Join us on Saturday, September 21st 2019 as we present our 7th annual Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day, featuring our Military Timeline starting at the French and Indian War and going through to present day. With the help of our friends from Historical Military Impressions and the PA National Guard see re-enactors from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and today’s conflicts in camps and displaying the dress and items they carried into battle. Interact with the soldiers, see the weapons they used and learn about the clothing and other gear that these soldiers needed to outfit themselves on the battlefield. Live firing exercises will take place throughout the day, as well as many other programs. See the displays and learn about many of our local historical sites, learn crafts with special demonstrations, and buy goods from the craftspeople that will be at the battlefield. The Food Truck Festival and Beer Garden will return as well – it’s an event for all ages!
To close out the main events of the day we will have a veterans recognition ceremony. Our re-enactors will march out of camp and will then lay wreaths at the mass grave site of the patriots who perished during the Battle of Paoli on September 20-21, 1777. The Chester County Emerald Society Band will lead the ceremony. State Representative Duane Milne and others will talk about the history and sacrifice our fighting men and women have faced keeping our country free. A bugler will play taps, which will then be followed by a firing salute by our re-enactors.