AUGUSTA — Fort Western’s James Howard Company will conduct a new member meeting for those interest in the French and Indian War or the Revolutionary War era of New England.

The meeting will begin at noon Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Old Fort Western Learning Gallery in the City Center building, 16 Cony St.

The James Howard Company, is a living history re-enactment unit based out of and in association with Fort Western, the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store and house museum on the east side of the Kennebec River, across from downtown. The company is dedicated to preserving and promoting Fort Western by participating in activities both at Fort Western and offsite. The company takes its name from Capt. James Howard, captain at Fort Western from 1754-67.

This is an opportunity to experience what a soldier’s life was like in 18th century New England by exploring soldiering and the activities involved in the daily life of a soldier surviving on the frontier.

This is a volunteer opportunity and although Fort Western can lend some clothing and equipment for the beginner, there will be some expense incurred by the volunteer for period footwear, supplies and accessories.

For more information, call 626-2385 or email [email protected]

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