RAIN OR SHINE THE WAR GOES ON!!!!!
On October 14, the Charlestown Historical Society will present a Revolutionary War Encampment at the historic Amos Greene Farm off Rt. 112 in Charlestown. This farm, active in the mid 1700's, was host to Revolutionary War musters and gatherings. Amos and his descendants lived and worked on this land that became a vital part of Charlestown's early history. The encampment will be portrayed by the 2nd RI Regiment, British 54th of Foot, Peters Corp. , Queen's Loyal Rangers, the 13th Regiment of the Continental Line and Le Régiment Bourbonnais. The day will include skirmishes pitting the Americans and French against the British , a reading of the Declaration of independence , an historical cemetery visit and daily camp life exhibitions. Also performing will be the Cape Cod Blue Jackets Fife & Drum Corp. Historically-related vendors and crafts exhibitions will showcase a blacksmith presentation, ropeworks , colonial cooking, weaving and Native American wampum art. Parking will be at the Charlestown Elementary School, 363 Carolina Back Road, Rt. 112, and there will be a two-minute shuttle bus to take visitors to the farm site beginning at 10:00AM. The event will run from 10:00 to 4:00 pm. Come, enjoy and visit life as it was in Charlestown 240 years ago! A donation of $5.00 for adults 14 years and over is suggested. No pets will be permitted on the premises. This event is sponsored by The Washington Trust Company, Ocean House Marina, the Ricci Family and the Charlestown Historical Society.
LINK TO VIDEO OF THE EVENT IN 2016