Each year we go to the Fort Edwards Foundation Family Frontier Day in Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Fort Edwards was an actual Fort manned by George Washington’s Virginia regiment. I can’t say enough praise about the quality of this event. This children always have fun while gleaning lots of information about this area’s and this nation’s past. Here are just a few of the docents and presenters from the day.
The Tape Weaver explained the origins of the phrase “bureaucratic red tape.” Colonial documents were sealed with a crimson red tape, and you could tell if the seal had been broken. The red tape became associated with government business.
“Soldiers” in authentic reproduction garb dedicated hours of time to teaching participants about the history, weapons, clothing, and military strategy used in protecting the Fort.
We hope to see you there next year!