Volunteers bring Fort at No. 4 back to life
The Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum on Route 11 has come back to life thanks to countless volunteers and the support of numerous community and business groups in the area.
The 2012 season started May 11 and continues till Oct. 31.
The museum is a reconstruction of the Fort at No. 4, which was located on a major trade and war route along the banks of the Connecticut River and served as a stronghold against invading French and Indian factions during the French and Indian War, museum director Wendy Baker said.
The Fort at No. 4 was part of the first line of defense from French and Native Americans coming from the north toward Boston, Baker said.
The Fort recalls that history on June 2 and 3 with a French and Indian War Encampment weekend.
The encampment includes over 400 re-enactors who plan to re-create the era with mock battles each day and three different camps, French, Native American and British.
The fort also served as a trading post for settlers in the area.
“Once the French and Indian War was over, it became a British territory stop on the way to founding of new towns,” Baker said. “Because this was predominantly a village of settlers, not soldiers, we also display 18th century food ways.”
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for seniors 55 and up and youths 13 to 17; $5 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.
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