Visit Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House on Saturday, April 20 for a day of living history with His Majesty’s Royal Regiment of Artillery. Revolutionary War re-enactors portraying the officers and crew of the 7th Company, 3rd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Artillery will display the weapons, equipment and uniforms from this vital corps from General Burgoyne’s army of 1777.
Throughout the day, the unit will present demonstrations of their two bronze 3-pounder artillery pieces, including how these light artillery cannons were fired and moved through any terrain, along with musket drills and other aspects of British military life. Inside the Wentworth House, visitors can view demonstrations of hearth cooking, displays of military equipment and uniforms, and information on the American Loyalist volunteers who fought alongside the British in the American Revolution.
The event will take place from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for children and ARCH members.
The circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford and is maintained by the nonprofit Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at www.paulwentworthhouse.org or Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.