2019 French Creek Heritage Event

Prelude to Independence:  Unrest in the Ohio Country

July 13 & 14, 2019

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This is the 5th annual event organized by the Cochranton Area Redevelopment Effort, Inc., The French Creek Living History Association and The French Creek Valley Conservancy.

In 2019, we are targeting a set of speakers and living history demonstrations with a focus on the 1764-1774 period on the colonial frontier, including Lord Dunmore’s War.  Among others, our distinguished speakers will include Glenn Williams, Senior Historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History (Fort McNair, DC) and author of “Dunmore’s War:  The Last Conflict of the Colonial Era”.

  • Early camp set-up will be 1PM Friday, July 12. Teardown is anytime after 4 PM on Sunday, July 14. You may stay over Sunday night and leave on Monday morning if you wish.
  • The usual amenities will be offered, as well as an onsite food vendor.
  • Period canoe trip Saturday morning. Transport of canoes and watercraft will be provided.
  • There will be free ice and bottled water, as well as a catered bar-b-que for all reenactors on Saturday night.
  • We hope that you can support this event by attending this year!

NOTE:  New this year, we are planning to emphasize “first person” portrayals and highlight living history demonstrations, in addition to our normal speaker presentations.  Also, we are working with Mercyhurst University to significantly enhance the archaeological portion of the event, targeting activities and demonstrations tailored for both children and adults.  As always, please feel free to contact us with any ideas or recommendations for such a program, as well as whether you’d have an interest in participating in some way!  We’re actively seeking first person portrayals and portrayalists – Now is your chance!

CONTACTS

Reenactor Coordinator - Jim Brown, 814-694-3684, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Living History Coordinator - Bill Schneider, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Childrens Program Coordinators - Cindy Phelps, Missi Maruska, 814-425-7700, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Event Information - Mark Roche, 814-425-7700, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.