Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

18th Century Encampment comes to Amherst

The weekend of September 25th, 26th & 27th will prove to be a busy time for the residents of Amherst as an 18th Century Encampment invades downtown’s Prince Arthur Street.
This historical reenactment weekend will include Parades, Tent City, and Military Encampment, Dozens of Historical Characters, Military Drill & Musketry, Civilian Displays and 18th Century Dancing.

This event is produced through The Brigade of America Revolution and the public is invited to attend.

Admission is free!

In conjunction with the 18th Century Encampment, the Cumberland County Museum and Archives will be hosting the Outdoor Re-enactors Dinner. (Dinner by invitation only) This event will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2009. The Outdoor Re-enactors Dinner will start at 7pm followed by a Public 18th Century Dance Demonstration at 8:30pm. Location for the dinner and dance demonstration is The Cumberland County Museum and Archives 150 Church Street, Amherst N. S. Here the re-enactor will enjoy an outdoor dinner and tour of the museum before opening the evening to the public.
Starting at 8:30 pm, the public is invited to join the re-enactors for an Outdoor 18th Century Dance Demonstration.

A chance to witness 18th Century Dancing at its finest and everyone is welcome to test their skills and try this unique style of dancing.

The Cumberland County Museum and Archives would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us and meet the 18th Century Encampment Re-enactors and learn why they have chosen to take part in this event. For more information please contact Shirley Nickerson at 667-2561.

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