The Rogers Island Visitor Center, off Route 197, in Fort Edward, will be transported back in time as it becomes a 1758 French and Indian War camp, on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy the smells as meals are prepared over open camp fires and listen to stories of 18th century camp life. Hear the musket fire as work parties are attacked beyond the fort and watch as the British and Provincial soldiers, along with their Native American allies, hurry to their defense.
To understand the significance of the French and Indian War, the Rogers Island Visitor Center in cooperation with the Post Star have created a special online presentation at http://poststar.com/highlights/fiw/. This website provides visitors with a French & Indian War 101 tutorial plus information on the key battles fought during this war. Special features include: how to fire a musket, eating in 1755, 18th Century medicine, and how to play “Nine Men Morris.”
For more details or to plan a visit to the Rogers Island Visitors Center, please click here to visit their website.