While planning events for 2007, we are keeping in mind that we need to improve every event, and make positive changes in order to achieve the two goals we have set.
The first goal is to provide our Park visitors the best historic site experience that we possibly can with the resources available.
The second is to provide a place and experiences for re-enactors that will somehow show our appreciation to those who make this site, and so many others, the type of place where people go to see history come to life.
To help achieve both of these goals, we will take our list of events, and give each one a good kick to improve and make each one a more attractive and enjoyable experience for all who attend, whether they be participants or visitors. Current plans are to include a special acknowledgement of those who have supported, and will continue to support events here through their attendance and participation in our event program throughout the season. The basic plan is to have a drawing at the last event for the year, Winter Trade Days in November, to present, to several persons, gifts of appreciation. What these items may be will come to light over the next few months, and be noted in Smoke & Fire articles and on this website.
To become eligible for this drawing, the process is very simple. Any of the following will get your name in the hat.
1. - Be a registered participant in any of our 2007 scheduled events at the fort.
2. - Show up for a day during the season in 18th C. clothing to interact with visitors.
3. Participate in one of our 2007 Living History Weekends.
4. Participate in any School Day program in 2007 (this is good for two tickets in the hat).
You might consider this similar to a re-entry match, because every time you do one of these things, your name goes into the hat again! The more events you participate in, the more you are here in support of history, the more chances you have to be a winner.