Muster on the Wabash Nov. 2 & 3, 2013 

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Vincennes State Historic Sites
P.O.  Box 81
Vincennes, IN  47591

Dear Living History Participants:

Vincennes State Historic Sites invite you to the 14th Annual Muster on the Wabash!We have returned to our original weekend after moving our dates for one year to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle of Tippecanoe in 2011.  This War of 1812 encampment will take place on November 2nd and 3rd, 2013. The location is historic Fort Knox II, along the Wabash River three miles north of Vincennes, IN. 

Public hours are 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.  Muster on the Wabash is a juried event.  Your clothing, camp, food and any trade goods must reflect the 1790-1815 period. All non-period items shall be kept out of site during public hours.  U.S. and British Regulars, Militia, Woodland Native Americans, and Civilians are invited to participate. Participants will be provided firewood, straw, port-a-johns, and a meal on Saturday evening.  Camps are not to be broken prior to 4:00pm Sunday.

Period traders and food vendors are welcome for a $30.00 fee. Please enclose a check made payable to “Old Northwest Corporation” and return with the signed Vendor’s Permit. All venders must return a vender’s permit.  Craft exhibitors are not charged if they demonstrate their talents to the public.

Safety is foremost. No loaded weapons in camp. Weapons are only fired as part of scheduled events unless approved by the Site’s representatives.  Only paper cartridges are used—no horns, ramming of charges, gluing, stapling, or waxing. Limited powder is provided for cannon only. All edged weapons must have a scabbard or sheath.  There will be no unscripted hand-to-hand combat on the field!  Vincennes State Historic Site staff decisions concerning all aspects of the Muster are absolute. As a State Historic Site all alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

An Application to Participate is enclosed. All participants must return this application!  Please return it, and if applicable the Vendor’s Permit, by October 22.  Contact the Vincennes State Historic Sites at 812-882-7422, or email vincennesshs@indianamuseum.org with questions or concerns. Also, you can visit spiritofvincennes.org for more information about the event. 

We appreciate your participation and support.We look forward to seeing you in November at Muster on the Wabash!

Sincerely,

David Weaver
Site Manager
Vincennes State Historic Sites

Participant Application (click here)

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