I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ~ Thoreau

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Plug for 18th Century Living

Hey guys here is a link and a brief description of an event going on this weekend. Fred and I will be there it is sure to be lots of fun & I am sure there are lots of things to be learned from the frontier that are still applicable to modern homesteading. Hope to see you there.

"Middle Creek Station Harvest Weekend Oct 1-2 Middle Creek Station is an 18th century Living History group comprised of men women and children who strive to open an authentic portal into 18th century living through live -demonstrations, lectures, and presentations. The station sits at the mouth of the Middle Creek tributary to the Guyandotte River, six miles east of Hamlin WV. The station is an 18th century re-constructed garrison (under construction) that demonstrates everyday hardships that our forefathers endured in defense of their homes and families as they carved out an existence in the western frontier (present day WV).
Our weekend activities include....
Gates open at 9:00 am to close at 5:00
Demos are to include
1. Spinning and weaving
2. Sheep shearing
3. Blacksmithing
4. Military, Militia, Flintlock Firing, Cannon firing, camp life etc.
Washington's 13 VA regiment
5. Fur trade (actual furs, traps and accouterments)
6. A surgeon's life tools and methods of 18th century medicine.
7. Eastern woodland village and life skills.
8. 18th century apothecary and field remedies.
9. History of the arms that won our freedom museum.
10. Archeological dig, School children will be allowed to dig a site to
recover actual hand knapped arrow points. (any artifacts (reproductions)
that they find they will be allowed to keep)
11. Multiple static displays exhibiting 18th century building techniques
and life skills.
On Friday, a group from the local elementary school will be attending after 12:00. Homeschoolers are welcome to attend at any time. There will be a concession stand selling hot dogs & snacks on Saturday."

Link to directions: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=117935442830806981231.00048f0d6703b39818281&t=h&z=19

Link to facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=162668810412428&index=1

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