If you’re fond of the eighteenth-century frontier, Native Americans, the Revolution, palisaded forts, and living history, then this is going to be a good month for you. (And in truth, you should be fond of all these things.)
This weekend is the Raid at Martin’s Station, hosted by Wilderness Road State Park near Ewing, VA. It’s become one of the finest living history events in the region. The recreated fort onsite is one of the most authentic structures of its kind anywhere, the setting is gorgeous, and the interpretation is top-notch. Plus, they’re going to let me help shoot a cannon again.
Next weekend is yet another Indian assault on yet another recreated fort at yet another fine state park—the Siege of Ft. Watauga, hosted by Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton, TN. Sycamore Shoals is a must-visit for anyone interested in early Tennessee history; I’ve only been to the site once, and I’m hoping to visit again this month for the event.
Let’s have a HUZZAH!