Living in Historic Fort Wayne

By Emily Dwire

February 17, 2013 Updated Feb 17, 2013 at 8:01 PM EDT

Have you ever wondered what life was like for soldiers and their families back in the 1700s? People got the chance to learn all about it today at the Old Fort

Members of several midwestern American Revolution reenacting groups spent the whole weekend at the fort, recreating the daily duties that officers, enlisted men and their families would do back then.

Soldiers practiced military drills and rolled cartridges. Artisans were also on hand to display period crafts and activities, like cooking and quilting. And a special demonstration of pewter casting of 18th century spoons was featured.

Cody Campbell, one of the re-enactors, says events like this help educate the community about historic Fort Wayne. He says they're group is trying to bring history to life, and at the same time show people that the fort is still here and that Indiana has a great history going all the way back to the French and Indian War.

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