Taming of the Wilderness

Enjoy a full day as craftsmen, artisans and living historians demonstrate many aspects of life in the late 1700s through the early 1800s. Demonstrations will highlight the building trades, homemaking skills and general everyday expertise needed to settle and survive in the Wilderness. Artisans will be present throughout the day, demonstrating skills of the time such as stone masonry, wood working and the hewing and shaping of logs for cabin construction. Domestic activities to be shown include spinning and weaving, the tanning of deer hides, open hearth cooking and long rifle hunting skills. The Germanna Foundation will have a display of their archaeological activities. Other living history re-enactors will depict inn and tavern life, portrayals of a period musician, an18th century surgeon and an itinerant sketch artist. Also, our wonderful blacksmith will be returning this year, and you won’t want to miss him! In addition to the ongoing living history activities, several presentations and tours will be offered throughout the day. Long time FoWB member and amateur archaeologist Dale Brown will give a presentation at 12:30 P.M. about the origins and construction of Ellwood Manor. His talk will include information concerning the locations of several of the outbuildings such as the kitchen, diary, smokehouse and oven.


Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 4 PM

Cost: This event is free and open to the public!

Location: Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508

Website: http://www.fowb.org/

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/230493870964585/