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Historic Fort Frederick State Park Hosts The Brigade of the American Revolution

Big Pool, Md. (June 14, 2012) — The Brigade of the American Revolution will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a weekend of 18th century living-history demonstrations and battle reenactments on June 23 and 24. Historic Fort Fredrick State Park will host the event, taking visitors on a journey back in time to the American War for Independence.

“The return of the Brigade of the American Revolution to Fort Frederick continues a longtime relation that goes back to the Bicentennial,” said Ranger Bob Study. “The Maryland Park Service is very pleased to host the group’s national, 50th anniversary celebration at Fort Frederick State Park.”

During the American Revolution, Fort Frederick served as prisoner of war camp for British soldiers captured at the battles of Saratoga and Yorktown.

Throughout the weekend, a variety of activities will take place in both the American and British camps. Living historians will camp in the park and the fort and demonstrate the life of the American and British Armies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. The event features People of the Brigade talks at 11 a.m. and battle reenactments at 1:30 p.m. Period crafts and vendors will also be available.

There is a service charge for this event. Access for people with disabilities is available; however, most of the event activities are situated on grassy areas that may present difficult rolls or walks. Food, gift, and souvenir items will be available for sale at Captain Wort's Sutler Shop.

Fort Frederick is located off of Rt 70 exit 12 at State Route 56 in Big Pool, Md. More information is available by calling the park at 301-842-2155.


   June 14, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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