Fort Klock Restoration, A Fortified Stone Homestead in the Mohawk River Valley of Upstate New York
Step back in time and experience the sights, sounds, and way of life of the 1700s on the North Eastern Coast of the New World. Thunderhawk Living History School offers a unique and interactive living history program that caters to people of all physical abilities, from the age of 6 and upwards. This program provides a comprehensive perspective of life during this fascinating era, presenting the viewpoints of Native American Indians, fur traders, Highlanders, European settlers, and Rogers' Rangers, the predecessors to today's Special Forces.
A Living History Experience
At Thunderhawk Living History School, history comes to life through immersive and engaging activities. Everyday objects, seasonal foraging and hunting, and various other items used for trade during the 1700s are not only on display but are also taught about during each lesson. This hands-on approach allows participants to connect deeply with the past, fostering a genuine understanding of the challenges and triumphs of those who lived in the 1700s.
Knowledgeable Thunderhawk Guides
The heart of Thunderhawk Living History School lies in its dedicated and knowledgeable Thunderhawk Guides. These guides possess the remarkable ability to communicate effectively with individuals of all ages, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable and engaged in their company.
The Thunderhawk Guides boast an incredible wealth of knowledge spanning a wide range of topics related to the 1700s. From native hunting and foraging to tool making, cooking, family systems, drums and rattles, weaponry, weaving, flint knapping, and warfare, their expertise covers every aspect of life in that era. Their passion for history and their commitment to imparting this knowledge in an accessible and engaging manner make Thunderhawk Living History School a truly exceptional experience.
Meet Melanie Sawyer: A Living Historian
One of the shining stars associated with Thunderhawk Living History School is Melanie Sawyer, who has also graced The HISTORY Channel's series "Alone." Melanie is not only a living historian but also a skilled forager of food and a teacher of traditional skills. Her expertise and passion for history are evident in her engaging presentations and demonstrations, which provide invaluable insights into how people survived and thrived during the 1700s.
A Free Experience for All
Thunderhawk Living History School believes in making history accessible to everyone. This commitment to inclusivity ensures that individuals and families of all backgrounds and income levels can partake in this enriching journey into the past.
Thunderhawk Living History School stands as a beacon of historical education and interactive learning. By offering a comprehensive look into life on the North Eastern Coast of the New World in the 1700s, from multiple perspectives, this program enriches the understanding of history in an engaging and accessible manner. With passionate Thunderhawk Guides, expert demonstrations, and even a star like Melanie Sawyer, Thunderhawk Living History School is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a living history experience that transcends time. So, step into the past and embrace the sights, sounds, and stories of the 1700s at Thunderhawk Living History School – an adventure that is both educational and unforgettable.
Thunderhawk Living History School: A Journey to the 1700s
2023 Fort Klock's Thunderhawk Living History Event
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