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Museum to hold ‘Fire, Smoke and Muskets’ on Saturday

The Gloucester Museum of History is holding “Fire, Smoke and Muskets” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Gloucester court circle. The educational program will be free and will align its content with Virginia’s Standards of Learning.

The living history event will include firing demonstrations of cannons and muskets, brought to life by the 7th Virginia Regiment, a reenactment group. There will also be actors performing as key figures from the Revolutionary War.Those in attendance can speak to American spy James Armistead Lafayette, a slave who won his freedom as a double agent for the colonies. They’ll also be able to meet British Lt. Col. Banastre “Bloody Ban” Tarleton.

Visitors will be able to learn about the daily life of soldiers and civilians during the American Revolution. Reenactors will be cooking over campfires and playing colonial music and games.

Those in attendance are asked to wear masks and practice proper social distancing.

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