May 3, 2003 Saturday
9 AM- 4PM
House Museum 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale MD
9 Linden Place , Newark,
Are you cut out for 5 months full-immersion in Colonial House? The thinking person's 'reality TV'. The PBS folks who brought you FRONTIER HOUSE and 1900 HOUSE are gearing up for COLONIAL HOUSE – 1600s style. They are looking for families and individuals to volunteer before Feb 28. (Over 5000 families are expected to apply) But before you quit your day job, you might want to first try our program!
Brief Event Description: The School of Musketeer is a day immersed in 1642, from rapier& dagger fencing to baking hard tack. This is a truly unique adult education program with hands-on active participation. The military skills include pike, matchlock musket, cannon … and civilian courses cover costume, victuals, moderne science, games, dance and music.
(Hands-on means you DO IT
- that is,
you load and fire a real 2-pounder blackpowder cannon – kaBOOM!)
Welcome, Not-for-profit event (Fee: $46;
student $23 Bring a
friend to either the Military or Civil track for $23. Advance
of Musketeer is a full-day program experiencing the history and culture of 1642,
and hands-on skills training ranging from rapier& dagger fencing to hat
blocking. This is a truly unique adult education program that teaches
through active participation.
All day seminar including the necessary knowledge for captains and all brave soldiers of the "Foote bands". Featuring hands-on instruction in the postures and use of the pike, matchlock and firelock musket, wheellock pistol, rapier&dagger fencing, field cannon, and more!
Featuring a participatory overview of civilian life in the time of the flowering of the Baroque arts and the founding of the American Colonies. Including costume, victuals, moderne science, games, commerce, social and courtship customs, arts, dance and music, and more!
Your Favorite Course. Students may switch between tracks to take their favorite
courses, but please specify your main interest for planning purposes. Specific
class topics may change.
from a past Program
Formation Period Costume
Rapier and Dagger fencing Hat blocking
Pike drill Period Cooking
Picnic Lunch (included)
Musket drill Spinning, Dyeing
Unit tactics Entertainment/Games
History Theatrical fencing
Cannon drill Tour of site
Field tactical Crime & Punishment
House is operated as a historical landmark by
the Maryland National
Capitol Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC).
not for profit educational event sponsored by the M-NCPPC
The School of Musketeer was a highly successful program run for several years
through 1996, each year attracting up to 100 students from the general public.
Participating Living History Units:
Boleslaw's Orlicki's Light Artillery (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Northern Wars)
Gustavus Adolphus' Lifeguard (Swedish Thirty Years War)
King's Lifeguard (ECWA/English Civil Wars)
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