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Adapted for the outdoor stage by Kyle D. Jenks
e4 ™ approved event
(Exercise, Education, Entertainment, Environmentally responsible)
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World Premiere Event
Saturday August 4, 2012
Gelston Castle Estate
(Exit 30 off the New York State Thruway)
It’s the year 1777. Our American Revolution has begun in earnest. General Washington has suffered a series of debilitating defeats. Can the patriots ever conceive of winning their independence from the world's most powerful nation? The answer is yes! 1777 marks a turning point in the patriot's struggle for independence. Some of our country’s finest heroes resided in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York. Back then it was the wild, backwood's interior called the western frontier. Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama by Walter D. Edmonds© tells through vivid characterizations the reasons behind the famous Battle of Oriskany, commonly known as the bloodiest battle of the American Revolution. Who were these people that clashed in this "ravine of death" that fateful morning of August 6, 1777?
Why were the people of the Mohawk Valley facing off against each other, essentially fighting the fledgling country's first Civil War?
Why did neighbors fight neighbors, fathers fight sons, and brothers fight brothers?
These questions will be answered in this compelling, historically researched drama.
Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama by Walter D. Edmonds© will be premiering during a large scale national encampment event at Gelston Castle Estate. This encampment is estimated to consist of 1,000 Revolutionary War reenactors, all dedicated to commemorating that famous battle that occured August 6, 1777 in nearby Oriskany, NY.
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Ticket Prices: $10.00 adults
$8.00 Seniors, children under 12, college students with valid picture ID and active military duty.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the communities and historical sites destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
Won’t you please help preserve America’s precious history?
Your contributions will help insure that this drama achieves its ultimate goal, a permanent outdoor home at Gelston Castle Estate in Mohawk, NY.
Please contact us to make your donations today.
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.“