Founders’ Day activities to include pirates and living history players
The Urbanna Founders’ Day Committee will host a visit by “The Moody Crewe” on Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. as part of its living history activities surrounding the dedication of the John Mitchell Map.
Based in the Hampton Roads area, The Moody Crewe brings to life the “golden age of piracy” from 1680 to 1730 and offers more than 100 years of combined experience as living historians. Some members are listed with the National Registry of Living Historians and are affiliated with the Virginia Storytellers Alliance, and several are certified as black powder experts by the National Park Service.
Colonial children’s games, storytelling, and colonial dancing, announced by a town crier, will enliven the town. A dunking booth, and cannon and musket fire will add excitement to the day.
Interactions between the pirates and other “People of the Past” are sure to produce some interesting “skirmishes,” and the Founders’ Day Committee anticipates a mock trial in the afternoon of one or more of the pirates on the “courthouse steps” (the Woman’s Club building).
The “York River Concert Band” will perform traditional American music on the village green, and a fife and drummer may attend to add further musical ambiance to the occasion.
A timeline of all activities will appear in upcoming issues of the Southside Sentinel and in the September issue of the Rivah Visitor’s Guide which hits newsstands on August 28.
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