January at the Old Fort

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

January 23, 2016

January 30, 2016

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

Phone: (260) 437-2836

Link: http://www.oldfortwayne.org

Event Description

January 22, 2016 Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM EST

January at the Old Fort

All events are open to the public at no charge. Donations are accepted. For more information 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.

Civil War Garrison
Saturday, January 23, Sat. 10am - 4pm
Civil War era soldiers will gather at the Old Fort on Saturday, January 23 for drill and training. The morning will feature demonstrations highlighting both military and civilian life during the Civil War. The afternoon activities will include field drills and an attack on the Fort (weather permitting).

Nouvelle Annee, French Garrison of Fort Wayne in 1756
Saturday, January 30, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Experience a winter with the French of Fort Miamis. Re-enactors will spend the weekend living in the Fort, which will be open for visitors on Saturday. Their goal is to recreate actual events which occurred in and around what is now Fort Wayne in the year 1756. They do so by examining letters written by the French commanders of what was then known as Fort Miamis and then attempt to recreate those events.

Re-enactors from "Les Habitants et Marines du Post de Miamis" will portray soldiers, citizens, and Native Americans, and will represent what the typical population would have been doing at the time of the second French post here in Fort Wayne. Mail call, military drills, scouting, cooking, and sewing will be some of the events taking place during the event. A full schedule of the day’s activities will be available on the Fort Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HistoricFortWayne/).

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