Immersion Weekend at Fort Mifflin Weekend (R/T) (2019)
Time & Location
About the Event
We will be onsite with the 4 Connecticut and also about 30 boy scouts. We will be onsite starting on Friday evening through Sunday morning/evening (depending on schedule, etc.). Event ends Sunday afternoon at 3pm. This is an immersion weekend where we will be as 18th century as possible. Everyone participating will be assuming a role of an actual person that was at the Fort!
We will be the detachment of Delaware Continentals sent to assist Lt Col Smith at Fort Mifflin in 1777. We will portray the following:
1 Captain - Cord Hazzard (Delaware Continental Captain)
Additional Civilians (If possible - can you take on a military role for this weekend? - If not - still aok)
An agenda and specific name and role will be given out to participants that sign up. Again - we will be doing things like guard duty, creating fascines, cheveaux de frises (not full scale), ensuring the fort is well protected and many other things that we can't tell you (shh...it's a secret)! All you need to do is bring your full kit and enjoy turning the clock back to 1777! Definitely bring blankets too. For two nights you will be overnighting in the fort itself.
All food and beverages will be taken care of for the weekend at Fort Mifflin. Prior to the start of this event there is the option on Friday afternoon to going to the Museum of the American Revolution for an hour or two and then to City Tavern for a nice colonial meal...and then on to the Fort! Please indicate if you wish to do this to your leader.
Please see below for additional information.
Length of Event: All Weekend 10am – 4pm public hours
Arrival Time For Regiment: 9am each day
Parking: Please park up in designated parking lot after unloading.
Restrooms: Restrooms next to Visitor Center
Food and Beverages Provided: Yes – by Regiment or event organizer for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Encampment Setup Level: Large
Camp Kitchen Setup: Yes
Camp Kitchen Tent Fly: No
Supply Tent Setup: No – inside fortification in room
In Ground or Above Ground Fire Permitted: Yes – in fireplaces
Individual Soldier Tents Permitted: No – not needed for this event.
Water Provided: Yes – check with staff at location
Straw Provided: No
Firewood Provided: Yes – check with staff at location
Impression: Delaware Continental uniform preferred. Early - mid war impression. Regimental or Hunting Frock.
Kit Level: Full kit
Musket Firing: Yes
Contact Musician Sergeant-Major for music to be played at this event. Military calls also to be demonstrated too if possible.
Impression: Civilian followers of a military camp.
Table Displays Permitted: Yes – please indicate display you wish to show to Officer of the Day or Civilian Camp Coordinator (if applicable).
Please assist in setup and/or breakdown if possible. Also – please bring camera or video camera to take photographs or video if possible. We will look to take posed photos that will be used to help educate the public if possible at each event this year.
Registered as Attending:
- Chris Mlynarczyk - Military - Soldier - Captain Cord Hazzard of Delaware Continental Detachment (Event Organizer / Co-Leader)
- Chris Theibault - Military - Soldier
- Jenna Dean + 2 kids
- Olliver (Special Assignment)