COOKSBURG, Pa. – After two years without large-scale events at Cook Forest, the French & Indian War Encampment will return to the event schedule in 2022.
The Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, at the Sawmill Center for the Arts.
Highlights of this full two-day encampment, sponsored by local businesses, include woodland natives, cannon and musket firing, cooking, primitive skills, 18th-century surgical techniques, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, pottery, children’s games, sutler camp, renowned living historians, French & Indian War Era artisans, and live tactical engagements. Every battle is different!
Take a walk back in time along the Black Bear Trail by the Sawmill Center for the Arts during open camp hours to view British, Colonial, French, and Native American re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.