Saturday, August 17; Sunday, August 18

Times: Coggeshall Farm Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission ($10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 4-17) or with Coggeshall Farm Museum membership or Old Sturbridge Village membership

Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, RI

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Coggeshall Farm Museum and Capt. Tew’s Company (2nd Rhode Island Regiment) happily present “The Bristol expedition,” August 17-18, 2024 at Coggeshall Farm in Bristol, RI. This will be a weekend-long living history program focused on Rhode Island in 1778 during the British Occupation of the Colony/State. The event will be interpreting the life of Troops and Followers on campaign during the American Revolution. The weekend will include multiple tactical demonstrations, lectures, a fashion show, artillery demonstrations, and domestic life during the American Revolution era.

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Reenactment Weekend is included with standard daytime admission ($10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 4-17) or with Coggeshall Farm Museum membership or Old Sturbridge Village membership. Due to the anticipated popularity of this program, both members and the general public are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance.

Purchase/reserve tickets for Saturday, August 17th

Purchase /reserve tickets for Sunday, August 18th


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Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Saturday:

10:00: Coggeshall opens to the public

10:30-11:30: British & American morning formations and drill

10:45-11:30: Chocolate talk with Michele Gabrielson

12:00: “His Majesty’s German Allies in Rhode Island” with Doctor Matthew Keagle

1:00: British raid on Coggeshall Farm

1:30: Tactical Demonstration

3:00: Musket demonstration with Captain Tew’s Company (American Camp)

4:00: Coggeshall closes to the public

Sunday

10:00: Coggeshall opens to the public

10:30-11:00: British & American morning formation and drill

11:15: British & American drill competition (The “Mello Cup”)

12:30: “Clothing from head to toe” with Sean and Allie Considine (in the British Camp)

1:45: Tactical Demonstration

2:30: Camps can begin to break down (no cars in camp)

3:00: Musket demonstration with Captain Tew’s Company (American Camp)

4:00: Coggeshall closes to the public