottery, children’s games, sutler camp, renown living historians, French & Indian War Era artisans, and live tactical engagements.  Every battle is different!  Take a walk back in time along the Black Bear Trail by the Sawmill Center for the Arts during open camp hours to view British, Colonial, French, and Native American re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.

Saturday, June 10

1000am-600pm          Event Open                         

1000am-1100am         Blacksmithing Demonstration – by Dennis Murray story-teller (Clarion County’s #1 liar) and blacksmith, across from Sawmill Craft Market

1000am-1130am         Quill Pen Fabrication – by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking in the old Sawmill Classroom ($12 for materials)

1000am-400pm          Cooking Demonstration – by Geoffrey Domowicz, Compagnie LeBoeuf chef, along Black Bear Trail at the main encampment site

1030pm-500pm           French & Indian War Era Art & Demonstrators – meet with     distinguished artists, authors, artisans, and demonstrators in the Old Sawmill Classroom

1100am-1130am          Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration – by the camp Corps of Artillery, located in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

1130am-1200pm         Peril in the Forest – tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

1200pm-300pm          18th Century Surgical Techniques – by Jack Mathay Compagnie LeBeouf surgeon, at the NEW Sawmill Classroom

100pm-200pm     Nasty Ned the Frontiersmen: 18th Century Teller of Tales & Historical Fact’– by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking, at the Sawmill Theater

200pm-300pm 18th Century Children’s Games – by Jen Domowicz, Compagnie LeBoeuf, along Black Bear Trail at the main encampment site

300pm-400pm   18th Century Clothing Creation: The Easy Way – by Bonnie Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking in the old Sawmill Classroom

300pm-500pm Blacksmithing Demonstration – by Dennis Murray story-teller (Clarion County’s #1 liar) and blacksmith, across from the Sawmill Craft Market

300-600pm – Powderhorn & Turkey Wingbone Call Fabrication – by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking in the Old Sawmill Classroom ($15 for materials)

330pm-400pm Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration — by the camp Corps of  Artillery, located in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

400pm-430pm Peril in the Forest – tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

800pm-1000pm           ‘American’s 1st World War: Causes of the French & Indian War as Told Through the Eyes of Benjamin Franklin and Friends’  by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking

Sunday, June 11

900am-400pm Event Open

900am-915am        18th Century Sunday Service – by the 42nd Highland Regiment, located in the main encampment site along Black Bear Trail

930am-1100am           Blacksmithing Demonstration – by Dennis Murray, story-teller (Clarion County’s #1 liar) and      blacksmith, across from the Sawmill Craft Market

1015am-1045am         Children’s Musket Drill – by camp Corps of Re-enactors, at the water tower along Black Bear Trail

1100am-200pm           Powderhorn & Turkey Wingbone Call Fabrication – by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking, in the old Sawmill Classroom ($12 for materials)

1100pm-200pm           French & Indian War Era Art & Demonstrators – meet with distinguished artists, authors, artisans, and demonstrators in the old Sawmill Classroom

1100am-1130am         Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration – by the camp Corps of Artillery, in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

1130am-1200pm        Peril in the Forest – tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

1230pm-200pm      18th Century Surgical Techniques—by Jack   Mathay, Company LeBeouf surgeon, at the NEW Sawmill  Classroom

1230pm-200pm           Blacksmithing Demonstration – by Dennis Murray, story-teller (Clarion County’s #1 liar) and      blacksmith, across from the Sawmill Craft Market

200pm-230pm Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration – by the camp Corps of Artillery, in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

230pm-300pm Peril in the Forest – tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom
Find information to plan your trip to the PA Great Outdoors region online at VisitPAGO.com or call (814) 849-5197.

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