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The Old Fort: Early Modern Muster of Arms: Soldiers of Pike and Shot 1580-1610

04/21/2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Date / Time: 04/21/2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: The Old Fort

Admission: All of our events are open to the public during the hours listed. Unless specifically noted, all events are free. Donations are gratefully accepted!

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Contact: Historic Fort Wayne



Early-Modern-Muster-of-Arms – ‘EMMA’ 1550-1650

Date:
April 21st 2018

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00am–6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm

The Old Fort will play host to a mercenary company, representing the years 1500 – 1650. Re-enactors portraying soldiers from England, Spain, France, Germany, and Poland will converge on the Fort to join the roll of the mercenary company of the Banner of St. Michal. As they train to become a unified fighting force, recruits will showcase the life and times of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. See what soldiers and civilians in the Age of Discovery wore and ate, as well as how they trained in their trade and interacted with one another. Highlights will include sick call and treatment of maladies by the Barber Surgeon and contests of Arms, Sword and Musketry duels.

All of our events are open to the public during the hours listed. Unless specifically noted, all events are free. Donations are gratefully accepted!

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