CROWN POINT — The Crown Point State Historic Site will host its 15th-annual French and Indian War Encampment next to the new Champlain Bridge on Saturday and Sunday.
This year, the public will enjoy views of British naval landings, Historic Site Manager Thomas Hughes said.
Two tactical weapons demonstrations are scheduled for the public to view during the encampment weekend, Hughes said. These mock battles will take place between 2 and 2:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Each will be narrated by historian Paul Loding, a trustee of Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, a wedding drama will be presented, giving insight into the plight of wives living at forts in the 1700s.
”Guests to the camp will be able to see, hear, walk among and interact with the many volunteers who will spend the weekend portraying the various people of Crown Point’s past,” Hughes said in a release. “Visitors will want to bring a camera.”
Sutlers (vendors) will show and sell their replica 18th-century wares all weekend, rain or shine. Crown Point Bread Co. will sell locally baked gourmet goods inside a festive tent beside a replica bake oven.
”Living history re-enactors enjoy participating in events at Crown Point,” Hughes said.