American Forces Invade Brits & Iroquois at Newtown 225th Anniversary Reenactment in Elmira, NY

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On August 27, 28 & 29, 2004, the hills will once again come alive with the sound of musket fire and cannonade as the Chemung Valley Living History Center hosts the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Newtown. The event will take place Friday & Saturday, Aug. 27 & 28 at the Newtown Battlefield Reservation and on Sunday, August 29, at the peaceful 'Daniels' farm in Lowman, NY; site of the original battle will come alive with American, British & Iroquois re-enactors for a truly stunning portrayal of this famous battle. 1000 professional and amateur re-enactors will bring this multi-million dollar anniversary production to the Southern Tier for just three days.

On August 27, 28 & 29, 2004, the hills will once again come alive with the sound of musket fire and cannonade as the Chemung Valley Living History Center hosts the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Newtown. The event will take place Friday & Saturday, Aug. 27 & 28 at the Newtown Battlefield Reservation and on Sunday, August 29th, the peaceful 'Daniels' farm in Lowman, NY; site of the original battle, will come alive with American, British & Iroquois re-enactors for a truly stunning portrayal of this famous battle.

1000 professional and amateur re-enactors will bring this multi-million dollar anniversary production to the Southern Tier for just three days.

FRIDAY, August 27:

Family Education Day. Park open to the public - Parents, bring the kids to Newtown and explore 18th Century life as it was in 1779. Hands-on interpretive displays; cooking, military, tooling, clothing, wares, money... No cell phones, but plenty of ingenuity and common sense living! Professional and amateur historians, youth leaders, and volunteers from throughout the Northeast are coming to Elmira to host this exciting program. Admission $1 per person

Program includes:

Military drills with narration

Musket firing demonstration.

Tactics demonstration.

Book signing (DR. ROBERT SPIEGELMAN, author: 'Fields of Fire')

Quill pen making & Calligraphy demonstrations

Lecture on The Sullivan Expedition

Native American Village Tours & storytelling

Women's and civilians' 18th-century fashion show

Military Fashion Show

Artillery demonstration

Children's Militia - Drills and Pay Parade

Spinning demonstrations

And much more - Visit the interpretative Camp for hands-on demonstrations!

SATURDAY, August 28

Gates open at Newtown at 9:30 AM

Skirmishes:

10 AM Assault on the Crown Forces

2 PM Assault on the Six Nations (at the permanent 1779 Indian Village at Newtown)

4 PM Assault on Continental Camp

Monument rededication dedication 1 PM

Camps open to the public Trolley/bus rides to the camps & Iroquois Village

Book signing

Quill pen making & calligraphy demonstrations

SUNDAY, August 29

1 - 3 PM    225th Anniversary of the Battle of Newtown at the Daniels Farm, Lowman, NY

Gate opens at the Daniels farm at 10 AM and close at 12:30 PM for safety issues before the battle begins.

(No battle action at Newtown Battlefield Park)

Free onsite parking. Recommended to get to the Daniels/Jilson Farm at least 1 hour before the battle. Battle time 2 PM

Friday Admission: $1.00

Saturday & Sunday Admission:

1 day ticket $10 Adult, $7 student/senior, $30 family

2 day Weekend Pass $16 Adult, $10 student/senior, $45 family

Advance sale 1 day, $8 adult, $5 student/senior, $25 family

Advance sale 2 day Weekend Pass, $12 adult, $8 student/senior, $40 family

Advance sale ticket locations:

Community Bookstore, Elmira

Chemung Valley History Museum, Elmira,

Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, Elmira,

Jubilee Foods, Horseheads

Tioga Point Museum, Athens

Online: http://www.ChemungValley.org

For more information contact:

General Information:

Tom Cornwell

607-732-1635

tom@mizar5.com

General Information:

Pam Newton

607-732-3944

newtons@infoblvd.net

Volunteers:

Ruth Walters

607-776-2336

Vendors:

Paul Perine

psperine@aol.com

Native American Village:

Jack Andrus

607-733-2088

raja18c@aol.com

Education Day:

Michael Grenier

585-671-8738

majorlxiv@aol.com

PSA Available (Audio): http://www.chemungvalley.org/newtown.mp3

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