War of 1812 re-enactment Saturday at Putnam County farm

poughkeepsiejournal.com

Jul 13, 2012
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Journal staff

SOUTHEAST — There will be a free re-enactment of the War of 1812 at Tilly Foster Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to mark the war’s bicentennial.

Visitors can learn about artillery and military maneuvers of 1812, watch black powder musket firings and watch demonstration cannon firings taking place every hour on the half hour starting at 10:30 a.m.

Colonial craftsmen including blacksmiths, spinners and weavers in period clothing, will also offer exhibitions.

Pony and hay rides will be available for a small fee. The Country Store will also be open.

Tilly Foster Farm is a working farm museum that is home to a unique collection of rare and endangered Early American farm animals.

It is also home to the Putnam County Antique Machinery Association’s display of antique farm equipment, Meadow Creek Farm horse boarding, and the Avalon Archives, a museum of roots and rock ’n’ roll. For more information, call 845-306-7798 email maw@tilly fosterfarm.org or visit http://www.tillyfosterfarm. org

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