AUGUSTA — The Daniel Savage Company will host an Arnold Expedition Re-enactment Weekend to honor Benedict Arnold’s march to Quebec on Saturday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 17, at Fort Western, 16 Cony St.

In September 1775, at the beginning of the American Revolution, Colonel Benedict Arnold and his 1100-man army arrived at Fort Western in anticipation of an attack on British-held Quebec.

Throughout the weekend, displays and demonstrations pertaining to the soldiers of the expedition will be presented at the Fort. Visitors can learn about loading and firing a flintlock musket, 18th century medicine, fire-starting with flint and steel, and building shelters used by the soldiers while at Fort Western.

Fort Western (1754) is a National Historic Landmark and Living History Museum in Augusta, and America’s oldest surviving wooden French and Indian War era garrison in North America illuminating 300 years of Maine and New England History.

September hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday.

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


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