The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society will sponsor the third annual "Francis Marion Living History Days" at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton on February 25 – 27, 2010. The event presents historical interpreters demonstrating skills and historical information about life in Colonial America and during the Revolutionary War. Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 are reserved for students from Clarendon County schools, and Saturday, February 27 is free and open to the public. SC Humanities supported this program though a Mini Grant in January 2010.
A variety of re-enactors and demonstrators will be on site presenting on everything from storytelling, to pottery, to candlemaking and sewing. Demonstrators are dressed in period costumes and many offer "hands-on" demonstrations. On Friday, February 26, there will be a lantern walk that is free and open to the public, in which American Revolution "encampments" will be visited and historical vignettes presented. For more information about Francis Marion Living History Days, visit the website at: http://francismarioncountry.com/.
Third-grade students from Clarendon County schools benefit from this fun and educational program on the Thursday and Friday of the event. Approximatey 500 students are expected to participate.
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