The Troops at Camden, a Maine living history group, will be encamped on the grounds of the 1770s Thorndike Homestead in Camden Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly event is an opportunity for the public to learn what life was like in Midcoast Maine during the Revolutionary War period. This event is part of a series of encampments taking place monthly, through October. The entrance to the Homestead is located on Route 1, adjacent to Hannaford on the Camden-Rockport town line.

Photo courtesy of the Troops at Camden.

The historic Thorndike house will be open to the public. Visitors can learn about 18th century medicine, and medical practices. There will be 18th century daily living demonstrations and participatory activities. On the surrounding grounds, there will be soldier campfire cooking with recipes from the period, as well as a weaving demonstration.

Photo courtesy of the Troops at Camden.

Camden militia reenactors from the Revolutionary War period, will show the arms and accoutrements of a local soldier. Families will be able to try out a variety of Colonial games and toys.

Photo courtesy of the Troops at Camden.

Don Rainville, a period home and furniture restoration professional, will be on hand to discuss furniture of the 18th century. Rainville will also offer free consultations to visitors who have questions about their house or antique furniture.

For more information, contact the Camden-Rockport Historical Society at CRHSME@myfairpoint.net, and follow Camden-Rockport Historical Society and the Troops at Camden on Facebook.