Post Miamies – 1754-1763

Date:
August 25th thru August 26th, 2018

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00am–6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am–4:00pm

French and British forces clash at the Old Fort as the 1700’s come alive.  Fur traders, Native Americans, civilians, and soldiers demonstrate daily activities at the French outpost known as Post Miamie during the French and Indian War. Experience battles and infantry drills, visit merchants, tour the Old Fort, and talk with historical artisans.

Saturday August 25th 2018

10:00 am: Grounds open to the public.

10:15 am: Morning Assembly – Fort Courtyard.

10:30 am: Officers Call – commanders receive the “Orders of the Day”.

11:00 am: Drill (Units practice their manual of arms as is their custom).

11:30 am: Period musket cleaning demo (Large camp fly).

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Soldier’s Life Demo (Units display and demonstrate in camps the life of a soldier).

“One man cleaned his musket, another did laundry, the third cooked, the fourth mended breeches, the fifth [repaired] shoes, the sixth cut wood…each tent had its six men and one extra, among these seven, one always had to be clean and prepared. Of the six remaining, one went on guard, one cooked, one fetched provisions, one gathered wood, one went after straw, one earned a wage.” Braeker, Der Arme Mann, 143.

12:15 pm: Sewing demo French milice leggings (Large camp fly).

1:30 pm: Battle (Allied Forces attack the fort).

3:30 pm: Battle (Imperial Forces attack sieging Allied Forces).

6:00 pm: Retreat (Drum Major/Field Music beats the retreat) Grounds Closed.

Sunday August 26th  2018

10:00 am: Grounds open to the public.

10:15 am: Morning Assembly (Calling over the Roll) Location – Fort Courtyard.

10:30 am: Officers Call (Unit commanders receive the “Orders of the Day”).

11:00 am: Drill (Units practice their manual of arms as is their custom).

The Allied Coalition Forces drill inside the fort, while the Imperial Forces drill outside.

11:30 am: Period musket cleaning demo (Large camp fly).

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Soldier’s Life Demo (Units display and demonstrate in camps the life of a soldier).

12:15 pm: Sewing demo French milice leggings (Large camp fly).

2:00 pm: Battle (Allied Forces attack and Capture the fort).

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Rest and Relaxation.

4:00 pm: Retreat (Drum Major/Field Music beats the retreat) Colors are lowered by the Imperials. Grounds Closed. Location – Fort Courtyard.

Ongoing Daily Activities:

Military camp life can be seen in both the Allied and Imperial camps (Guard duty, fatigue duty and other military functions can be viewed throughout the weekend).

Ongoing demonstrations throughout the weekend will include blacksmith, wheelwright, 18th century commercial fishing, gunsmith, woodwright, and music of the 1750s.