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Artificers’ Weekend at Saratoga National Historical Park
July 13, 2013 @ 10:00 am - July 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pmNone
STILLWATER — Learn “how it’s made” eighteenth-century style at a special Artificers’ Weekend at Saratoga National Historical Park, located between Rte. 4 and Rte. 32 in Stillwater. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.
What’s an artificer? Eighteenth-century artificers were professional tradesmen working with armies to provide or repair supplies needed by the troops. Blacksmiths made and repaired iron and steel implements. Tailors sewed uniforms for soldiers. Woodworkers built or fixed wooden items like boxes, benches, or tool handles. Tinsmiths made or fixed canteens, cups. bowls, or lanterns.
If you’d like to see how common items were manufactured in early America, well before the age of industrialization, this is a perfect opportunity. Join Saratoga National Historical Park for this free weekend event!