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April 2019

Siege of Fort at Ninety Six Anniversary

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Ninety Six National Historic Site, 1103 Hwy 248
Ninety Six, SC 29666 United States

The Siege of Ninety Six was a siege in western South Carolina late in the American Revolutionary War. From May 22 to June 18, 1781, Continental Army Major General Nathanael Greene led 1,000 troops in a siege against the 550 Loyalists in the fortified village of Ninety Six, South Carolina. The 28-day siege centered on an earthen fortification known as Star Fort. Despite having more troops, Greene was unsuccessful in taking the town, and was forced to lift the siege…

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May 2019

Florida State Black Powder Championships

May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - May 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Central Florida Rifle & Pistol Club, 14646 Wewahootee Rd
Orlando, 32832 United States
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Dust off your old firelock and join both reenactors as well as avid black powder shooters at the 2019 Muzzleloaders Championships. Event is held at the Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club.

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June 2019

Patriot’s Night Watch at Hewitt’s Mill

June 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Florida Agriculture Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road North
Palm Coast, FL 32737 United States
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$12

With the signing of the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776, nearly 17,000 loyalists fled to St. Augustine, the British capital of the East Florida Colony. With effigies of John Adams and John Handcock hung and burned in the town square, John Hewitt's water-driven sawmill on Pellicer Creek began cutting 1,500 feet of lumber each day to meet St. Augustine's housing crisis. The Revolutionary War had come to Florida and the story just had just begun. Join us for a…

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November 2019

Battle at 96

November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Ninety Six National Historic Site, 1103 Hwy 248
Ninety Six, SC 29666 United States
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Battle at 96 This is a supported EFR event. Contact Ranger Rick Holgate for specific information. Attached is information about the original battle (where the first Patriot in the South was killed) and the Registration Form.  This was an event that Whig and Loyalist Militias fought in so there would be no uniforms, just what Militia of the day wore.  It has been a fun event Rick has done for the past 2 years.  He plans leave on Thursday the…

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Walk Back In Time

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Florida Agriculture Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road North
Palm Coast, FL 32737 United States
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$5.00

This event will include both Rev War, Seminole Wars and Civil War reenactors. The Agricultural Museum property is large with ample areas to set up military encampments. For East Florida Rangers, we are not sure of details as we have not participated in this event before. You should expect to come Friday afternoon and set up your camp. Public are invited both Saturday and Sunday. Campsites should include educational activities for your historic period. You can cook, provided fires are…

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December 2019

Colonial Night Watch

December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Colonial Quarter Museum, 43 St George St.
St, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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This year's premiere living history event, the Colonial Night Watch, will be held Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7, 2019. Friday evening, in conjunction with the National Park Service, the Saint Augustine Garrison will be participating in the "Enemy at the Gates” program at the Castillo de San Marcos. This special presentation with a very limited amount of tickets to be sold, takes visitors in small groups through various vignettes portraying historical events during the siege of 1740 in…

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February 2020

2020 School Days at Fort Foster

February 5 - February 7
Ft Foster State Park, 15402 US-301
Thonotosassa, FL 33592 United States
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This “Back in Time” living history program, “School Days at Fort Foster”, takes place on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before the Fort Foster Rendezvous. School Days at Fort Foster features the military, Seminoles and civilians along with a variety of craft demonstrations. This event offers a special time for students to enjoy a first person history lesson, students can take a ranger-led tour of a Florida frontiers fort, and interact with period-dress, Seminole natives. For more information, see School…

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2020 Fort Foster Rendezvous

February 8 - February 9
Ft Foster State Park, 15402 US-301
Thonotosassa, FL 33592 United States
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Join us for the 24th Annual Fort Foster Rendezvous on February 8-9, 2020 at Fort Foster State Historic Site in Thonotosassa, Florida. The Fort Foster Rendezvous is a living history reenactment featuring military, Seminole, and civilian reenactors, sutlers, traders, and craft demonstrations. The annual Fort Foster Rendezvous features military demonstrations and a small reenactment that is loosely based on the skirmish and varies from year to year. This Fort Foster Rendezvous weekend will offer ongoing daily live firing demonstrations and…

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Pinecastle Pioneer Days

February 22 - February 23

Pineer Days is an annual family‑oriented, community‑sponsored/planned event promoting the living history of the Pine Castle area through demonstrations and other educational opportunities for attendees. East Florida Rangers will set up a revolutionary era camp, have numerous accoutrements of the period on display and demonstrate line firing by command several times during each day. The event is held in Cypress Grove Park located in Edgewood, FL 32839 .

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Kingsley Heritage Celebration: Fort George Island Through the Ages

February 22
Kingsley Plantation, 11676 Palmetto Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32226 United States
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Free

This event celebrates the 6000 years of history that is represented physically on Fort George Island. The Island was part of Gov Tonyn’s Plantation during British period 1763-1784. Stations will include the First Spanish Period Mission San Juan del Puerto, British Period Fort St. George, 19th century plantation life, and early 20th century recreation. Total stations will be around 15 on a 50-acre site. Camp space will only have room for three tents as a result. Expected number of attendees/visitors…

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