Saratoga National Historical Park is hosting an Army Trades Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, 2017.
Armies in the American Revolution were towns on the move and included important craftsmen like blacksmiths, carpenters, tailors, shoemakers, and tinsmiths. These tradesmen and women kept armies clothed, and repaired vital items needed in the fight for freedom.
Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with demonstrators and learn how items were made in the 18th-century. Craftsmen will be set up on the lawn at the Visitor Center.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other events, call the Visitor Center at (518) 670-2985 or visit their website.
Photo: 18th Century Living History Blacksmith, provided.