TAKE A TRIP THROUGH TIME APRIL 29

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Posted on April 13, 2017

An old-fashioned pocket watch rests on top of old books.

‘A Trip Through Time’
11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29
Natali Student Center 

Join Cal U’s Department of History, Politics and Society on “A Trip Through Time” April 29 at the Natali Student Center.

Re-enactors and historians showcase aspects of life in a variety of eras, from the medieval age to the Civil War. The public is invited to join the campus community as they witness the sweep of history with these free activities:

Encampment:

  • The 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Company Civil War Reenactors and Voices of the Confederacy open their military-style encampment to the public.
  • Re-enactors from the 42nd Royal Highlanders represent soldiers from the French and Indian War era.

Displays:

  • Re-enactors portray a Scottish Jacobite and his wife as they display cultural items from the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War periods. James Roberts describes the Scottish kilt and demonstrates basket-hilt sword-fighting techniques.
  • Todd “Ghost in the Head” Johnson displays Native American armaments, tools and other cultural items. 

Demonstrations:

  • The Pittsburgh Country Scottish Dancers, and medieval and Renaissance dancers and fencers from the Society for Creative Anachronism demonstrate period dance steps and swordplay.
  • Cal U’s Fencing and Medieval clubs offer instruction in fencing, pre-1600s-style, and teach dance steps that are centuries old.
  • For those feeling hungry after all that fancy footwork, Monica Colberg demonstrates primitive food preparation techniques.

Panel presentation:

  • A panel of faculty members from the Department of History, Politics and Society answers questions from visitors.

Learn more

For questions about “Trip Through Time” activities, contact Cindy Speer in the Department of History, Politics and Society at speer@calu.edu.