April 18–19, 2020 Free Event (except for Thursday’s special Dinner)
Due to the concerns for everyone’s health and safety the Education Day scheduled for April 17th and the Under the Crown / Colonial Times event the weekend of April 18-19 has been canceled. We look forward to seeing everyone in October.
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 entertainment, songs, libations, and merriment, all starting half past the hour of six in the Spring House Tavern. The evening will continue in the Colonial Barn with a “Hunt Board” style meal consisting of meat, poultry, fish, root vegetables, and sweets from the Sweet Shoppe.
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 Lynn@colonialtimes.us 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 The Rat Catcher
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
Part of the event includes the Colonial Trades Fair. Local and regional artists will display their crafts and have items available for sale.
Concessions will be available all weekend long.
And be sure to stop by The Garden at North Augusta: A Place for All, a sensory garden like no other. Wheelchair accessible pathways and special features for the visually impaired are part of the garden.
If you are planning on participating as a reenactor, please download the registration form.
Scavenger Hunt Questions to follow
Download a brochure
FREE ADMISSION BOTH DAYS SATURDAY (10:00–5:00) SUNDAY (10:00–4:00) Anglican church service at 10:30
All weekend long historical interpreters will show you colonial life and skills. Musketry, sewing, firestarting, woodworking, candle making, blacksmithing, tools and trades of the period as well as interactive discussions and activities with the interpreters will fill the day.
We thank our sponsors:
Sleep Inn The City of North Augusta The Aiken Standard Aiken County Council & Accommodations Tax Advisory Board Funding assistance provided by Aiken County through accommodations tax funds.
The Living History Park is part of the Heritage Corridor.