Living History Weekend

Did you ever wonder what life would be like in another century- without our modern conveniences? Living History Weekend presents demonstrations of daily life at Fort Niagara in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers and women of the fort lived their everyday lives at a frontier outpost. What kind of duties did soldiers perform? What was the role of women in the garrison? How did the fort's garrison light fires, cook food and entertain themselves? Musket and artillery firings during the day. Special offerings include blacksmithing demonstrations, historic cooking programs, 18th century laundry, soldier life and programs about the fur trade. The fort will also offer an interactive silversmithing program for families. From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., each day there will be a special program about the lives of military chaplains at French outposts. Scheduled programs will include special tours of the fort’s underground casemates, musket drill for kids and demonstrations of frontier clothing. These special offerings are in addition to the fort’s usual program of hourly musket firings, artillery demonstrations and guided tours.

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