Revolutionary fun at the Akin House

Jun 2, 2024

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The Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust is hosting its annual “Never Idle Hands — Living in Early America” event with a reenactor of Deborah Sampson on Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Akin House.

Sampson lived from 1760 to 1827 and was the first woman to fight in Washington's Army during the Revolutionary War.
Attendees will be welcomed to listen to Sampson’s life story of childhood adversity, military service, her disguises to avoid detection, and her postwar activities.

Sampson will also be available to meet visitors.

The day will also include 18th century cooking demonstrations by “Tea to Sea” and early woodworking techniques using antique tools. Participants will also be invited to participate in an archeological dig on site.

Music will be provided by the Buzzards Bay Buccaneers. Children will be welcome to play games.


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Event Date: 

Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

The Akin House

Contact Name: 

Diane Gilbert

Contact Phone: 

(508) 965-7265

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