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Fright at the Fort, volunteer actor makeup class, 2013.

Fright at the Fort Needs Volunteers

By Leon Seymour on Sept. 19, 2014, at 10:36 a.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox are actively seeking volunteer actors, tour guides, security help and costumers, for the 15th annual award winning Fright at the Fort event this October, at Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine. One of Maine’s largest Halloween events, Fright at the Fort takes place the last two Fridays/Saturdays …
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Fright at the Fort Poster

Spooky Volunteers Needed for Fright at the Fort

By Leon Seymour on Sept. 14, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox are actively seeking volunteer actors, tour guides, security help and costumers, for the 15th annual award winning Fright at the Fort event this October, at Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine. One of Maine’s largest Halloween events, Fright at the Fort takes place the last two Fridays/Saturdays …
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Medieval Tournament at Fort, Saturday

By Leon Seymour on Sept. 04, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
Lords a’leaping, Knights knocking noggins, Ladies looking lovely: Fort Knox on Saturday, September 6, turns into a 16th-Century castle as the Sixth Annual Medieval Tournament unfurls its banners on the old Fort’s parade ground. The action begins at 9:30 am. Organized by the Society for Creative Anachronism, whose members are …
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Last Civil War Cannon Firing of the Year at Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 18, 2014, at 10:51 a.m.
Thunderous blasts await those who come to the Fort Knox State Historic site, Saturday/Sunday, August 23 and 24, from 10 AM until 4 PM, as the 6th Maine Battery Civil War Reenactors, fire off a replica 10-pound Parrot cannon. Visitors will be able to learn how this critical piece of …
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Elton John tribute band at Fort Knox, Saturday.

Elton John Tribute Band at Fort Knox, Saturday

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 13, 2014, at 9:02 a.m.
The Elton John tribute band, Yellow Brick Road, will perform Saturday, Aug. 16, at 6 PM, in the Fort Knox parade ground, Prospect and tickets are $10. Concert goers are encouraged to bring folding chairs or a blanket. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Knox, fortknox.maineguide.com This …
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Loren Coleman to appear at Fort Knox

Loren Coleman, TV Personality, Headlines Paranormal Faire, at Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 12, 2014, at 12 p.m.
(Prospect) – The annual Psychic/Paranormal Faire returns to Fort Knox, Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, 10 AM until 4 PM. This unusual event features presentations from ghost hunters, UFO enthusiasts and world famous author, TV personality and cryptoozoologist Loren Coleman. Psychics/card readers will be on hand for those …
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Masonry restoration funded by Friends of Fort Knox

Friends’ Masonry Project Starts

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 07, 2014, at 9:41 a.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox ongoing masonry restoration project has begun this year. The project will focus on masonry joints on the Fort façade, repair a roof leak above two-step alley and if time/funds allow, repoint the rifle ports in two-step alley. If you would like to help the Friends …
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Moon Viewing From Penobscot Narrows Observatory – Saturday Night

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 04, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
August 9th-Saturday, from 8 PM to 10:00 PM (Last tickets sold at 9:30) – Moon Viewing at the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, $5 per person (all ages) Rain and/or clouds will result in cancellation…call 469-6553 the evening of the event for recorded message if canceled. (No advance ticket sales) This post …
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Two More Nights of Shakespeare at Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 02, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday evening, 6 PM, at Fort Knox, Prospect, marks the final two performances of Shakespeare’s, “Julius Caesar”, by Ten Bucks Theater. Admission is $10 per person at the Fort entrance. Theater visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Fort further info contact the Friends of …
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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at Fort Knox, Thursday-Sunday

By Leon Seymour on July 30, 2014, at 12:41 p.m.
The Ten Bucks Theater company will be performing Shakespeare’s, Julius Caesar, at Fort Knox, in Prospect, this Thursday through Sunday, at 6 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the Fort the day of performance for $10. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on during …
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Union Civil War reenactors fire at Fort Knox

Civil War Reenactment a Blast at Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on July 28, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
Members of the 20th Maine, 3rd Maine, 6th Maine cannon battery and 15th Alabama Civil War reenactors, transformed Fort Knox back to the 1860′s, this past weekend. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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Civil War Reenactment at Fort Knox

Civil War Reenactment at Fort Knox, this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on July 24, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
Don’t miss this weekend’s Civil War reenactment at Fort Knox. Featured will be the 20th Maine, 3rd Maine, 6th Maine cannon battery and 15th Alabama. Cannon fire, skirmishes and camp life will be featured on Saturday/Sunday. Across the river don’t miss the Bucksport Bay Chamber’s Festival of the Forest, on …
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Pirate ship sails in front of Fort Knox

Still Tickets Available for Pirate Day Cruise – Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on July 18, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
Pirates “Run Amok” at Fort Knox Saturday, July 19 and Ghost Tours (Prospect) The Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their annual “Pirate Day” at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, July 19, from 11 AM until 4 PM. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose …
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The pirate ship "Must Roos"  fires on Fort Knox.

Pirates to Invade Fort Knox and Ghost Tours

By Leon Seymour on July 12, 2014, at 9:10 a.m.
(Prospect) The Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their annual “Pirate Day” at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, July 19, from 11 AM until 4 PM. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose and their vaunted ship the “Must Roos” will be plying the waters …
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Scottish Tattoo at Fort Knox

Bagpipe Bands at Fort Knox, Saturday – Annual Scottish Tattoo

By Leon Seymour on July 09, 2014, at 10:03 a.m.
July 12th, Saturday, Scottish Tattoo , 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM – This popular annual event is back, featuring traditional Scottish bagpipers, precision marching bands and a patriotic salute to America. Tickets for the event are $10 per person or $5 for children 12 and under. Advanced tickets may be …
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Elton John Tribute Band at Fort Knox Tonight Postponed to 8/16

By Leon Seymour on July 04, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
Due to a near certitude of wet weather this evening, the Friends of Fort Knox, are postponing the Elton John tribute band concert, until Saturday, August 16th, at 6 PM. Advanced tickets for this evening’s event will be honored. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
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Elton John Tribute Band Rocks the Fort on the 4th!

By Leon Seymour on July 01, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
Music lovers have the choice of listening to vintage Elton John songs or the lyrical tunes coming from massed bagpipe bands in the coming next two weekends, at the Fort Knox State historic site. The two events, which are part of the Friend’s of Fort Knox annual special event schedule, …
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Fort Knox Summer Events Season to Start with a Bang

By Leon Seymour on June 25, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
(Prospect) The Friends of Fort Knox summer special event season starts-off with a bang this Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, with the return of Civil War reenactor Amy McCrae and her full sized period cannon. Amy McCrae’s cannon produces thunderous fire and presents an excellent photographic opportunity for …
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Civil War Reenactors at Fort, Foster Family Day and Ghost Tours this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on May 16, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Fort Knox will be a busy place this coming weekend Saturday/Sunday, May 17 and 18th, as Civil War reenactors, Maine Foster Families and East Coast Ghost Trackers converge on Fort Knox, in Prospect. Always wanted to be a Civil War reenactor? Here is your chance! On the weekend of May …
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Fort Knox and Observatory Open for Season

By Leon Seymour on May 03, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
(Prospect, Maine) -The Fort Knox state historic site and Penobscot Narrows Observatory, began their six month long season for the public, Thursday, May 1st. The two-for-one attraction boasts the tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world. In addition, Fort Knox represents one of the best-preserved seacoast fortifications …
 
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