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Battle of Plattsburgh: Military Muster

September 14 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for our annual Military Muster on September 14th & 15th. We will have a military encampment, with re-enacted Battles taking place both days. We will also have period demonstrations, including butter making and blacksmithing. Check below for our schedule of events.

Saturday, 10am-4pm:          Military Muster

Reenactors from the U.S. and Canada are expected to descend on Plattsburgh and camp on the grounds of the Kent-Delord House Museum for the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration weekend. Stop in and see the military camp, meet the reenactors, and watch demonstrations of 19th Century trades and crafts.

Saturday, September 14, 10 AM  Research Talk: Imagining the Common Soldier’s Experience
Archaeologist Cherilyn Gilligan from Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will use primary resources to explore the experience of the common soldier during the Battle of Plattsburgh. This process ties into ways research is generated in the field of Cultural Resource Management and specifically certain analyses that encourage the researcher and the public to imagine themselves as a soldier.

 

Saturday, 11pm:                    Naval Demonstration

Sailors will discuss the War of 1812 Battle and cannon demonstration

Saturday, 12pm:                    Court Martial

A period trial of a solder at the Kent-Delord House. Come and see the verdict!

Saturday, 2:30pm:               19th Century Fashion Show

The show presents a variety of civilian and military clothing from the War of 1812. The styles are researched and reproduced by reenactors to represent what people wore at the time.

Sunday, 11:00am:              Shape-note Singing

Shape-note singing, an American folk tradition of singing hymns and gospel songs from books using shaped note heads to indicate position on the scale. The songs are sung without instrumental accompaniment and would have been likely to occur in Plattsburgh in 1814. Visitors are welcome to come and listen or contribute to the beautiful sound. No experience is required.

Sunday, 11am-3pm:          Military Muster

Military reenactors are expected to descend on Plattsburgh and camp on the grounds of the Kent-Delord House Museum for the weekend. Stop in and see the military camp, meet the re-enactors, and watch demonstrations of 19th Century trades and crafts. Also joining the muster are the guides from Montreal’s Chateau Ramezay Museum who will provide interactive demonstrations of weaving and writing with a quill pen.

Sunday, 11am:              The fall of the British Batteries Land Engagement 

Location: Field across from Wilcox Dock

Sunday, 1pm:                        Naval Demonstration

Sailors will discuss the War of 1812 Battle and cannon demonstration.

Sunday, 2:30pm:                  Court Martial

A period trial of a soldier at the Kent-Delord House. Come and see the Verdict!

Details

Start:
September 14 @ 10:00 am
End:
September 15 @ 3:00 pm