Family Fun Daze on Rockland's waterfront

Jun 06, 2014
An 1890s encampment with period dress, musket shooting, weaving, blacksmithing, archery and other demonstrations will be featured at Family Fun Daze, Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15 at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland.

Rockland — The Sail, Power and Steam Museum hosts family fun days with activities for all Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The centerpiece for this year will be an 1890s encampment with period dress, musket shooting, weaving, blacksmithing, archery and other demonstrations. This living history event takes us back to the way our ancestors lived.

There will be guided tours of the maritime museum featuring machinery, gizmos and glitches granddaddy would have been faced with. The museum’s big steam mill will be running and the lime kiln will be fired up. Also running of gas powered make ‘n break machinery and steam engines. Maybe there will be lime burnt in the kiln but definitely hot dogs for lunch. Model-T rides in the 1923 Ford.

Demonstrations will include rowing, sailing, wood and stone carving, navigation and radar, knots and splices, line tossing and boat inspections. Visit the 28-foot Friendship sloop under construction in the boat shop and listen to a lecture on the building project.

There will be sea shanties and salty song fests throughout the weekend with the famous music jam on Sunday afternoon. Bring an instrument including that voice and join in.

The weekend and all events are free.

Volunteer to help or bring items to sell at the flea market.

Sharp’s Point South and the Sail, Power and Steam Museum are at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland. For more information on the Sail, Power and Steam Museum and its programs, call 701-7627, email sailpowersteammuseum@gmail.com or visit sharpspointsouth.com.

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