Historic demonstrations, battle reenactments, guest speakers, and a taste of what life was like in the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolution.
Demonstrations on Saturday take place between 10 am and 4 pm, and on Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm and will include topics such as 18th century trade and transportation, blacksmithing, colonial toys and games, laundry, and the daily life and accoutrements of the American soldier during the Revolution.
Saturday, September 9, 10am-4pm
On Saturday, at 10 am and 1 pm, and Sunday at 1pm our living historians will provide large scale Battle demonstrations depicting the “Raid on Herkimer Flatts”, and “The Ambush”, a recreation of the Battle of Oriskany, in which General Herkimer was mortally wounded. These demonstrations will offer visitors the ability to experience the sight and sounds of the American Revolution as it played out in the Mohawk Valley.
Programming will include Perry Ground, storyteller, cultural educator, and Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, who will present “Stories from the People of the Longhouse” at 11:30 am, and “Changes to the Longhouse” at 3pm on Saturday, September 9th.
Sunday, September 10, 10am-2pm
On Sunday, September 10th, Vic DiSanto will present a program about David Williams, one of the militiamen who captured major John Andre and foiled Benedict Arnold’s plan to turn over West Point and George Washington to the British. In addition, there will be various historic vendors selling their wares on site throughout the weekend event.
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Herkimer Home State Historic Site is located at 200 NY-169, in Little Falls, NY. For more information on the event or Herkimer home contact Sharon Powell at (315) 823-0398 or by e-mail at email@example.com.