Revolutionary Camp Life to be Explored

1st PA Regiment in garbTel Hai’s Life Enrichment Committee is pleased to begin their program year with a fascinating presentation exploring the lives of soldiers and camp followers during the 1700s. Members of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line will be in full costume during their visit on Friday, September 5 at 7:00pm in the community’s chapel. These Revolutionary re-enactors, who portray a rifleman and camp followers, look forward to sharing their keen interest in American history with the greater community as well.

The program will include a brief history of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line which is headquartered at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro. An overview of camp life as experienced by the Revolutionary War soldier will include a display of armaments and accouterments. The camp life presentation will include camp tools, cookware and examples of military rations.

Games were a source of entertainment that occupied the soldiers and camp followers. A variety of tavern games will be on display as well as examples of 18th century clothing worn by men and women of the period. At the conclusion of the program guests will be encouraged to ask questions and given an opportunity to more closely examine the display.

The general public is welcome to attend. Directions to Tel Hai can be found on the website: under the “Contact Us” tab on the home page. With a GPS please use the physical address: 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook. Tel Hai is a nationally accredited not-for-profit continuing care community serving seniors since 1956.

PHOTO: Revolutionary War re-enactors from the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line will present a program on the life of soldiers and camp followers of the period at Tel Hai on Friday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00pm in the community’s chapel located off Beaver Dam Road, east of Route 10.


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