Colonial Times: Under the Crown

Colonial Times: Under the Crown

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - Community members recently traveled back in time to the 18th century and learned what it was like in North Augusta.

North Augusta’s Living History Park had lots of visitors Saturday and Sunday for the Colonial Times: Under the Crown event.

Ernest McPeake a volunteer for over 10 years told FOX 54, “The memories last with you forever.”

People of all ages had the chance to learn about life in the CSRA during the 18th century by immersing themselves in that time.

“People have never seen these things before, other than a book, so we believe we make history alive.” said Bob Kaltenbach, who volunteered as a blacksmith for the event.

For the many volunteers who make the weekend possible – it’s about sparking curiosity and making sure people leave with knowledge they did not have before.

Kaltenbach said, “that’s another generation that’s coming along. And it’s a generation that as far as we’re concerned, can have their feet steeped in history of knowing who they are, where they are and where they live.”

The Living History Park is open every first Saturday of the month. You can look forward to the next event, Colonial Times: A Day to Remember, coming up in October.

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