Wednesday, June 23, 2010

War of 1812 Encampment / Regency Civillian Weekend June 26th and 27th

Please join us this weekend for our War of 1812 Encampment & Our Regency Civilian event this coming weekend. We have so much planned!

Visitors can enjoy a variety of live demonstrations, talk with the special 1812 village residents and witness life in the time of war in the pioneer settlements of the Genesee Country and Niagara Frontier.

The historic village will come to life with reenactors portraying shopkeepers, housewives, merchants and soldiers. Start the day off with a morning parade. Enjoy lively entertainment, military drills, live fire artillery demonstrations, military music, Austen-era dancing, games and lots of crafts and trades, many of which are unique to this era. Included among these will be the Museum's peddler's wagon! Those looking for some personal insight can even visit a Tarot card reader! Each day ends with an evening parade and Saturday evening there will be an after hours dance in the Village Square.

There will be many special ongoing activities in the village that include tailoring uniform coats, cartridge box construction, uniform and canteen construction, knapsack construction, frontier living, officer's quarters, period cooking, hornsmithing, a commissary and more.

We will also be debuting several pieces from The Greene Collection in the meeting center. Along with these pieces there will also be a display of regency costumes and military uniforms.

If you get hungry a light period tavern meal is avaliable at Hosmer's Inn for a donation. If you get thirsty, don't forget to stop in our Depot and Freight House restaurants where you can purchase our 1803 Fat Ox Ale by the pint or by the growler!

For a tentative schedule of events, click here.


  1. I'm so excited!!!! My mom and I are part of the Austen-era dance demonstration; last year was so much fun!

  2. Alli-We're glad that you'll be back to take part again! I personally love the Austen Era clothing!

  3. I am very excited about this! I love that this time period is being highlighted ! Neat!