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19th Annual Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment 2023

Date

Jun 10 - 11 2023
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Cook Forest State Park
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19 th Annual Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment
June 10-11, 2023

Cook Forest State Park will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian
War. Highlights of this full two-day encampment include woodland natives, cannon and musket firing,
cooking, primitive skills, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, pottery, children’s games, sutler camp, renown
living historians, French & Indian War Era artisans, and live tactical engagements. Every battle is
different! Take a walk back in time along the Black Bear Trail by the Sawmill Center for the Arts during
open camp hours to view British, Colonial, French, and Native American re-enactors as they portray
lifestyles of the 18 th century.
 
Saturday, June 10
1000am-600pm Event Open
1000am-1100am Murph’s Blacksmithing Demonstration – by Dennis Murray: story-teller,
blacksmith & Clarion County’s #1 liar, across from Sawmill Craft Market
1000am-400pm Native Cooking Demonstration – by Elizabeth Huxford-Compagnie LeBoeuf,
along Black Bear Trail at the Native Camp in the main encampment site
1030pm-500pm French & Indian War Era Art & Demonstrators – meet with distinguished artists,
authors, artisans, and demonstrators in the Old Sawmill Classroom
1030pm-500pm Sutler Row Demonstrators – Want to meet with skilled artisans to make a trade
or purchase? Looking to get into the hobby and need clothing & accoutrements? Meet tinsmiths,
cordwainers, leather workers, cooks, gunsmiths, clothiers, weapons outfitters, and gourd makers in the
long field on your right as you come into the main Sawmill entrance.
1100am-1130am Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration – by the camp Corps of Artillery, located
in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom
1130am-1200pm Peril in the Forest – tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail
across from the Old Sawmill Classroom
100pm-200pm ‘Indian Treaties Printed by Benjamin Franklin: 1732-1762’ by Paul Stillman,
noted living historian from Historically Speaking, at the Sawmill Theater (free, but donations towards
the event gladly accepted)
200pm-300pm 18th Century Children’s Games – by the Noel family-Compagnie LeBoeuf, along
Black Bear Trail at the main encampment site
300pm-500pm Murph’s Blacksmithing Demonstration – by Dennis Murray, story-teller,
blacksmith & Clarion County’s #1 liar, across from Sawmill Craft Market
330pm-400pm Cannon Demo & Mad Minute Competition — by the camp Corps of Artillery,
located in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom

400pm-430pm Peril in the Forest – tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail
across from the old Sawmill Classroom
  
Sunday, June 11

 

900am-400pm Event Open
930am-945am 18th Century Sunday Service – by the 42nd Highland Regiment, located in the
main encampment site along Black Bear Trail
930am-1100am Murph’s Blacksmithing Demonstration – by Dennis Murray, story-teller,
blacksmith & Clarion County’s #1 liar, across from Sawmill Craft Market
1015am-1045am 18th Century Children’s Games – by the Noel Family-Compagnie LeBoeuf, along
Black Bear Trail at the main encampment site
1100am-200pm French & Indian War Era Art & Demonstrators – meet with distinguished artists,
authors, artisans, and demonstrators in the old Sawmill Classroom
1030pm-500pm Sutler Row Demonstrators – Want to meet with skilled artisans to make a trade
or purchase? Looking to get into the hobby and need clothing & accoutrements? Meet tinsmiths,
cordwainers, leather workers, cooks, gunsmiths, clothiers, weapons outfitters, and gourd makers in the
long field on your right as you come into the main Sawmill entrance.
1130am-1200pm In Defense of the Homeland– morning surprise tactical assault at the main
encampment site along Black Bear Trail
1230pm-200pm Murph’s Blacksmithing Demonstration – by Dennis Murray: story-teller,
blacksmith & Clarion County’s #1 liar, across from Sawmill Craft Market
200pm-230pm Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration – by the camp Corps of Artillery, in the
woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom
230pm-300pm Peril in the Forest – tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail
across from the old Sawmill Classroom

The event is finished.

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Cook Forest State Park
Phone
814-744-8407
Email
cookforestp@pa.gov
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