Dear Fellow Re-enactors;
are pleased to announce the Fire
on the Genesee Committee has been invited to sponsor the seventh
re-enactment by Letchworth State Park this coming year. The date has
been set for May 19th to 21nd, 2006. We will
be at the Mt. Morris end of the park, the Highbanks Recreation Area.
This offers us two battlefields to work with. We are able to dig
fire pits and have more parking. Modern camping is close to
everything. The park comes with full use of the park facilities (hot
showers, flush toilets). Wood, Straw, Hay for horses and water is
provided. This year
there will also be a Food
Vendor, which will be open Friday night, and Saturday and
Sunday from breakfast till dinner. Letchworth State Park is located
in Livingston County, is 65 miles south of Rochester, New York.
The park is the home of Camp Williams from
which the 130th New York (later known as 1st
New York Dragoons) and 136th New York units mustered out
of. The park is dedicated to helping to preserve these units history
within the park.
The reenactment will include a open-field
battles each day, all day living history, and a full slate of
civilian activities. One Civilian activity will be the dance
on Saturday night after the Community Dinner. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass. The
meat and drink will be provided. Please indicate on your
Registration Form who will be participating. We will have both
authentic and modern camps.
This is the seventh year of this event in the
park, so we have a unique opportunity to educate the public about
the Park's role in history. For this reason we are emphasizing
authenticity, re-enactor and public interaction. Your ideas and
scenarios are welcome, so we want everyone to come out and enjoy the
experience. Come help make this one of the best events in Western
New York. It is also asked that you leave your politics at home. If
you have any suggestions that may help please include them with your
We will also have a Chinese auction. If you
would like to donate an item please note this on registration form.
PRE-REGISTRATION WILL BE $5.00 PER PERSON MAY 1st,
2006 and $8.00 PER PERSON FOR ANY ONE NOT REGISTERED BY MAY 1st
or as a WALK ON. Registration
will be open from 2:00 P.M. till 10:00 P.M., Friday and from 7:00
A.M. till 10:00 A.M. on Saturday. There will be no refunds on
FEE IS THE SAME AS A RE-ENACTOR $5.00.
Please send your registration forms and checks
payable to Diana Bucknam: 235
South Main Street,
New York 14530.
questions please feel free to call Tim at 585-493-3611
(daytime) or 585-237-3908
(evenings) or E-Mail at HTBuck@aol.com.
We look forward to seeing you in Letchworth.
Highbanks Area of Letchworth State Park
||2:00pm to 11:00pm - Registration
6:00pm to 9:00pm -
|| 7:00am to 11:00am - Registration
9:30am to 4:30pm - Camps Open
8am to 5pm and 7pm-10pm - Concession Stand
11:00 am - Children's Battle (supervised event
for children 12 years old and younger)
2:00pm - Battle
5:00 pm - Re-enactor Community Dinner
7:00 pm - Blue and Gray
Dance - with "City Fiddle"
|| 9:30am to 4:30pm - Camps Open
10:00am - Church
8:00am to 4:00pm - Concession Stand
2:00pm - Battle
4:30pm - Event conclusion