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Encampment Weekend at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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Jun 15 @ 10:00 am - Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA

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Start:
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am
End:
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/3336003986704132

Venue

Salem Maritime National Historic Site
160 Derby Street
Salem, MA United States
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Phone
(978) 740-1650
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About

New England residents and visitors might wonder what it was like to walk the streets of Salem, Massachusetts, during the American Revolution 250 years ago. On June 15 and 16, they won’t have to wonder too much. For those two days, National Park Service staff at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and scores of living history volunteers will host a series of events at the Derby Wharf (160 Derby Street) to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of British General Thomas Gage in Salem.

The commemoration – which also recognizes the temporary relocation of the Massachusetts capital to Salem – will be highlighted by a weekend-long, historically accurate encampment of some of New England’s finest living history practitioners portraying soldiers, officers, and legislators, as well as the loyalist and patriot citizens of Salem. Please visit their Facebook page below for more information.

Schedule of events:
Saturday, June 15
Ongoing demonstrations: traditional tradesmen and tradeswomen, cooking in the camp, placing ads in the newspaper, political debate at the tavern.
10:30 am – Join the Army (wooden musket drill), “Black Salem in the 18th Century” talk
11:00 am – General Gage’s arrival and inspection of the troops
11:30 am – Firing demonstration
11:45 am – Join the Army (wooden musket drill), “Meet the grocers” talk
12:00 pm – “Newspaper printing in the 18th century” talk
12:30 pm – “Field guide to the Bristish soldier” tour, “Meet the shoeblack” talk
1:00 pm – “Meet General Gage” talk
1:15 pm – Field music demonstration
1:30 pm – Firing demonstration
2:00 pm – Join the Army (wooden musket drill), “Black Salem in the 18th Century” talk
2:15 pm – “Meet the tailors” talk
2:30 pm – British court martial, “Meet the midwife” talk
3:00 pm – “Meet the wigmaker” talk
3:15 pm – Field music demonstration
3:30 pm – Firing demonstration

Sunday, June 16
Ongoing demonstrations: traditional tradesmen and tradeswomen, cooking in the camp, placing ads in the newspaper, political debate at the tavern.
9:00 am – 18th century church service at St. Peter’s Church (24 St. Peter Street, Salem)
11:00 am – Field music demonstration, “Black Salem in the 18th Century” talk
11:30 am – Firing demonstration
11:45 am – Join the Army (wooden musket drill), “Meet the shoeblack” talk
12:30 pm – “Meet General Gage” talk, “Meet the schoolmistress” talk
1:00 pm – Firing demonstration
1:30 pm – Join the Army (wooden musket drill), “Meet the tavern keeper” talk
2:00 pm – “A Dangerous Tendency: Political Protest in Revolutionary Massachusetts” talk
2:30 pm – “Meet the tailors” talk
2:45 pm – Field music demonstration
3:00 pm – Firing demonstration, “Newspapers in colonial society” talk
3:30 pm – Join the Army (wooden musket drill)