Fort Edwards 2019 Events & Programs

   
    IMPORTANT: The April 20th 1:30 PM Battle of Great Cacapon Reenactment is POSTPONED (now rescheduled to June 15th), due to extreme wet conditions on site from recent and impeding rain. The Annual Colonial Feast and quest speaker Albert Zambone author of "Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life" will still be held April 20th at 3:00 PM, at the Capon Bridge Fire Hall Community Building, as scheduled. Put together your favorite colonial dish and join us for an afternoon of good food and colonial history. If you can't make a dish, join us anyway, we'll have plenty.

  • April 20th — Colonial Feast
  • June 15th — Hampshire Family Frontier Day
  • July 7th — Craft Party — Pine Needle Baskets
  • August 18th — Colonial Campfire Cooking
  • September 7th — Wine and Cheese (tentative)
  • October 6 — Tea with Mrs. Edwards


Many events are free. Some may require registration (where noted) and a small craft fee. Updated information is provided via this website, fortedwards.org. For additional information on upcoming events contact us: events@fortedwards.org
(304) 579-5084

   

Colonial Feast

  • Colonial Feast at 3:00 PM; Feast of traditional colonial foods.
  • Enjoy a presentation by author and speaker Albert Louis Zambone, PhD., on his book: Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life


  Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life

   

Hampshire Family Frontier Day

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • This fun-filled, family-friendly event is held at our site at 350 Cold Stream Road, in Capon Bridge, WV.
  • Witness regiments in period attire performing drills.
  • See various artisans showing colonial crafts.
  • Many activities for children!
  • See authentic reenactors and crafters interpret our site, as well as educate and share the artisanal skills of the colonial frontier. Maryland Forces will also display soldiers' skills and customs.
  • Experience the lifestyle of Joseph Edwards and the other settlers of mid-eighteenth century Hampshire County.
  • Admission to all the events is free this year, including our newest exhibit.  (Donations are graciously accepted.)
 

   

Craft Party—Pine Needle Baskets

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

 

   

Colonial Campfire Cooking

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

  • Creating delicious colonial meals on a campfire!

   

   

Wine and Cheese Social

Sunday, September 7th, 2019

  • Toast Joseph Edwards and Col. George Washington!
  • Sip wine and celebrate Hampshire County’s fine history.
  • Silent Auction and Raffle
  • Contact Fort Edwards for an invitation: events@fortedwards.org.
   

   

Tea With Mrs. Edwards

Sunday, October 6th, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Young and old alike will be delighted to have tea with Mrs. Joseph Edwards at the Visitor Center. To celebrate another successful season of historical interpretation and discovery at the site of Edwards's Fort in Capon Bridge, WV, the Fort Edwards Foundation invites all our neighbors and friends to this free afternoon tea as our regular season closing event. Enjoy sipping afternoon tea while studying colonial dress!
Please RSVP to: mamlister@fortedwards.org