Event Details

Militia Weekend at OSV

Time: September 2, 2017 at 9:30am to September 4, 2017 at 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: https://www.osv.org/event/mil…
Phone: 800-SEE-1830
Event Type: militia, old sturbridge village, labor day
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Jul 26

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Militia Weekend at OSV

In the 1830s, all male American citizens from 18 to 30 were active members of their local militia companies. Labor Day weekend will feature all the sights and sounds of the training days that these companies took part in at least twice a year. The days’ events will include everything from cannon and musket demonstrations, to martial music and sham battles, and even live firing of muskets at targets.

Come join us for what was one of the most storied events of the year for New Englanders in the 1830s.

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