On the weekend of Oct. 19-20, students, history buffs, and the general public are invited to travel back in time to October 1775 at the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House located at 47 Water Street in Rollinsford, NH.
For no charge, see local re-enactors recreate a muster and encampment of Captain Jonathan Wentworth’s company of militia, an original unit which was recruited from the Salmon Falls region to fight in the Revolutionary War. Living history activities including authentic military drills and firearms demonstrations, a special drill for children with wooden muskets and historical games, 18th century leatherworking and powder horn carving, and colonial cuisine are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Guided tours of the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth house, originally built in 1701 and now restored to its mid-18th century appearance, will also be running on both days from 10am – 4pm, with admission only $5.00 per person. Visitors are also encouraged to become members of the Association of Rollinsford Culture & History, and help support the many special events at the house throughout the year. For more details, please visit http://www.paulwentworthhouse.org.