Museum remembers ‘forgotten’ war

MUMFORD — Eclipsed by the bloodshed of the Civil War and often overlooked in the aftermath of two World Wars, the “forgotten” War of 1812 is revisited at Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., on Saturday and Sunday.

The “War of 1812 Bicentennial & Jane Austen Weekend” will be devoted to activities that recall those harrowing days when the United States was young. Visiting War of 1812 re-enactors will offer insight into the impact of the conflict on the region.

Scheduled are presentations on military uniforms, a military concert by Old Fort Niagara musicians and re-enactors representing crew of the USS Constitution. Through the efforts of various merchants, the many guest re-enactors will show how life in the Genesee Country continued despite the war.

Among the military activities, visitors can inspect military campsites, witness drills, tactical demonstrations and target shooting by cannon and flint lock. A militia will be formed and kids can learn to march and handle a wooden musket.

But the event is not all about war. Women visitors can have their hair styled in the Jane Austen style, learn about social etiquette during those days; and enjoy a Regency Era fashion show, a period dance demonstration and a marathon reading of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on the 200th anniversary of its first publication.  Carriage rides will also be available.

A Jane Austen-era period-dress dance — the 1813 Netherfield Ball — is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Call 284-8222.

For more information, call 538-6822 or visit http://www.gcv.org.

– See more at: http://thelcn.com/2013/06/20/museum-remembers-forgotten-war/#sthash.3uakQGpP.8l417GRV.dpuf

Livingston
County News

Geneseo, NY
June 23, 2013
The Livingston County News
War of 1812 re-enactors will present drills and tactical demonstrations at Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, during the historic village’s “War of 1812 Bicentennial and Jane Austen Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday. – See more at: http://thelcn.com/2013/06/20/museum-remembers-forgotten-war/#sthash.3uakQGpP.8l417GRV.dpuf

LivingstonCounty News

June 23, 2013

 

War of 1812 re-enactors will present drills and tactical demonstrations at Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, during the historic village's "War of 1812 Bicentennial and Jane Austen Weekend" on Saturday and Sunday.

Ruby Foote/Genesee Country Village & Museum

War of 1812 re-enactors will present drills and tactical demonstrations at Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, during the historic village’s “War of 1812 Bicentennial and Jane Austen Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday.

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Livingston
County News

Geneseo, NY
June 23, 2013

MUMFORD — Eclipsed by the bloodshed of the Civil War and often overlooked in the aftermath of two World Wars, the “forgotten” War of 1812 is revisited at Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., on Saturday and Sunday.

The “War of 1812 Bicentennial & Jane Austen Weekend” will be devoted to activities that recall those harrowing days when the United States was young. Visiting War of 1812 re-enactors will offer insight into the impact of the conflict on the region.

Scheduled are presentations on military uniforms, a military concert by Old Fort Niagara musicians and re-enactors representing crew of the USS Constitution. Through the efforts of various merchants, the many guest re-enactors will show how life in the Genesee Country continued despite the war.

Among the military activities, visitors can inspect military campsites, witness drills, tactical demonstrations and target shooting by cannon and flint lock. A militia will be formed and kids can learn to march and handle a wooden musket.

But the event is not all about war. Women visitors can have their hair styled in the Jane Austen style, learn about social etiquette during those days; and enjoy a Regency Era fashion show, a period dance demonstration and a marathon reading of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on the 200th anniversary of its first publication.  Carriage rides will also be available.

A Jane Austen-era period-dress dance — the 1813 Netherfield Ball — is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Call 284-8222.

For more information, call 538-6822 or visit http://www.gcv.org.

MUMFORD — Eclipsed by the bloodshed of the Civil War and often overlooked in the aftermath of two World Wars, the “forgotten” War of 1812 is revisited at Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., on Saturday and Sunday.

The “War of 1812 Bicentennial & Jane Austen Weekend” will be devoted to activities that recall those harrowing days when the United States was young. Visiting War of 1812 re-enactors will offer insight into the impact of the conflict on the region.

Scheduled are presentations on military uniforms, a military concert by Old Fort Niagara musicians and re-enactors representing crew of the USS Constitution. Through the efforts of various merchants, the many guest re-enactors will show how life in the Genesee Country continued despite the war.

Among the military activities, visitors can inspect military campsites, witness drills, tactical demonstrations and target shooting by cannon and flint lock. A militia will be formed and kids can learn to march and handle a wooden musket.

But the event is not all about war. Women visitors can have their hair styled in the Jane Austen style, learn about social etiquette during those days; and enjoy a Regency Era fashion show, a period dance demonstration and a marathon reading of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on the 200th anniversary of its first publication.  Carriage rides will also be available.

A Jane Austen-era period-dress dance — the 1813 Netherfield Ball — is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Call 284-8222.

For more information, call 538-6822 or visit http://www.gcv.org.

– See more at: http://thelcn.com/2013/06/20/museum-remembers-forgotten-war/#sthash.3uakQGpP.8l417GRV.dpuf

MUMFORD — Eclipsed by the bloodshed of the Civil War and often overlooked in the aftermath of two World Wars, the “forgotten” War of 1812 is revisited at Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., on Saturday and Sunday.

The “War of 1812 Bicentennial & Jane Austen Weekend” will be devoted to activities that recall those harrowing days when the United States was young. Visiting War of 1812 re-enactors will offer insight into the impact of the conflict on the region.

Scheduled are presentations on military uniforms, a military concert by Old Fort Niagara musicians and re-enactors representing crew of the USS Constitution. Through the efforts of various merchants, the many guest re-enactors will show how life in the Genesee Country continued despite the war.

Among the military activities, visitors can inspect military campsites, witness drills, tactical demonstrations and target shooting by cannon and flint lock. A militia will be formed and kids can learn to march and handle a wooden musket.

But the event is not all about war. Women visitors can have their hair styled in the Jane Austen style, learn about social etiquette during those days; and enjoy a Regency Era fashion show, a period dance demonstration and a marathon reading of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on the 200th anniversary of its first publication.  Carriage rides will also be available.

A Jane Austen-era period-dress dance — the 1813 Netherfield Ball — is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Call 284-8222.

For more information, call 538-6822 or visit http://www.gcv.org.

 - See more at: http://thelcn.com/2013/06/20/museum-remembers-forgotten-war/#sthash.3uakQGpP.8l417GRV.dpuf
War of 1812 re-enactors will present drills and tactical demonstrations at Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, during the historic village’s “War of 1812 Bicentennial and Jane Austen Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday. – See more at: http://thelcn.com/2013/06/20/museum-remembers-forgotten-war/#sthash.3uakQGpP.8l417GRV.dpufWar of 1812 re-enactors will present drills and tactical demonstrations at Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, during the historic village’s “War of 1812 Bicentennial and Jane Austen Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday. – See more at: http://thelcn.com/2013/06/20/museum-remembers-forgotten-war/#sthash.3uakQGpP.8l417GRV.dpuf

 

 

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