ROCKPORT — On Saturday, June 12, The Troops at Camden, a living history group portraying local soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War, will be holding a one day encampment, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Camden-Rockport Historical Society. The event is family friendly and free to the public.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Camden and Penobscot Bay during the American Revolution; the equipment and weapons of the local soldiers, including loading and firing of muskets; food preparation and campfire cooking; and medical treatment of the 18th century. Some musket demonstrations will take place.
Susan Reidy will demonstrate 18th Century cooking techniques throughout the day.
In addition, at 1 p.m., visitors may choose to take a walk with a soldier to neighboring Merryspring Nature Center to view the site of the main camp of the soldiers defending Camden Harbor.
The Historical Society’s 1770s Homestead, which was the site of a Revolutionary War outpost, is located next to Hannaford on Route 1, in Rockport.
For more information please contact the Camden-Rockport Historical Society at CRHSME@myfairpoint.net and be sure to follow the Camden-Rockport Historical Society and the Troops at Camden on Facebook.