The Somerset Historical Center will host a Multi-Era Military Encampment on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a sampling of everything from French Marines during the French and Indian War to German Paratroopers during World War II.
"Folks of all ages from pre-school to old school will find exciting demonstrations and educational programs throughout both days," said Katie Cordek, education coordinator at the center.
Visitors will be able to walk through the camps of French and Indian, Revolutionary, Civil, and both World Wars, as well as the Center's museum, historic buildings, and garden.
Special admission pricing (buy one, get one free) will apply both days.
"On Saturday, a presentation by Mike Hardwig entitled 'Every Gun Has a Story' will relate the history of several different guns from the Civil War," Cordek said. "A second presentation that day by Richard Hayden will focus on The War of 1812." Both presentations will take place in the afternoon.
Firing demonstrations start at noon both days and include weaponry from the different eras. Children's games will be available all day, both days. Refreshments will be for sale by the LHOAF group (Living History Organization for the Advancement of Foodways).
For more information, contact the Somerset Historical Center at 814-445-6077 or visit its website at www.somersethistoricalcenter.org.
The Somerset Historical Center is located four miles north of Somerset on Route 985.
Persons with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodation should call in advance to discuss their needs.
The Somerset Historical Center, one of 28 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History, is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in partnership with the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County.