Revolutionary War Encampment models military and civilian life

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 : The Revolutionary War Encampment will feature demonstrations of drills, equipment and artillery firing. : The Revolutionary War Encampment will feature demonstrations of drills, equipment and artillery firing.

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Authentically clad and equipped Continental, Loyalist and Hessian re-enactors will bring the American Revolution to life on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8.

At the village’s annual Revolutionary War Encampment, visitors can see demonstrations of drills, equipment, and artillery firing. In addition, civilian re-enactors will demonstrate the role played by typical Americans of the period in supporting the army.

Historian Mike Kochan will be in the dining room of the Dennisville Inn in character as Benjamin Franklin demonstrating some of Franklin's famous inventions and experiments.

At 12:30 p.m. at the gazebo, local historian and HCSV interpreter Hank Heacock will give a presentation on Cape May County soldiers who served in the Revolution.

The Revolutionary War Encampment runs 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days.

Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May is a nonprofit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun” and demonstrate basket weaving, woodworking, blacksmithing, pottery making and other trades.

Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday from late June to Labor Day, with special events every weekend until mid-September. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village offers free admission to active duty military personnel and up to five family members.

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