18th century court days recalled


August Court Days hark back to the late 1700s, when the Judicial Court was in session and townsfolk and those living in the surrounding countryside made it an occasion for merrymaking.

A re-creation of those days will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. LTC Saturday and next Sunday in Leesburg, Va. There will be re-enactments of events of 200 years ago, including the re-election of President George Washington in 1792. The town ++ will be filled with merchants, roving musicians, mimes, militia and marching bands. New this year is an authentic Colonial period children's fair.

The event is sponsored by the Loudoun Restoration and Preservation Society for the benefit of county preservation projects. Admission is $4 for adults; free for children under 12. Call (800) 752-6118.

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