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September 11, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer Blow the tin coach horn. The peddlers are coming to town. Sutlers selling Civil War-era items began to arrive Wednesday for the 135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam. In the 19th century, peddlers traveling by coach would announce their arrival in each town by blowing a three-foot-long tin horn, said Bill Hoover, who owns Village Tinsmithing Works of Randolph, Ohio. Hoover, 58, set up a tent Wednesday to display his cookpots, lanterns, flasks and small tobacco tins, all made on period tinsmithing machines.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | April 27, 2006
BIG POOL - Much like sutlers did in the 18th century, Neal Redmond sells handcrafted wares for a living. In his case, the wares are wearable. Redmond and his wife, Margie, make 18th-century-style military and civilian clothing, such as waistcoats, knee britches, long pants, shirts, sleep waistcoats, coats, hats and ladies clothing. They will be among more than 130 artisans, craftspeople and vendors at Fort Frederick's 12th annual 18th Century Market Fair today through Sunday.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | April 27, 2013
Traders pulled primitive carts full of wares across fields in the cool morning air. Servants used long sticks to stir stew in sturdy black pots, and a town crier announced an auction to take place after noon. The wistful tunes of a fife sailed in the breeze as young girls in bonnets frolicked Saturday morning near a 1756 stone fort. It was the 19th year of the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park's 18th Century Market Fair, where re-enactors and vendors known as sutlers gather from across the United States to remember and celebrate colonial life.
NEWS
April 26, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer BIG POOL, Md. - Visitors can take a stroll through the nation's early history this weekend at Fort Frederick State Park during the third annual Market Fair and Rifle Frolic. Re-enactors will portray traders and "sutlers" in full costumes from the 1640s to the 1840s showing and selling their wares. The three-day event started Friday. It will continue today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The entry fee is $3 per person.
NEWS
December 23, 2007
Art expert researches Renaissance works Washington County Museum of Fine Arts was awarded a Kress Foundation Curatorial Fellowship for 2007-08. With these grant funds, the museum hired Leopoldine van Hogendrop Prosperetti to conduct research on the old master collection. Prosperetti will speak about the collection at a series of brown bag lunches in February. For more information, call 301-739-5727, ext. 10. Civil War march set SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg will commemorate its place in Civil War history at the sixth annual March to Destiny in summer 2008.
NEWS
April 27, 2001
Re-enactors at Fort Frederick travel back in time By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com Joshua Wismer pulls Brigid and Erin McMenamin across the grass Thursday at Markey Fair at Fort Frederick. They came from Bucks County, Pa. Re-enactors from across the country set up tents as the four-day event got under way. Men in breeches and stockings and women in ankle-length wool skirts line up at a small tavern waiting for gobblers knob turkey stew and Aunt Toot's Garrison Holler Vegetable Soup.
NEWS
September 11, 1997
135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam Today 8 a.m. - registration and camps open to participants 6 p.m. - All sutlers must be set up by this time. Sutlers won't be allowed to set up after 6 p.m. No vehicles will be allowed into the sutler area until 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Friday, Sept. 12 8 a.m. - troops leave for parade and preservation march through Hagerstown 9 a.m. - step off for parade and preservation march 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - school tours of encampment Stations: United States Sanitary Commission Christian Commission Displays - Mr. Artz's Collection and Medical Museum of Frederick Federal Cavalry Demonstration Ladies Aid Societies Demonstrations - Children during the Civil War Military drills, camp tours Cavalry arrives at re-enactment site after 50-mile ride through the mountains About 2:30 p.m. - Troops who participated in march/parade return and go into battle, which will last until about 4 p.m. 6 p.m. - No cars allowed in camps after this time.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2012
Visiting Fort Frederick State Park this weekend will be like taking a walk back in time. “Everything is all old-looking here,” said Williamsport resident Jerry Keplinger, 58. “It's quiet and relaxing.” Keplinger was among those who turned out Thursday for the first day of the 18th Century Market Fair. The 18th annual fair, which runs through Sunday, includes sutlers selling 18th-century materials, campers re-creating the period from 1730 to 1790, period music and more.
