A Revolutionary War Living History Encampment is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13, at the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden.

The event will be hosted by the Fletcher’s Company of the St. George area and the Daniel Savage’s Company of Fort Western in Augusta.

The Court House grounds will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Court House tours will run through 4 p.m. Re-enactors will demonstrate and interpret military history, mission, equipment, skills and experiences of the local militia. Soldiers and camp followers will practice military drill, fire muskets, cook, lawn bowl and otherwise entertain. Medical tools of the period will be on display and procedures such as amputation of damaged limbs, etc. will be demonstrated.

Several short “scouts,” conducted by Fletcher’s Company, are planned for Saturday, the public is invited to participate. Youngsters will be issued wooden muskets and, after training, can accompany the soldiers as they search for the “Loyalists.” A longer two-hour scout on the trails is set for 9-11 a.m. Sunday.

The 1761 Pownalborough Court House, operated by the Lincoln County Historical Association. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Columbus Day weekend, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in August.

For more information, call Jay Robbins at 737-2239.

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