Under the Crown coming to Living History Park

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Star File Photo The Friday evening Under the Crown dinner will be followed with historical entertainment and dance.

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It is time once again for the Living History Park to go Under the Crown.


The annual event will be held on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8. There will also be a dinner on Friday, June 6, with special guest King George III, portrayed by Tim Nealeigh.


Following winter storm Pax and other matters, the park was unable to hold another of its annual events, The Artisans' Fair. Lynn Thompson, chairman of the Living History Park and president of the Olde Towne Preservation Association, said the park looks the best it has in a long time following the cleanup efforts and changes that have been made.


“We have done a lot of improvements that people may not notice unless they're really looking for them,” she said. “The buildings have been pressure washed, we worked on the stream, put out a lot of new plants and we cleaned the garden, among other things.”


Thompson said there has been extra care put in to make sure the park is safe due to a number of trees that had to come down. For this event, though, all of the buildings will be open and accessible to the public.


Under the Crown is described as being set in 1780, and the colonies are in rebellion. Charleston is under siege and may have already fallen, the rebel forces were defeated at Savannah last year in 1779. The park's website goes on to say “things are not going well for the American cause, but the rebels are not done yet. The weekend will be filled with new ways to learn and experience the history of Augusta and North Augusta. Historical re-enactors will be at the Living History Park to allow a glimpse of the period of the American Revolution.”


In addition to King George, Queen Sophia Charlotte, Benjamin Franklin, the slave Kessie, musician Ken Bloom, dancemaster Dana Cheney and the Pumpkintown Primitives will also make guest appearances.


The Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Ave. New to the park this year will be the grist mill, which began construction this week.


There are still spots available for the Friday night dinner, and tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Thompson at 803-279-7560 or email her at lynn@colonialtimes.us.


As always, the weekend portion of the event has no admission fee.


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