Colonial Times: A Day to Remember

Each year, Olde Towne sponsors Colonial Times: A Day To Remember, a two-day event that draws people from all over the Southeast and beyond. The reputation of Olde Towne reenactments and living exhibits has spread beyond the limits of Aiken County. Members have participated in such varied events as the grand opening of the Augusta-Richmond County Museum, the reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina, Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck, South Carolina, the 200th Anniversery of the Ezekiel Harris Historic House, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Beech Island Heritage Day.

Schedule of Events

Both Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. until closing:
Our special guests talk with visitors, give demonstrations and entertain throughout the day. Stop by the tavern for Games in the Tavern. Colonial Dance demonstrations will be held both days.

SATURDAY:
10:00 a.m. Tavern open to the public
11:00 a.m. Demonstrations and entertainment throughout the weekend. Games in the Tavern.
11:00 a.m. Colonial Dance (Colonial Barn)
1:00 p.m. Medical demonstration with leeches (Apothecary Shop)
1:30 p.m. Colonial Dance (Colonial Barn)
2:00 p.m. Demonstration / Firing of weapons
Call to Arms Olde Town Militia
2:30 p.m. Surgeon demonstration
4:00 p.m. Colonial Dance (Colonial Barn)
5:00 p.m. Town Waits/Camp closes

SUNDAY:
10:00 a.m. Camp Opens
10:30 a.m. 18th century Anglican worship service (Meeting House)
11:00 p.m. Tavern open to the public
1:00 p.m. Colonial Dance (Colonial Barn)
Medical demonstration with leeches
(Apothecary Shop)
2:00 p.m. Demonstration / Firing of weapons
Call to Arms Olde Town Militia
2:30 p.m. Surgeon demonstration
3:00 p.m. Colonial Dance (Colonial Barn)
4:00 p.m. Town Waits/Camp closes

Be sure to visit Roger's Ordinary for lunch, snacks and refreshments.


Irish linen worker

Camp scene with women


We would like to thank all of the supporters and volunteers. Without their efforts throughout the year these events and this park would not be possible.


All photos courtesy of Larry Gleason

The Mercantile

26th Annual A Day to Remember

Watch our colonial past come to life through demonstrations and living exhibits. Featured attractions include hornsmithing, pottery, a tomahawk throw, butter churning, weaving and spinning, quilting, candle making, scrimshaw, pewterer, musket firing demonstrations, calligraphy, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, woodworking, and meat smoking and curing.

Be sure to stop by and visit with the Indian traders, the Backwoodsmen, the Sutlers, the Milliner, the Tavern Keeper, the Alchemist, and pet the animals! Dance master Dana Cheney will call colonial dance on both days. Please join in and learn how to do Hole in the Wall, Christ Church Bells, Duke of Kent Waltz, and others. Dance times will be posted at the Barn.

George and Martha Washington 


Take a look at the 2008 event
video of Faire Wynds


View a slideshow of photos from the 2010 Colonial Days event. All photos courtesy of Larry Gleason.


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Download a brochure of the event


SPECIAL GUESTS:
Field Surgeons
Ben Franklin
Faire Wynds Historical Entertainment
Punch & Judy Puppet Show
George and Martha Washington
Irish Linen worker
Dance master
Dana Cheney
Jim McGaw
Ken Bloom
Olde Towne Militia
The Rat Catcher


A Call to Arms

The Olde Towne Militia demonstrates militia life between the years of 1760 and 1783.
For more information about participation and meeting schedules check out the website
http://scmilitia.weebly.com/

or contact:
Mike Adams
1621adams@gmail.com
or Steve Hickman berryhick@hotmail.com



Special information for
out of town guests:

The Sleep Inn & Suites is offering a discount for guests who are attending the Colonial Times event. Mention the event when you make your reservations for the special rate. Sleep Inn & Suites
921 Edgefield Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone 803 202-0209
Fax 803 202-0147 


We wish to thank our sponsors:

City of North Augusta

Aiken County Council & Accomodations Tax Advisory Board

News 12

Aiken Standard

North Augusta Star

Lowes

Advanced Services

 

Heritage Corridor

Funding assistance provided by Aiken County through accommodations tax funds.