Program Title

Revolutionary War Living History Program 6 stations
Provider Name
Frank D. Bradford II
Frank Bradford

Maryland , NY 12116

Program Description
Revolutionary War living history experience Our living historians demonstrate the life and skills of the 18th century soldiers both Patriot and British during the Revolutionary War era. Learn both Patriot and British perspectives on the causes of the revolution and why we fight. We also offer 18th century civilian activates and crafts. Students are organized by the school to rotate in 15-20min modules between 5 stations. 6th station is an end of day cavalry and infantry demonstration. Small-scale infantry skirmish, cannon firing and cavalry skill at arms. This is a very dynamic and fast moving performance. More stations are available at additional cost. Available stations: Dragoon’s a form of 18th century light cavalry will demonstrate there mounted skill at arms engaging challenging targets with sabers at the gallop. Infantry will Drill and demonstrate blank musket firing and explain what it was like to be an infantry soldier in the Revolution. Many items on display. Militia, Americas first Army; the militia will discuss and demonstrate the life of the volunteer soldier. Field Artillery, hear the he roar of an actual Revolutionary war cannon. Students will learn about 18th century artillery and its importance. Students will hands on learn the loading and firing procedures for the cannon. Field Music: Listen and enjoy the field music of the 18th century military. The music wasn’t just for the enjoyment of the soldiers if told them what to do, when to do it and of course march to glory. First person living history experience with Benjamin Franklin: Franklin was one of the most prolific inventors and philosophers of the age of enlightenment. First person living history experience with George Washington: Washington considered the father of the nation and instrumental in securing victory over the British. Our living historian will discuss Washington’s life and importance in the revolution. 18th Century Field Cooking over a wood fire. Experience what it was like to cook over an open fire and taste of the 18th century. Material Culture: Learn about the everyday domestic items of the 18th century. Hands on show and tell with actual 18th century items like toasters, lanterns and more than a few puzzling what are those items. Cornhusk Doll making. Hands on colonial traditional folk art of making dolls from cornhusks. Weaving & Looming: Watch and learn how cloth for everything including clothing was made. Apothecary medicine: In a time of limited medical knowledge herbs and homemade remedies to common illness and diseases was often the only treatment available. Diagnosis and prescription for natural remedies will be made. Not all of the above stations are available for all programs book early to ensure the best selection of stations.

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Cost Single: $6,500
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360 minutes