Click on: video of Fort Loudoun Day May 17, 2014
The Agenda of Events
May 17, 2014 Saturday
10am to 1pm
419 N. Loudoun St
Cell Phone Tour 703-574-6110
Everyone is Welcome, All free, Light Refreshments, Rain or Shine
10am to 1pm
Tours of the grounds every half hour
by Historian and Author Norman Baker
18th Century Painting demonstrations
by re-enactor Kevin O’Malley of New York
Larry Johnston,“Liberty Man” will be present
Steve Resan will portray James Wood
11:30am Speaker: Bill Hunt – Portraying a Lt. in the F&I War
12 Noon Raise the British Flag
By 1756, when George Washington and his men
began building Fort Loudoun,
the union of Scotland and England was only 50 some years old
See what the Union Jack looked like in link below:
with re-enactors and Bagpiper Bryant Lafollette
FORT LOUDOUN DAY 2013
See Pictures from May 2013 below.
This letter states one of the reasons why
we celebrate this day every year:
From George Washington in Winchester VA, May 18, 1756
To LIEUTENANT COLONEL ADAM STEPHEN
“Sir: … I am also detained here to construct and erect a fort, which the Governor has ordered to be done with expedition. As it will be necessary to have a number of Carpenters, &c. to carry on the work with spirit, and vigour; you are desired to send down all the men of Captain George Mercers Company; those that are there of Captain Bells. All the men that are really skilled in masonry: and if all these do not make up fifty; you are to complete the party to that number, out of the best Carpenters in other Companies.”
[Note:Washington’s plan for this fort, which was called Fort Loudoun, is in the Washington Papers , Library of Congress. An extract of the act of the Virginia Legislature, dated May 12, 1756, authorizing the building of the fort, is also in the Washington Papers.
Click on complete letter below:
Pictures from Fort Loudoun Day 2013
Larry Johnson and Jim Hildbold bring the spirit of Fort Loudoun Day to life.
Larry Johnson, “Liberty Man”, explains life in the 1700’s.
Mom and son look over Liberty Man’s display.
A good time was had by all ! Charles Hall & Patsy Gochenour pose for a picture.
Dad and son join re-enactor Jim Hildbold for a photo op.
Local SAR members provide support for the raising of the Union Jack.
From Left to Right: Paul Chase, Ralph Pierce, Jim Hildbold, Rob Andrews, Brett Osborn and Jack Lillis.
Liberty Man in a reflective moment before giving his presentation.
Norman Baker, FIWF Historian, provides visitors a most excellent tour.
Dr. David Clark, Archaeologist, explains how to conduct a proper dig.
FIWF Board members and SAR support: Steven Resan, Norman Baker and Brett Osborn.
Essay Contest Winner Sydney Shepard, re-enactor Phil Hunter and Essay Contest Runner Up Taylor Hall.