Fort Point

Date: 
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Location

United States
37° 48' 37.512" N, 122° 28' 36.8976" W
US
As you have probably heard, the next Fort Point Living History event will be Saturday August 15th, 2015.   If you are only interested in attending for the day, you do not need to RSVP (unless you have a special demonstration you want to present), but please read the general activities section below.   
NOTE: please try to observe rank ratio within your units.  We would prefer to have more privates than elected rank, if possible.  It would be great if some people would volunteer to dress down instead of having a lot of sergeants and officers in front of the public at the fort.  If you do not have a specific impression to portray, and are going to galvanize with another unit, please try to bring standard issue federal gear (sky blue pants, dark blue sack coat, and a forage cap) so that each unit looks relatively "uniform" in front of the public.  Let me know if you have any questions about this. 

Overnighter Logistics

If you want to stay overnight on Saturday August 15th, please email Mike Musante (mikemusante AT hotmail.com) the following info by August 3rd:
1) name (or names if multiple people)
2) unit and club
3) cell / home phone
4) email address
5) are you bringing a car (we need to get an estimate of how many cars will be parked at the fort overnight)
6) let us know if you are under 18 years of age. If so, and not attending with your parent, you will need to provide your parent's names and cell phones, the name of a temporary guardian, and complete a temporary guardian form

Overnight attendees should review the attached forms:
1) Overnight Logistics document:  Please read this carefully.  It is the same document from previous overnighters.  But please note that we will be enforcing a curfew policy where we expect everyone but the guards to be in their bunks at night after lights out.

2) Minor Temp Guardian Form: if you are under 18 and attending with another family, your parents must complete this AND sign the NPS volunteer agreement.  You must also give your parents' names and home / cell phone to Mike Musante.
3) NPS Volunteer Agreement: sign this if you have not signed one before.  Parents will need to sign it for minors.
 
To keep it simple, we will have a simple pizza / salad dinner (bring $10 per person to cover costs).  On Sunday there will be a simple breakfast (muffins, coffee, fruit, possibly some oatmeal, etc).  Reenactors will need to provide their lunch on Saturday and Sunday (bring a cooler or secure place to keep food).  

Mike Musante will only be present on Saturday.  But other members of the Fort Point team will be there for the entire weekend to help coordinate the Saturday evening and Sunday activities.  Reenactors are welcome to stay until 5pm on Sunday if they want.  The activities on Sunday will be informal and ad hoc, depending on public and reenactor turnout.  
 

General Activities and Rules for the Living History Event
- Musician demos, artillery drill and school of the company (infantry) will be held throughout the day
please try to observe rank ratio within your units.  We would prefer to have more privates than elected rank, if possible. 
- No caps, no powder
- No alcohol
- proper Union or civilian impressions required (confederates can galvanize)
- If possible, please arrive between 8am-9am on Saturday to set up. The Fort opens to the public by 10am.
- Unfortunately, sutlers can not sell items for profit due to NPS rules and the lack of space.
- Please try to carpool. Parking is very limited.
- The overnighter is only on Saturday night. 
- Since we can not have open flame (firepits OR candles), you will need to bring battery operated candles for the overnighter. In the past I found some at TJMaxx (Homegoods), Costco, or Walgreens.   
- More details can be found at www.20thmaine.net.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!