Battles and Brews tour planned for Oct. 14 – New York News




FORT EDWARD, N.Y. >> A French and Indian War “Battles and Brews” bus tour through Washington and Warren Counties is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14.

The tour will examine sites such as Rogers Island in Fort Edward, the Old Military Road, Fort Anne, Fort George, and military sites in Lake George.

The event is organized by Washington County Historical Society whose mission is educating the public about America’s history and culture.

However, it also strives to promote Washington County businesses. So two stops will be made along the tour route to local micro-breweries.


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The tour will be led by historians Pat Niles, John Mead and Jamie Parillo.

Niles was a 30-year history teacher, is current Historical Society board president, and a former long-time interpreter at the Saratoga National Historical Park.

Mead is a teacher, town historian for Hampton and Kingsbury, a British soldier re-enactor, and past Historical Society president.

Parillo is executive director of the Saratoga Springs History Museum, and a long-time American Revolution and French and Indian War re-enactor. These three men have over 80 years of experience in working and interpreting colonial history in this region.

The cost of the tour is $50 for Society members and $60 for non-members. The cost includes the bus trip, tour, and two free beer samples.

Reservations, which are limited, can be made by sending a check, made out to Washington County Historical Society, 167 Broadway, Fort Edward, 12828.

For information call (518) 538-1235 or email: pdniles@gmail.com.

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