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Old Fort Niagara sets program on Revolutionary War

YOUNGSTOWN – Old Fort Niagara will host a special American Revolution program entitled “Rebels and Redcoats” Saturday and Sunday.

Throughout the weekend, there will be hands-on activities for children, including 18th century games; presentations of mapmaking, surveying, military engineering and fortification; changing-of-the-guard ceremonies; demonstrations of soldier life; and 18th century merchants.

Among the re-enactment units will be the Northwest Department of the Brigade of the American Revolution, a nonprofit living history association dedicated to recreating the lives of the common American Revolution soldier.

Programs run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under and fort members. Visit www.oldfortniagara.org for more information.