Past comes alive for Ambler area Revolutionary War-era buffs

August 1, 2017 by  

An exciting reenactment celebrating the August 1777 Neshaminy Encampment is scheduled for this month.

Historic Morland House has a day of reenactments and activities planned for everyone that wants to join in. The reenactment is designed to honor the men and women involved in the battle for independence. Educational opportunities will also help guests of all ages to learn more about how people lived during this important time in America’s past.

Included at the event will be period music, puppet shows, and a display of time-appropriate toys and games. A guest appearance by ‘Benjamin Franklin’ is also scheduled. There will be woodworking and blacksmithing demonstrations, as well as tours of the Historic Morland House. The large manor home is currently operating as a guest home, but is not typically open for tours.

Parents, teachers, and others could printing calendars using vintage photos, or adding relevant historical touches to postcard printing or holiday cards. These items, like this event, can open up the opportunity to teach children many additional facts about life before they were born.

The reenactment will take place on the grounds of the Historic Morland House on August 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission is $5, children (5-12) $2, and seniors $4. Admission is free for children under the age of two. Families that include parents and children under 12 get a discounted rate of $10 per group.