Wednesday, April 27

Lore of the Laughery May 7 & 8, 2011 Schedule of Events



Indiana’s exciting early history is yours to embrace. Experience these colorful stories as they are told through the pageantry of recreated military units, working livestock, traditional artisans, entertainers, Fife & Drum Corps, and encampments, all demonstrating the lifestyles of 1750-1812.  

Saturday May 7th
Open hours 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m EDT

9:00 Candle Dipping
*Primitive Gate Arena
10:00 Opening Ceremonies
*Primitive Gate Arena
10:30 18th Century Children’s Games
*Primitive Gate Arena
Children’s Costume Try-On
*Primitive Gate Arena
Indiana Territorial Horse Rangers
*Battlefield Arena
11:00 Military Tactical
*Battlefield Arena
Noon Steve Caudill
“Daniel Boone” Interpretation
*Blockhouse Arena
Hoosier Ladies Aside
Sidesaddle Riding
*Battlefield Arena

1:00 Team Shoot
* Shooting Range
“Junior Archaeologist”
Archaeology Activity for Children
*Blockhouse Arena
2:00 Fife & Drum Corps Music
*Blockhouse Arena
2:30 Lochry’s Defeat Talk
*Blockhouse Arena
3:00 Frontier Life/Militia
Historical Presentation
*Blockhouse Arena
4:00 Children’s Bead Stringing Activity
*Primitive Gate Arena
5:00 Closing Ceremonies
*Primitive Gate Arena
Sunday May 8th
Open hours 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m EDT
8:30 Church Service
*Blockhouse Arena
9:00 Candle Dipping
*Primitive Gate Arena
10:30 18th Century Children’s Games
*Primitive Gate Arena
Children’s Costume Try-On
*Primitive Gate Arena
Indiana Territorial Horse Rangers
*Battlefield Arena
11:00 Military Tactical
*Battlefield Arena
Noon Period Fashion Show
*Blockhouse Arena
Hoosier Ladies Aside
Sidesaddle Riding
*Battlefield Arena
1:00 Team Shoot
*Shooting Range
“Junior Archaeologist”
Archaeology Activity for Children
*Blockhouse Arena
2:00 Fife & Drum Corps Music
*Blockhouse Arena
2:30 Lochry’s Defeat Talk
*Blockhouse Arena
3:00 Frontier Life/Militia
Historical Presentation
*Blockhouse Arena
3:30 Children’s Bead Stringing Activity
*Primitive Gate Arena
4:00 Closing Ceremonies
*Primitive Gate Arena

Lore of the Laughery is sponsored by the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Friendship State Bank, and the Ripley County Tourism Bureau. This activity made possible, in part, by the Columbus Area Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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