We invite you to come out to the Paoli Battlefield on Saturday, September 23rd, from 11am to 4pm and enjoy this Family Fun event!! Enjoy our American Military Timeline with the help of our friends at Historical Military Impressions. Stroll through each impressions and see how the soldiers dressed and what they carried into battle. Feel free to ask questions and learn about our brave fighting veterans.
Stop by and visit with Benjamin Franklin (aka Mike Kochan), as he shows you the experiments that Benjamin Franklin did in the 1700’s. Mike has built replicas of some of his experiments for the Franklin Institute, and the Franklin Court Museum, both in Philadelphia.
Chris Readron will have his collection of early firearms on display. Learn about the evolution of the arms the American Army carried as well as some different looking firearms from way back when.
Visit and enjoy other historical sites as they explain their connection to the history and culture of the area. You’d be suprised how some of these sites were created and what they do to celebreate their speical day at their site.
We are very happy to welcome back the USO which has helped support our troops all across the nation. Learn about the great programs they do to help out soliders and their families.
We will have food trunks and a beer tent to help satisfy your appetite and sample some brews while you soak in the history. We have facepainting for the kids and many many other crafters, vendors, and others to help you spend the day with us.
To close out the day, we transition to our honor ceremony where we place wreaths at the gravesite of the 52 fallen men of the Battle of Paoli. We will have do the wreath laying, firing saulte, bagpipes, and taps to help honor these men, and all of our armed forces of the United States of America.
Interested in participating as a re-enactor or vendor? Please fill out the form below.
Past Heritage Day Event Photos