Colonial Times: A Day to Remember brings past to life

Elijah Boesche watches as his son Daniel Boesche, then 2, of Statesboro, Ga., plays a drum with a Colonial reenactor named Luke the Storyteller at the 2012 Colonial Times: A Day to Remember at the Living History Park in North Augusta.

Learn about life from 1735 to 1785 this weekend at Living History Park in North Augusta, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave. Colonial Times: A Day to Remember will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Visitors to this free event will see demonstrations of weaving, woodworking, gunsmithing and candle making and a colonial herb garden. Special guests include Ben Franklin and Faire Wynds. Learn more at colonialtimes.us or call (803) 979-9776.

 

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