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NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 23, 2018 – Find out why colonists fought so hard to start our republic, for our Constitution and our freedom. On September 8th and 9th, The “Revolutionary War Days” will be held for the sixth year at Pioneer Park in Nevada City on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then again on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. The event will be conducted by the Haslet’s Delaware Regiment (Brigade of the American Revolution). This event is sponsored by the Nevada City Constitution Days Weekend.
You will learn about the military battles between the Continental Army and the British aka Red Coats by the Delaware Regiment. The British with their seasoned, well-trained army was predicted to win and continue to maintain their ruling over the colonies. The American colonists were not a trained militia, but they were brave, stubborn and fought with heart. You will be able to walk among the Continental and British living history camps. You will be able to watch battle skirmishes, soldiering drills and musket firing.
There will be demonstrations of how life was in the late 1700’s. Learn about the surgical instruments used during that time period. Learn how they spun cotton and wool. Remember our first flag was made by Betsy Ross. Children will be invited to learn about marching drills with replica muskets, flag raising and fife and drum concerts. There will be members of the Daughters of the Revolution and Sons of the Revolution to explain genealogical research for Revolutionary War ancestors.
You will learn that the Constitution was truly an unprecedented document never before created in history. On Sunday, the Masons, will be passing out booklets of our Constitution to the parade crowd.