BRADLEY, Maine — The Maine Forest and Logging Museum brings history alive with “Life in the American Revolution”, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 8 and 9.
Life in the American Revolution is one in a series of family friendly events held every year at the Museum’s Leonard’s Mills located between Milford and Brewer off Route 178 in Bradley. Watch for signs, enter at Government Road. Follow signs to the parking lot.
The event will feature authentic reenactment groups. Volunteers have researched theirs roles and are prepared for battle. They will drill and even skirmish when they encounter the enemy on site!
In recent years, the Machias Sons of Liberty have joined in the reenactment; as well as the crown troops, the 74th Highland Regiment. This year a Brunswick soldier is joining the crown troops. A 2012 first, Col. Bailey’s 2nd Massachusetts Regiment will join with an officer, 10 muskets and two musicians! Civilian reenactors will also be on hand to demonstrate family life during that period in our history. The reenactors welcome questions from visitors of all ages.
For the Patriots! Col. Bailey’s 2nd Massachusetts Regiment; The Olson Family; Dr. Cook, a physician and his wife; George White’s Company; Machias Son’s of Liberty.
For the Crown! 74th Highland Regiment; Brunswick Hessian with the 74th Highlanders; a Hessian wife
Tour the grounds including a covered bridge; saw mill, saw pit and mill yard; log cabin, smoke house, trapper’s cabin, fish ladder, heritage garden and nature trails.
The Maine Forest and Logging Museum was incorporated in 1960 to teach people of all ages about the forest and logging history of Maine. The museum’s general purposes are to collect documents, preserve and share artifacts, tools, equipment, and stories relating to the history of the Maine woods, particularly the pioneer and lumbering periods. The museum is unique within the State in its focus on forest resources in a cultural context, through an interactive Living History format. The buildings, collections, research and most importantly the educational programs are the accomplishments of hundreds of volunteers from throughout the State of Maine.
Events are scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Adults $5; children $3. Museum members: free
For more information, go to www.LeonardsMills.com, call 207-974-6278 or email info@LeonardsMills.com.