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Artificers’ Weekend at Saratoga National Historical Park

July 13, 2013 @ 10:00 am - July 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

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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.

A line of American militia troops unleashes a volley of musket fire. (National Park Service Photo)

A line of American militia troops unleashes a volley of musket fire. (National Park Service Photo)

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!

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Details

Start:
July 13, 2013 @ 10:00 am
End:
July 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
None

Venue

Saratoga National Historical Park
648 Rte. 32
Stillwater, NY 12170 United States

Organizer

Saratoga National Historical Park
Phone:
518-670-2980
Email:
gina_johnson@nps.gov
Website:
www.nps.gov/sara

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