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By Pat Baker | Agent in Needham, MA

Battle For Needham Reenactment

Battle For Needham Reenactment

   The Battle for Needham–MAY 21 & 22, 2011

At the RIDGE HILL RESERVATION, Charles River Street, Needham
Saturday, May 21 - Site open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Battle at 1:30 pm
Sunday, May 22 - 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Battle at 1:00 pm

The Revolutionary War weekend event ~
"This didn't really happen - but it could have!" ~
so enjoy the show from the midst of the action!

Historic fact is being used to set the stage for what will happen in Needham.
The time period chosen is the spring of 1778 and everything that will occur over the weekend is based on (1) what the actual situation was at that time, and (2) on something that very well could have occurred.
See the Scenario for the historic background to this event.

This event is free of charge and open to the public,
courtesy of the Brigade of the American Revolution and Needham 300.

This is the site a a Revolutionary War battle rencampment featuring numerous units of British and Colonial soldiers as part of the Needham 300 committee's yearlong tercentennial celebration.  On Saturday and Sunday, reenactors with Brigade of the American Revolution will camp out at Ridge Hill and stage mock battles.  On both days, the camp site opens for visitors at 10 AM  There will be artillery demonstrations, musical concerts, and miltary drills.  The battles will occur at 1:30 PM on Saturday and 1 PM on Sunday and visitors will be ushered to the deisgnated spectator area no later than 30 minutes before the starting times.  Admission to Ridge Hill is free.  Please visit www.needham300.org for more information.

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