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Stephen Bradney of the 1st Regiment Flying Camp of Lancaster – Captain Joseph Work’s will be on the Rock Ford grounds conducting periodic firing demonstrations and living history. Mortar firing demonstrations will be conducted periodically throughout the day and will be held in the meadow. This activity is weather-permitting and open to the public.

Members of the First Continental Regiment will be visiting Rock Ford to work on a variety of 18th Century skills throughout the day. Planned activities for the men include drilling under the 1764 Manual of Arms and demonstrating how to start a fire, roll proper cartridges and clean a musket using proper period techniques. In addition, the ladies will be demonstrating how to put together meals using seasonal food stuffs, how to use a tape loom, how to weave a basket and other necessary skills of camp life.
$8 Adults; $7 Seniors (65+); $6 Children (6-12) and Free for Children under 6

Author Michael Harris will present a lecture on his book “Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America.” The lecture will begin promptly at 4:30 pm on the first floor of the Rock Ford Barn. Following the lecture, Mr. Harris will host a question-and-answer period followed by an opportunity to purchase copies of the book and have them signed by the author. A wine and cheese reception will be held during the book signing.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: $10 Rock Ford Foundation members; $12 non-members