Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Event Time: 10am-4pm
7 Commercial Street, Rockport. Rt. 1.
The Troops at Camden, a living history group portraying local soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War, will be holding a one-day encampment the Camden-Rockport Historical Society Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is family friendly and free to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Camden and Penobscot Bay during the American Revolution; the equipment and weapons of the local soldiers, including loading and firing of muskets; food preparation and campfire cooking; and medical treatment of the 18th century. Some musket demonstrations will take place.
Susan Reidy will demonstrate 18th century cooking techniques throughout the day. In addition, at 1 p.m., visitors may choose to take a walk with a soldier to neighboring Merryspring Nature Center to view the site of the main camp of the soldiers defending Camden Harbor. The Historical Society’s 1770s Homestead, which was the site of a Revolutionary War outpost, is located next to Hannaford on Route 1 in Rockport. For more information contact the Camden-Rockport Historical Society at CRHSME@myfairpoint.net and on Facebook.