Visitors step back in time at Johnstown Market Fair – New York News

Just a short walk from West State Street, one of the busier roadways through Johnstown, four men in full Revolutionary War soldier uniforms huddled around a steel cannon, which let out a thunderous boom, followed by a puff of white smoke.

A small crowd unplugged their ears, applauded and turned and walked toward an estate constructed in 1763.

The 18th Century Market Fair was held this weekend at the Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown. The event, which takes place every other year, included historical tours, period-accurate goods for purchase and demonstrations meant to educate visitors on life in Colonial times.

“It’s an opportunity for people of the 21st century to tangibly touch the history of the 18th century by having the ability to experience the activities of that time,” said Wade Wells, the historical site manager.


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