Militia to Muster at Wentworth House
Experience the dawn of the American Revolution with the men and women of the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7, as they gather for a weekend of living history at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH.
During this two-day encampment, Revolutionary War re-enactors in period clothing will portray local people and events of 1774. The event will include musket firings, military drills and equipment, and the raising of a Liberty Pole and flag, along with period cooking and displays of everyday life in the 18th century.
Though separation from England was still a distant thought in 1774, the men and women of New Hampshire and the country had faced years of political unrest, repressive and unjust laws, and the further trials of a military occupation. Visitors will learn about the events that led to that turning point in American history and the seldom told stories of those Americans who made a stand for their rights as “Free Englishmen” before the American Revolution took form.
The militia muster will take place on Saturday, September 6 from 10 am to 4 pm and again on Sunday, September 7 from 10 am to 3 pm. The circa 1701 Colonel Paul Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). Tours of the house will also be offered during the event. A donation of $5 is suggested for adults; the event is free to children and ARCH members. For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at paulwentworthhouse.org.