The 11th annual event will be held May 13-15, 2011. Activities begin on Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and continue at the same time on Saturday — with a special evening frontier battle beginning at 8:30 p.m. Sunday activities will last from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Historic Martin’s Station is the re-creation of Captain Joseph Martin’s Fort originally built in 1775 near present day Rose Hill, Virginia. The station played a key role in the settlement of the American frontier and Westward expansion during the Revolutionary War.
Visitors will be able to walk through an 18th century Market Fair, visit a Cherokee Indian camp, listen to Colonial music or take a tour of Historic Martin’s Station. The highlight of the event will be a Raid on Martin’s Station by Native American re-enactors on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Visitor Center will be hosting world-renowned frontier artists such as Daniel Jacobus, Doug Hall, Andrew Knez Jr., Dennis Muzzy and H. David Wright. Visitors will be able to shop for 18th century reproductions by the nation’s top Artisans. There will also be free seminars on 18th century topics conducted by Wallace Gusler, Mark Baker and Eve Otmar.
In addition to these activities, the Powder Horn Gift Shop will be open and the 20-minute high definition film “Wilderness Road, Spirit of a Nation” will be playing in the Visitors Center theatre.
For more information, please call 276-445-3065 or visit www.historicmartinsstation.com.