HALLOWELL — Old Hallowell Day 2012 is set for Saturday on Water Street and The Vaughan Estate.

Old Fort Western has been invited to help celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Hallowell. The historic interpreters will march in the parade and participate in a French and Indian War encampment at the Vaughan Homestead.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Water Street. Historic interpreters, soldiers of the James Howard Co., and other reenactment groups from the area, will march in period clothing.

From noon to 4 p.m., a free shuttle will run from the Row House booth to the Vaughan Homestead. Participants can visit the encampment to see men, women and children in period costume; watch demonstrations in blacksmithing and wood hewing, participate in 18th century activities such as games and laundry; and try their hand at writing with quill and ink. Historic re-enactors will be on hand to talk about life in Hallowell during the 1700s. The Vaughan Homestead will also offer house tours in the afternoon.

People of all ages can enjoy these free educational activities. For more information, call 626-2385 or email [email protected] For more information on Old Hallowell Day, visit oldhallowellday.org.

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