2013 Napoleon Encampment and Re-enactment

Imagine this: The year is 1805. You’re in the small town of Austerlitz. Suddenly, a troop of French cavalry ride into the Village square surprising the Russian and Austrian soldiers. Skirmishes break out around the Village Square.

French and Coalition regiments of the Napoleon Era will descend on Old Austerlitz, the home of the Austerlitz Historical Society, for an Encampment on the weekend of May 18-19. There will be battle scenarios, demonstrations, live music, skirmishes and cavalry. Visitors will be able to wander around camp and interact with re-enactors and their families in this living history event.

Saturday will be capped off with a traditional English Country Dance in the newly erected 1794 Morey-Devereaux Barn from 8pm to 10pm.

Bring a picnic lunch and plan to stay for the day.

RAIN OR SHINE – Adults $5 – under 12 FREE

WE LOVE PETS – HOWEVER, OUR INSURANCE DOES NOT ALLOW THEM TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE GROUNDS.

Saturday from 11am to Noon – ,The Four Seasons Quintet are Roger Allen on guitar, Janine Budesheim on violin, Betsy Fry on clarinet, Gail Griffith on concertina and Terry Klein on euphonium . These fine local musicians will be playing a program of music and songs of Bonaparte and 1790 – 1830, appropriate for kids and grown-ups alike. To get in touch with them, {encode=”geg345@gmail.com” title=”Email Four Seasons Quintet”}

Sunday from 10am to 2pm – Ampersand This group interprets music from the folk and old-tyme American traditions on modern instruments with treasured songs and lively instrumentals. The core of Ampersand is Beth Lawton and Dick Hogle, whose duo work shines with the spark of vocal harmonies and a shared musical sensibility. The Ampersand name is particularly appropriate since the whole of this group is definitely more than the sum of its parts!

ANNOUNCING….
The English Country Dance for Saturday Evening May 18th.
In the newly raised Morey Devereaux Barn at Old Austerlitz
7pm to 8pm – beginner lessons and introductions
8pm to 10pm – live music and dancing
Period attire suggested but not required. Beverages available.
A donation toward the cost of the live band is suggested in lieu of an admission fee.

Sponsorship, Advertising and Underwriter opportunities are available for all events.
Please call 518-392-0062 to inquire.

A Special Thank You to our Underwriters who contribute to the success of our event!

1794 Heritage Circle Level Underwriter – $1000
Robert & Luise Kleinberg
Norma Edsall
Alice Corbin
Suzanne Mugler
Anthony & Gail Cashen

Historian Level Underwriter – $500
Joseph & Connie Mondel
Robert & Barbara Willner
Robert Herron

Benefactor Level Underwriter – $250
Alice & Edwin Leason
Michael Rebic & Jeff Harris
John & Denise Dunne

Supporter Level Underwriter – $100
Ellen G. Scott

Other Underwriting Support
Walter Smythe

Corporate Underwriters – Advertising Support
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Corporate Underwriters – Diamond Level Support – $1500
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Corporate Underwriters – Platinum Level Support – $1000
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Corporate Underwriters – Gold Level Support – $500
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Corporate Underwriters – Silver Level Support – $250
The Lofgren Agency
Herrington’s
Dells’ Plumbing, Heating & A/C, Inc.

Corporate Underwriters – Bronze Level Support – $100
Valley Energy
Kinderhook Bank

Corporate Underwriters – Other Level Support
Kleeber Agency Insurance

Logistic Support for our Cavalry Camp




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We LOVE pets! However, our insurance does not allow pets to be brought into the festival. Please make arrangements to leave your pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation.