Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Weekend at Fort Macon Coming Up
It seems like a long time since our living history group participated in an event. This weekend we will be at Fort Macon State Park for the first time. I have been shooting with the volunteer artillery crew, the Fort Macon Guards, for quite a number of years now, but our navy unit has never participated in an event there. The 1st NC Volunteers/11th NC Troops organizes three living history events at the fort each year (April, July, and September). They and the park staff would like to start incorporating some different ideas into these programs, which are now a few years old. They approached us about bringing a US Navy presence to the program and we were delighted. The July date was the only one that would fit our schedule so this weekend is it! We are excited about doing living history at the fort and hope that this is the start of more good things to come.