OGDENSBURG – Re-enactors from New York and Canada will present “hands-on history” May 19 for more than 350 students from the Ogdensburg City Schools, Heuvelton and Morristown Central School districts.
Students are able to experience colonial life through demonstrations of open-hearth cooking, rope making, lighting, butter churning, weaving, toys and this year a biologist will be presenting information about native river life.
The students also have the opportunity to complete a scavenger hunt for prizes.
This is the eighth year the event has taken place at Van Rensselaer Point the original site of Fort de la Présentation, which was constructed in the 1700s.
The event is sponsored by the Fort de la Présentation Association, Heuvelton Central School, Ogdensburg City Schools, the Heuvelton Lions Club, the Ogdensburg Teacher's Association, the Heuvelton Teacher’s Association, the Morristown Teacher’s Association and the Heuvelton PTA.
The Fort Association is a not-for-profit corporation based in Ogdensburg.
Its mission is to sponsor or benefit the historically accurate reconstruction of Fort de la Présentation in close proximity to the original site, and to administer an ongoing presence.