OGDENSBURG — This weekend, Van Rensselaer Issue, also known as Lighthouse Stage, will be flooded with reenactors as the Fort de la Presentation Affiliation hosts Le Siege de Fort de la Presentation.
Formerly recognised as Founder’s Day Weekend, Le Siege de Fort de la Presentation will just take spot Saturday and Sunday on the fort house at 22 Albany Ave. The gates open at 10 a.m. and shut at 4 p.m. Saturday. They open up at 10 a.m. and shut at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5 for older people $3 for people with military ID and $2 for ages 6 to 16. Young children 5 and youthful get in for cost-free.
The identify modify was a consequence of the association’s drive to emphasis on French historical past of the fort residence through the Seven Yrs War. All through that war, Fort de la Presentation was in the direct path of the English who ended up shifting up the St. Lawrence River towards Montreal.
The weekend returns subsequent a two-yr hiatus owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and journey limits on Canadian reenactors.
“It has been a difficult couple of decades with the pandemic. The Fort Association has labored really hard in the course of the hiatus brought about by COVID by preserving the Abbe Picquet Trail open up and earning improvement to the internet site,” claimed Fort President Barbara O’Keefe. “We are pleased to convey back again our reenactment with a fresh new and new face. We are now highlighting our French heritage with ‘Le Siege de la Fort de La Presentation,’ or ‘Le Siege,’ for small, our new dwelling record function. The occasion will also aspect a fight narrated by Jim Reagen, a duel and interval-appropriate displays.”
The weekend will have reenactment battles of the French and Indian War as very well as French, British, indigenous and maritime encampments. There will be historical talks, demonstrations, reveals, vendors and children’s routines.
The occasion will also characteristic an out of doors Mass, presented by the Rev. James Shurtleff of Notre Dame Church.
“The Fort Association is privileged to now possess the web site of the first Fort. We are pleased to announce that the 7:30 Sunday morning Mass will be held on the location where the flooring of the first Fort chapel lies, uncovered by an archeological dig,” Ms. O’Keefe mentioned. “The mass will have areas read in French, English and Mohawk. This website was in which the very last Catholic Mass was held above 260 a long time ago. The Fort chapel was the to start with Catholic church in upstate New York.”
The Abbé Piquet Going for walks Trail will be closed from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday for the occasion.