Colonial Times: Under the Crown

April 18–19, 2020 Free Event (except for Thursday’s special Dinner)

A Night at the Tavern: Gamer, Jongoulier, Baladeer: the Cheat, Liar and Thief in 18th Century Entertainments 

Dinner is Thursday, April 16, 2020

Reservations are required

Join us for an evening of dinner and entertainments 18th century style! It all starts at the Springhouse Tavern at 6:30 with the “Hunt Board”. Music and songs will start the evening and dinner will be served in the Colonial Barn. Lift a toast with Dr. Ben Franklin and his wife. Put on your best shoes as Dance Master Cheney leads a few common dances after dessert. Through it all you will be guided by our very own ‘cheat, liar and thief’ Eric Scites as he takes you on a journey of 18th century entertainments popular in the time. From the gambler’s ‘spreading the broads’ to the magician’s ‘thimblerigging’ all the way to some of the ballad highlights of ‘penny operas’! Our Rat Catcher will be on hand too. Food, drink, singing, dancing, gaming-what else could you POSSIBLY NEED to make your life complete? Space is limited, so call Mistress Lynn for tickets today!

Concessions will be provided by Riverfront Marine Corp League.


As always the reservations are limited. The cost of the evening is $50.00 per person. Contact or 803-215-0837 for reservations. 

The weekend event’s Special Guests: 

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin
Magic & Music Troupe Faire Wynds
Dance Master Dana Chaney
Musician Jim McGaw

Life Under the Crown 

It is 1780 and the colonies are in rebellion. Charleston is under Siege and may have already fallen, the rebel forces were defeated at Savannah last year in 1779. Things are not going well for the American cause. But the Rebels are not done yet!

The weekend will be filled with new ways to learn and experience the history of Augusta and North Augusta. Historical reenactors will allow a glimpse of the period of the American Revolution.

Colonial Trades Fair

Local and regional artists will display their artwork and have items available for sale.

If you are planning on participating as a reenactor, please download the registration form.

Scavenger Hunt Questions to follow

Download a brochure to follow

SATURDAY (10:00–5:00)
Dana Cheney calls the dances at 11:00, 1:30, and 4:00 

SUNDAY (10:00–4:00) 
Anglican church service at 10:30 
Ladies Tea at 2:00
Dana Cheney calls the dances at 1:00 and 3:00.

All weekend long historical interpreters will show you colonial life and skills. Musketry, sewing, firestarting, woodworking, blacksmithing, tools and trades of the period as well as interactive discussions and activities with the interpreters will fill the day.

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