Siege of Fort Randolph

 

May 16th, 17th and 18th 2014

 

In May of 1778, a war party of over 200 Shawnee warriors appeared at Fort Randolph. Unable to entice the men from the fort, the Indians rose from their hiding places to form a line stretching from the Ohio to the Kanawha Rivers, thus placing Fort Randolph under siege.

Welcome Native and Euro 18th century enthusiasts to the 14th annual Siege of Fort Randolph encampment and reenactment at Krodel Park in Point Pleasant, WV.  The main event features the re-enactment of Chief Cornstalk's fateful visit to Fort Randolph in the fall of 1777, and the subsequent siege placed upon the fort in May of 1778.  The drama and battle will take place on Saturday, May 17th at 2pm ONLY.

Friday evening there will be a seminar geared toward re-enactor development, or a rehearsal for those with speaking parts or interested participants.  Saturday events include demonstrations and the drama/reenactment at 2 pm for the public. Saturday evening there will be a fort feast, fundraiser auction, and tavern entertainment. Sunday a trek among the hills will be offered.  The Fort will be open to the public for life skills demos.  Early set-up is available on Thursday.  Demonstrators for Friday school day are highly appreciated.  Please bring an item to donate for the fundraiser auction.  Please bring any extra items that you would be willing to loan for use during the drama such as wooden buckets, 'old-fashion' garden tools, clothes, etc.

Straw, firewood, water, restrooms, and showers are available on site.  

For more information contact:        

                       

Craig Hesson
 994 Sandhill Road
 Point Pleasant, WV 25550
 (304)-675-7933
 e-mail:
chesson1774@suddenlink.net

To
pre-register for the event, print and complete the pre-registration form and send to the address at the bottom of the form. Pre-registration is necessary. Please send photos of yourself as your persona if you have not attended this event before.

 

Click “HERE” to view the registration form

 

.Click “HERE” to read the event rules

 

 

SUTLERS ARE WELCOME!!!!!

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

 

 “THE SIEGE OF FORT RANDOLPH”

MAY 17th, 18th and 19th, 2013

 

FRIDAY:

 

9:00 AM GATES OPEN

  9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

SCHOOL TOURS

5:00 PM GATES CLOSE

 

SATURDAY:

 

9:00 AM GATES OPEN

FORT AND INDIAN VILLAGE

9:00 AM – 12:00 LIFE SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS

12:30 PM INDIAN BLANKET TRADE

1:00 PM MAGISTRATE COURT

2:00 PM “SIEGE OF FORT RANDOLPH”

OUTDOOR DRAMA

3:00 PM  Memorial Service For Michael Halad

3:30  PM  RUNNING THE GAUNTLET (INDIAN VILLAGE)

 

GATES CLOSE AT 5:00 PM

 

SUNDAY:

 

9:00 AM  GATES OPEN

10:00 AM CHURCH SERVICES

2:00 PM BREAK CAMP

GATES CLOSED

 

(WHEN GATES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ALL MODERN ITEMS WILL BE OUT OF SIGHT.  AT ALL TIMES BE DOING SOME LIFE SKILLS OF THE TIME PERIOD, TALK AND BE COURTEOUS TO THE PUBLIC)

 

 

For more information contact:

 

Craig Hesson

994 Sandhill Road

Point Pleasant, WV 25550

304-675-7933

Email: chesson1774@suddenlink.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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