august, 2021

28aug10:00 am5:00 pm18th Century Living History Events - Rogers Rangers Garrison

Event Details

This summer season bring your family to a fun outdoor program series, 18th Century Living. Professional craftspeople and reenactors will be on hand at the Wyman Tavern Museum to demonstrate the art of 'doing history.' Demonstrations and discussions vary each month with themes including Woodworking, Home Crafts, Metalsmithing, and the Rogers Rangers Garrison. *August 28, 2021 ~ Rogers Rangers Garrison. 10 am - 4pm Rogers' Rangers began in 1755 as a company of provincial force in British North America; the latest in a long line of New England Ranger Companies dating back to the 1670s. Rogers’ received his commission from King George. He was very active in defense of the Colonies from the French. He chose to remain loyal to the Crown, during the American Rebellion. He was not trusted by the English, as he was American born, he was not trusted by the “Rebels” as he remained a Loyalist. He was commissioned during the War of Independence Loyalist Forces: to raise up the Queen’s Rangers and later the King’s Rangers. Descendants of these American Loyalist forces are still recognized in Canada today.   The Rangers will be in Garrison, so no battles. They will demonstrate camp-life: accoutrements for scouting, leather work, gun repair, etc. as well as mustering and practice drills. There will be some practice firings. As a British unit, of course there will be a British flag proudly displayed. (Everyone in the Grants were British Citizens at this time! ) Robert Rogers’ Ranger Commission was active c.1755-1763. Many of the Rangers were enlisted from Monadnock towns, including Nutfield, Londonderry, the Monadnock Grants: Peterborough, Dublin, Nelson, the Ashuelots: Swanzey (Lower Ashuelot), Keene (Upper Ashuelot), Northfield: later including Hinsdale, Fort Dummer, Vernon VT, Putney VT and the 4 Connecticut River Grants: #1: Chesterfield, #2: Westmoreland, #3 Walpole and #4 Charlestown. (At this time, all of Southeastern NH was thought to be part of Massachusetts…) ________________________________________________________________________________________ *All events require ticket for timed admission. Please arrive at your scheduled time, attendees will have 1 hour to attend the event and visit with the demonstrators. Tickets: $10.00 per adult and free admission for Children 18 and under The Wyman Tavern Museum is a Blue Star Museum. Blue Star Families should contact Education Director, Jennifer Carroll at dired@hsccnh.org for admission tickets. The Historical Society of Cheshire County is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, C&S Grocers, and the Putnam Foundation. COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures By purchasing a ticket from the Historical Society of Cheshire County you agree to abide by these policies: Masks are required for all visitors at all times. Wash hands and use hand sanitizer. 6' social distancing is required at all times. Stay home if you are feeling sick or symptomatic. Staff will be performing self-health checks before coming into work. Reserve your spot at 18th Century Living History Events - Rogers Rangers Garrison Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

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Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Wyman Tavern

339 Main Street

Organizer

Historical Society of Cheshire County

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