Whiskey Rebellion Weekend – July 20 and 21, 2013

Whiskey Rebellion Weekend – July 20 and 21, 2013

WRD 2013 FlyerSaturday, July 20 – 4th Annual Encampment and History Walk on Bower Hill
Woodville Plantation and Scott Conservancy team up to present an afternoon of activities on Bower Hill, the site of the beginning of the Whiskey Rebellion. Join interpreters portraying soldiers of the Fourth Sub-Legion as they return to Bower Hill to discuss and recreate the fateful events of the Whiskey Rebellion, as they occurred in July of 1794. This unique event will include an encampment from 3 pm until 6 pm along Tom the Tinker Trail, located on Bower Hill. Visitors will experience 18th century military camp life with cooking demos, musket firings and tactical demos. At 3 pm, a history walk will begin at the PA State Historical Marker on Bower Hill (near Kane Regional Center) and end at the Whiskey Point Trailhead. The walk covers approximately 1 mile along the hillside trails of Bower Hill. Topics covered include the Battle of Bower Hill, the participants of the Whiskey Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion. The walk is free to the public and reservations are not required.

Sunday, July 21: Whiskey Rebellion Day at Woodville Plantation
Interpreters portraying the troops of the Fourth Sub-Legion of the United States will make  camp at Woodville Plantation. Visit the soldiers that defended John Neville’s
property during the opening days of the Whiskey Rebellion. Learn what camp life was like in the U.S. Army of 1794 and participate with the soldiers as they march and drill. Events of the day include battle reenactments, musket firing, music demos, marching and ceremonial drills. Visitors will learn 18th century cooking techniques as Woodville’s cooks prepare dinner for the encamped troops.  Guests can also visit with rebels encamped at the site and discuss the other side of the insurrection.   Special hours for the event will be from noon to 5 pm, with a special admission price of $5.00 per person, children under 6 free.

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The Home of John and Presley Neville, circa 1780

Woodville, the John and Presley Neville house, is Southwestern Pennsylvania’s principal link to the late 18th century, interpreting the time period of 1780-1820 and documenting the lives of the three families that resided there, the Nevilles (1775-1815), the Cowans (1815-1835), and the Wrenshalls (1835-1975).

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Wayne's Legion

Please visit the website for Wayne's Legion, a group of dedicated individuals based at Woodville Plantation who recreate the first Army of the United States from 1792-1796.