One of Heritage Days’ main attractions at the Uxbridge Historical Centre is the 1812 Village and War of 1812 re-enactment group. A history lesson comes to life about a war where the British army had only about 4,450 soldiers to defend 1,000 miles of border.
A theme of this year’s event is Made by Hand: Past and Present showcasing various works including a photography exhibit of wooden barns, model ships and museum artifacts such as hair wreaths, crocheting, wood carvings and other folk art.
“There will be something for everyone” said Carol Johnson, president of the Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society. “One lady is even bringing a crocheted table cloth that was made in the late 1800s by family members as they were sailing to Canada from Scotland.”
In addition to folk art, Ms. Johnson said the event will include demonstrations of antique farm equipment and steam, gas and oil engines and the miniature railroad is returning to the schoolhouse.
There will also be live entertainment, food vendors and plenty of games and crafts for children during the two-day event.
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