NEWS
September 11, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer Washington County will go back in time this weekend to host an abundance of Civil War-related activities for the 135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam. The weekend kicks off with a nine-mile parade of an expected 2,000 re-enactors starting at Longmeadow Shopping Center at 9 a.m. Friday. Opening ceremonies start at 10 a.m. at the North Potomac Street parking lot in downtown Hagerstown. More than 12,000 Civil War re-enactors will converge on a 612-acre farm off Md. 65 south of Hagerstown to stage possibly the largest-ever Civil War re-enactment.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | April 27, 2013
Traders pulled primitive carts full of wares across fields in the cool morning air. Servants used long sticks to stir stew in sturdy black pots, and a town crier announced an auction to take place after noon. The wistful tunes of a fife sailed in the breeze as young girls in bonnets frolicked Saturday morning near a 1756 stone fort. It was the 19th year of the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park's 18th Century Market Fair, where re-enactors and vendors known as sutlers gather from across the United States to remember and celebrate colonial life.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2012
Visiting Fort Frederick State Park this weekend will be like taking a walk back in time. “Everything is all old-looking here,” said Williamsport resident Jerry Keplinger, 58. “It's quiet and relaxing.” Keplinger was among those who turned out Thursday for the first day of the 18th Century Market Fair. The 18th annual fair, which runs through Sunday, includes sutlers selling 18th-century materials, campers re-creating the period from 1730 to 1790, period music and more.
NEWS
December 23, 2007
Art expert researches Renaissance works Washington County Museum of Fine Arts was awarded a Kress Foundation Curatorial Fellowship for 2007-08. With these grant funds, the museum hired Leopoldine van Hogendrop Prosperetti to conduct research on the old master collection. Prosperetti will speak about the collection at a series of brown bag lunches in February. For more information, call 301-739-5727, ext. 10. Civil War march set SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg will commemorate its place in Civil War history at the sixth annual March to Destiny in summer 2008.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | April 26, 2007
BIG POOL - Last weekend Kathy and Robert Bingaman were in the 1860s. This weekend they'll be in the mid-1700s. They've discovered a way to get a taste of history without discovering time travel. The Bingamans are a Williamsport-area couple who, in search of a hobby to enjoy together when their son Ryan grew up and moved out of the house, became re-enactors. They will portray a British Colonial husband and wife traveling west to the frontier to resettle during Fort Frederick State Park's annual 18th Century Market Fair, which starts today and runs through Sunday.
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by KAREN HANNA | April 28, 2006
BIG POOL As his security systems kept watch over an empty tent, one artisan at a re-enactment encampment said he enjoyed life in simpler times. Thanks to Phred and Charlie, David C. Kazmark of Spring City, Tenn., has peace of mind. "That's my watch weasel, Phred, see, and Charlie's over there ... I tell kids they've got cameras in their eyes," Kazmark said, pointing to two stuffed minks hanging over a display of handmade leather ammunition bags. Leather bags and belts, flintlock rifles, swords, knives, leggings, wooden shoes and long socks are among the wares visitors will see during this weekend's 18th-Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | April 24, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com BIG POOL - The smell of animal skin, burning pipe tobacco and possibly bare feet normally may have turned away more than a few customers, but Ernie Marvin had a steady flow of prospective buyers Friday morning. Marvin was selling animal pelts of all shapes, sizes and cuts at the 10th annual 18th Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park. Underneath a tent and with nothing between his feet and the bare earth but a few blades of grass, Marvin puffed a pipe as he explained what brought him to the event from Michigan.
NEWS
April 27, 2001
Re-enactors at Fort Frederick travel back in time By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com Joshua Wismer pulls Brigid and Erin McMenamin across the grass Thursday at Markey Fair at Fort Frederick. They came from Bucks County, Pa. Re-enactors from across the country set up tents as the four-day event got under way. Men in breeches and stockings and women in ankle-length wool skirts line up at a small tavern waiting for gobblers knob turkey stew and Aunt Toot's Garrison Holler Vegetable Soup.
NEWS
September 11, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer Washington County will go back in time this weekend to host an abundance of Civil War-related activities for the 135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam. The weekend kicks off with a nine-mile parade of an expected 2,000 re-enactors starting at Longmeadow Shopping Center at 9 a.m. Friday. Opening ceremonies start at 10 a.m. at the North Potomac Street parking lot in downtown Hagerstown. More than 12,000 Civil War re-enactors will converge on a 612-acre farm off Md. 65 south of Hagerstown to stage possibly the largest-ever Civil War re-enactment.
NEWS
September 11, 1997
135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam Today 8 a.m. - registration and camps open to participants 6 p.m. - All sutlers must be set up by this time. Sutlers won't be allowed to set up after 6 p.m. No vehicles will be allowed into the sutler area until 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Friday, Sept. 12 8 a.m. - troops leave for parade and preservation march through Hagerstown 9 a.m. - step off for parade and preservation march 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - school tours of encampment Stations: United States Sanitary Commission Christian Commission Displays - Mr. Artz's Collection and Medical Museum of Frederick Federal Cavalry Demonstration Ladies Aid Societies Demonstrations - Children during the Civil War Military drills, camp tours Cavalry arrives at re-enactment site after 50-mile ride through the mountains About 2:30 p.m. - Troops who participated in march/parade return and go into battle, which will last until about 4 p.m. 6 p.m. - No cars allowed in camps after this time.
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