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Living History Events at the Old Fort

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from May 14, 2016 until May 15, 2016

April 23, 2016

April 9, 2016

April 16, 2016

Location: Historic Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone: (260) 437-2836

Email: info@oldfortwayne.org

Link: http://www.oldfortwayne.org

Event Description

March 7, 2016 Updated Mar 23, 2016 at 10:11 AM EDT

Living History: British Garrison (Seven Years War)
Saturday, April 9 10am-5pm
British soldiers from the mid-1700’s will be training at the Old Fort this weekend. The event, sponsored by Seven Years War, inc., will feature artillery and infantry drills, as well as troop inspections and glimpses of life for a British soldier on the American frontier. The Fort will be open to the public: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Admission: Freewill donation. For more information: www.oldfortwayne.org or call (260) 437-2836. The Old Fort is located at 1201 Spy Run Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Parking is available at Headwaters and Lawton Parks.

Living History: 13th Pennsylvania Drill: 1776 - 1782
Saturday, April 16 10am-4pm
A local Revolutionary War reenactment group will hold a drill weekend at the Old Fort. The 13th Pennsylvania Regiment of Foote is a local living history group that recreates both military and civilian life in colonial America. Their drill weekend will include training for new recruits and military drills, as well as period cooking and sewing demos.
The Fort will be open to the public on Saturday, April 16th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission: donation. For more information: www.oldfortwayne.org or call (260) 437-2836. The Old Fort is located at 1201 Spy Run Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Parking is available at Headwaters and Lawton Parks.

Living History: Early Modern Muster of Arms: Soldiers of Pike and Shot 1580 - 1610
Saturday, April 23, 10am-5pm
The Old Fort will play host to a mercenary company, representing the years 1580 – 1610. Re-enactors portraying soldiers from England, Spain, France, Germany, and Poland will converge on the Fort to join the roll of the mercenary company of the Banner of St. Michal. As they train to become a unified fighting force, recruits will showcase the life and times of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. See what soldiers and civilians in the Age of Discovery wore and ate, as well as how they trained in their trade and interacted with one another.
Admission: Freewill donation.

Living History: Muster on the St. Mary’s – a Timeline Event
Saturday, May 14, 10am-6pm
Sunday, May 15, 10am-4pm
Historical re-enactors representing times from the early Romans through WWI converge on Fort Wayne’s Historic Old Fort. Demonstrations will be given on period cooking, gardening, military life, and much more spanning 2000 years. Stop in and experience first-hand the life and activities of the people from across the ages.
The Fort will be open to the public throughout the weekend: Saturday, May 14th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 15th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tours of the Old Fort will be offered both days. Admission: Freewill donation.

Parking for all events is available at Headwaters and Lawton Parks.




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