BRADLEY, Maine — The Maine Forest and Logging Museum is proud to present Life in the American Revolution, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7, at Leonard’s Mills, 54 Government Road. Bivouac, skirmish and run for your lives as knowledgeable volunteers keep history alive through re-enactment.
Incorporated in 1960, the Maine Forest and Logging Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping history alive — particularly the pioneer and lumbering period from the 1790s through the 1900s — for the present-day citizens of the state of Maine. Visitors to the museum Sept. 6 and 7 will see firsthand, and in some cases do, what our forefathers and mothers did so many years ago. A bivouac takes over the museum grounds and visitors will see: soldiers living in tents; skirmishes between Patriot and Crown troops; a medical doctor showing all the gory tools of his trade centuries ago; a surveyor with his traditional equipment; a loyalist telling his story; a Hessian wife telling hers; women cooking traditional food over an open fire; and more.
Dedicated groups of volunteers from the Colonel Bailey’s 2nd Massachusetts Regiment and the 74th Highland Regiment come to central Maine from around New England for this truly unique event. Bring a picnic, and spend the day in the 18th Century.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. because today’s military has its roots in the Revolutionary War, the Maine Forest and Logging Museum is proud to offer free admission to Life in the American Revolution for active duty military members, guard, reserve and veterans.
For more information, visit maineforestandloggingmuseum.org.