Fort Loudoun State Park Announces Living History Weekend and Concert

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 | 07:00pm


Vonore, Tenn. – Fort Loudoun State Historic Park will present a living history weekend November 4-5 along with a special performance by the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment on Saturday, November 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The 42nd Royal Highlander’s concert will feature a large band of bagpipes, fifes and traditional rope-tension drums. Members of the 42nd Royal Highlanders are musicians and re-enactors who portray one of the original Black Watch Highland Regiments of the American Revolution. Originally, the Highland Watch Regiments were founded in Scotland in 1724 as an armed police force. By 1739, they were units of the British Military.

The concert will be held inside the fort area at the park and is being sponsored by Citizens National Bank of Vonore. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Admission is $5, with no charge for children under 12 years of age.

In addition to the concert, Fort Loudoun State Historic Park will host living history events free of charge on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The living history events feature re-enactments of life in a frontier British fortification, including military style musket drills and cannon demonstrations, a working blacksmith shop, 18th Century infirmary and Cherokee encampment.

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park is a reconstruction of a British fort on the site of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. In addition to the fort area, the park features a museum, boating, fishing, hiking and picnic facilities on Tellico Lake. For more information or directions, visit the Web site at or call the park office at (423) 884-6217.

For more information contact:

Dana Coleman, TDEC
Office (615) 253-1916

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