Thursday, October 17, 2013
Living History Park will be the location for two community events in the upcoming days. Colonial Times: A Day to Remember, and the Spirits of Hallowed Eve Dinner will both be held in the park.
The former is a free event that will be held Friday and Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. on both days. According to park chair Lynn Thompson, the event will be used to educate participants on colonial history.
“This is an 18th-century event that we do to help educate people about the war that represents our freedom,” Thompson explained. “Twenty-two years ago, while the city was constructing River View Park, they uncovered graves.
Thompson furthered explained that there is a marker at River View Park that tells the story of the discovery. Each year, the day to remember is a reenactment of the burial of Samuel Hammond, who is one of the people found.
“So many people do not understand how much of the war was fought in South Carolina,” Thompson said. “The event offers hands on learning and what better way to learn than to relive?”
The Hallowed Eve Event will be held Oct. 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a Wine and Spirits Dinner will include wine ale, two meats and one seafood, soup/salad, vegetables, bread and desserts. The food will be served in a colonial manner.
“We have hands on activities for all ages. Young people can learn drills and take orders from the militia, and students can go on our web page to download a scavenger hunt,” said Thompson. “Many of the teachers in the CSRA will give extra credit if students come to the event on Saturday and Sunday and seek out the answers.”
“Between each course spirits of Hallowed eve will provide entertainment. So if you do not like to have a good time and get embarrassed easily, this dinner may not be for you,” Thompson joked.
The event is free to attend, and the dinner is $50. Donations for the event are encouraged, and funds go to supporting the park. In addition, the event will include activities for all ages.
The following day, the Hallowed Eve event will continue with a Ghost Walk & Illusion Show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants can walk among ghosts and also take a tour. The tour will be available for families for a reservation fee of $7 per family. The money will be refunded at check in.
Fees should be mailed to: O.T.P.A. PO Box 7915 North Augusta, SC 29861. Requests should be emailed to Pam Schmidt at: Pam@colonialtimes.us or by phone at (803) 441-8956. Information including name, address, home phone, cellphone, number of people in the group, should be included. The closest available tour starting time will be assigned.
Information on tickets and other inquiries can be directed to Lynn Thompson at 803 279-7560.