Presented by the St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA), the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum (SLPEM), and the 11th New York Light Artillery, the new location is at SLPEM, in Madrid. In 2019, a Civil War-Era historical stockade and interpretive center named Fort Tribute was built there to honor soldiers from St. Lawrence county. “Sutlers” (those who sold provisions to soldiers) will have a store on this military post, with merchandise such as toy muskets, kepis (caps) and bonnets, as well as an array of high-quality reenacting gear.
Highlights of the event include Confederate and Union Encampments; historical talks such as “Life of John Brown,” “What’s in my haversack?,” and “Small Arms of the Civil War;” and demonstrations of artillery firing and a Children’s Muster, which illustrates how members in a military unit are formally gathered, especially for inspection.
Live battle reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Field Music of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment will entertain the “civilians” and soldiers. A food vendor will be on site.
Some additional attractions at SLPEM include a one-room schoolhouse, carriage house, log cabin, heritage fibers building, blacksmith shop, farmhouse, and more.
The SLPEM is located at 1755 NY-345 in Madrid.
For more information about SLCHA and St. Lawrence County history, call (315) 386-8133, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the SLCHS website. .