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Colonial days are returning to park

Posted: October 15, 2012 - 6:23pm
STEPHEN DOYLE (IN GREEN COAT) TELLS VISITORS ABOUT LIFE AS A SOLDIER DURING COLONIAL DAYS DURING THE 18TH ANNUAL A DAY TO REMEMBER AT THE LIVING HISTORY PARK IN NORTH AUGUSTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 18, 2009. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF   STEPHEN DOYLE (IN GREEN COAT) TELLS VISITORS ABOUT LIFE AS A SOLDIER DURING COLONIAL DAYS DURING THE 18TH ANNUAL A DAY TO REMEMBER AT THE LIVING HISTORY PARK IN NORTH AUGUSTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 18, 2009. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
STEPHEN DOYLE (IN GREEN COAT) TELLS VISITORS ABOUT LIFE AS A SOLDIER DURING COLONIAL DAYS DURING THE 18TH ANNUAL A DAY TO REMEMBER AT THE LIVING HISTORY PARK IN NORTH AUGUSTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 18, 2009. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
STEPHEN DOYLE (IN GREEN COAT) TELLS VISITORS ABOUT LIFE AS A SOLDIER DURING COLONIAL DAYS DURING THE 18TH ANNUAL A DAY TO REMEMBER AT THE LIVING HISTORY PARK IN NORTH AUGUSTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 18, 2009. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF

The Living History Park will have its annual Colonial Times: A Day to Remember on Saturday and Sunday.

The free event focuses on what life was like in the area from 1735 to 1785, said Lynn Thompson, chairwoman of the Living History Park and president of the Olde Towne Preservation Association.

The event will feature a variety of demonstrations and re-enactors will be present and remain in character throughout the event, Thompson said.

There will also be entertainment throughout the park and food will be sold in the tavern on both days. On Sunday, there will be an 18th century Anglican worship service in the meeting house.

The park also has a new militia called the Olde Towne Militia and they will do a call to arms and presentation of colors on both days of the event.

Vendors will have items for sale throughout the park. Visitors can also visit the village mercantile to purchase items, many of which are made at the park.

The event has attracted large crowds, Thompson said, noting that in the past between 6,000 and 8,000 people have attended the weekend event.

“We have a lot of people who come in from out of town,” she said. “It’s a big tourist attraction.”

On Friday, area fourth-grade pupils and homeschoolers will participate in Educational Day, where they go through the park and learn about the 1735 to 1785 time period through talks and demonstrations.

“It’s geared towards that age level and it’s very educational,” Thompson said.

Registration is required by Oct. 17 to participate in Educational Day. The cost is $5. To register, contact Thompson at (803) 279-7560.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Educational Day for fourth-grade pupils and homeschoolers

WHEN: Friday

WHERE: Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.

COST: $5

REGISTRATION: Required by Oct. 17. To register, contact Lynn Thompson at (803) 279-7560

WHAT: Colonial Times: A Day to Remember

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.

COST: Free, but donations welcome

EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Saturday

10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.: Tavern open

11 A.M. TO 5 P.M.: Special guest speakers with demonstrations and entertainment

1 P.M.: Call to arms and presentation of colors by the Olde Towne Militia

2 P.M.: Demonstration and skirmish

3 P.M.: Call to arms by Olde Towne Militia

Sunday

10 A.M.: Camp opens

10:15 A.M.: 18th century Anglican worship service in the Meeting House

11 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Tavern open

NOON: Colonial dance demonstration

1 P.M.: Call to arms and presentation of colors by the Olde Towne Militia

2 P.M.: Demonstration and skirmish

3 P.M.: Call to arms by Olde Towne Militia

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