Living History at the Lafayette-Durfee House
Fall River, MA
March 26th, 2017
Some history on this historic Fall River location:
1750: Fall River’s Link to American Revolution
This is the home of Col Joseph Durfee who led the Fall River militia during the War for Independence and was frequently visited by the Marquis de Lafayette during this time period. Displays include clothing, furniture, weaponry, medical and surgical instruments and much more.
It is Fall River's only restored colonial house open for public tours. Every Room is recreated as if it were 1750. You will step back in time as you visualize women cooking at the large fireplace or making candles, men smoking pipes and playing cards in the parlor or children playing with toys and dolls in the bedroom.
The House contains beautiful 18th century style hand stitched clothing,civilian muskets and military weapons, medical equipment, furnishing as well as cooking and household items.
Admission is Free with a suggest donation of three dollars for adults.
Children under 12 are ALWAYS free.
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Some info on the event:
Come back in time!
Imagine yourself in the spring of 1781 the British have been removed from Newport RI, and the region breathes a sigh of relief. The French Army had landed at Newport, R.I. on June 11, 1780. Their encampment there tied down a large British force at New York.
The Bourbonnais sailed from Newport aboard Admiral Destouche’s ships Ardent and Jason in March 1781. But before they sailed a great flurry of activity occurred as the Regiment trained and Drilled for the upcoming action.
Please join us at the Lafayette-Durfee House March 26, 2017, as we welcome the Le Régiment Bourbonnais as they drill in 18th Century French Style. All instructions and commands for the soldiers (Soldat) are spoken in French.
The is a crisp and well-tailored unit prized for their precision and drilling. This is a rare opportunity for the public to see these re-enactors drilling as they prepare for the 2017 Campaign season.
Drilling took place 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM with many of the Soldats relaxing in the house through the day. Living history experts use the hashtag #LDHOUSE.
Please tour the house as we also welcome members of the 13th Continental Regiment as they sew / stitch 18th Century style later that day 1PM - 4PM.
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