COOKSBURG – The 15th Annual Cook Forest French and Indian War Encampment will he held June 10-11 at the park.

The event will include a series of living history events depicting life during the French and Indian War. Highlights of this full two-day encampment sponsored by the Sawmill Center for the Arts include woodland natives, cannon and musket firing, cooking, primitive skills, 18th century surgical techniques, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, pottery, children’s games, sutler camp, renowned living historians, French and Indian War-era artisans, and live tactical engagements.

Visitors can take a walk back in time along the Black Bear Trail by the Sawmill Center for the Arts during open camp hours to view British, Colonial, French and Native American re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.

The full schedule includes:

Saturday, June 10

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Event Open.

• 10 to 11 a.m. — Blacksmithing Demonstration by Dennis Murray, story-teller and blacksmith, across from Sawmill Craft Market.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m. — Quill Pen Fabrication by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking in the old Sawmill Classroom ($15 for materials).

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Cooking Demonstration by Geoffrey Domowicz, Compagnie LeBoeuf chef, along Black Bear Trail at the main encampment site.

• 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — French and Indian War-era Art and Demonstrators. Meet with distinguished artists, authors, artisans and demonstrators in the Old Sawmill Classroom.

• 11 to 11:30 a.m. — Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration by the camp Corps of Artillery, located in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom.

• 11:30 a.m. to noon — Peril in the Forest. This is a tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom.

• Noon to 3 p.m. — 18th Century Surgical Techniques by Jack Mathay Compagnie LeBeouf surgeon, at the new Sawmill Classroom.

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Nasty Ned the Frontiersmen: 18th Century Teller of Tales and Historical Fact by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking, at the Sawmill Theater.

• 2 to 3 p.m. — 18th Century Children’s Games by Jen Domowicz, Compagnie LeBoeuf, along Black Bear Trail at the main encampment site.

• 2 to 3 p.m. — 18th Century Clothing Creation: The Easy Way by Bonnie Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking in the old Sawmill Classroom.

• 3 to 5 p.m. — Blacksmithing Demonstration by Dennis Murray, story-teller and blacksmith, across from the Sawmill Craft Market.

• 3 to 6 p.m. — Powderhorn and Turkey Wingbone Call Fabrication by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking in the Old Sawmill Classroom ($15 for materials).

• 3:30 to 4 p.m. — Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration by the camp Corps of Artillery, located in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom.

• 4 to 4:30 p.m. — Peril in the Forest. This is a tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom.

• 8 to 10 p.m. — American’s First World War: Causes of the French and Indian War as Told Through the Eyes of Benjamin Franklin and Friends by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking.

Sunday, June 11

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Event Open.

• 9 to 9:15 a.m. — 18th Century Sunday Service by the 42nd Highland Regiment, located in the main encampment site along Black Bear Trail.

• 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Blacksmithing Demonstration by Dennis Murray, story-teller and blacksmith, across from the Sawmill Craft Market.

• 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. — Children’s Musket Drill by camp Corps of Re-enactors, at the water tower along Black Bear Trail.

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Powderhorn and Turkey Wingbone Call Fabrication by Paul Stillman, living historian from Historically Speaking, in the old Sawmill Classroom ($12 for materials).

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — French and Indian War-era Art and Demonstrators. Meet with distinguished artists, authors, artisans and demonstrators in the old Sawmill Classroom.

• 11 to 11:30 a.m. — Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration by the camp Corps of Artillery, in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom.

• 11:30 a.m. to noon — Peril in the Forest. This is a tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom.

• 12:30 to 2 p.m. — 18th Century Surgical Techniques by Jack Mathay, Company LeBeouf surgeon, at the new Sawmill Classroom.

• 12:30 to 2 p.m. — Blacksmithing Demonstration by Dennis Murray, story-teller and blacksmith, across from the Sawmill Craft Market.

• 2 to 2:30 p.m. — Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration by the camp Corps of Artillery, in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom.

• 2:30 to 3 p.m. — Peril in the Forest. Tactical engagement in the woods along Black Bear Trail across from the old Sawmill Classroom.

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