PINKHAM NOTCH, NH — The Autumn “Muster in the Mountains” which takes place annually at the Mt. Washington Auto Road portrays one of New Hampshire’s most dramatic and colorful time periods (1750 - 1850). The sights, sounds and smells of time travel, including open cook fires and musket and cannon fire, will come to life on September 7, 8 and 9, as more than 100 historical reenactors set up their camps at the base area of the Mt. Washington Auto Road on Route 16 in Pinkham Notch.
This colonial encampment will recreate the historic gatherings where early settlers traded goods and services, often traveling great distances for the annual rendezvous. Groups representing Northeastern Indians, frontiersmen, militiamen, British soldiers, French Marines and mountain men will set up period tentage and displays.
Artisans will offer handcrafted items ranging from leather goods and clothing to period beadwork, knives, guns and rare books. Planned activities include musket and cannon firing, tomahawk and knife throwing competitions, weaving, wood carving, gunsmithing, coppersmithing, blacksmithing, period music, candle dipping, basket making, quillwork, period cooking, woodcraft, archery, and 18th century games.
Saturday will be competition day, with cannon fire, a shooting range, tomahawk and knife throwing, and a woods walk. The encampment area will be open to the public (free of charge) on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
The Auto Road will be open for normal operations throughout the muster.
For more details on the upcoming Muster in the Mountains call the Mt. Washington Auto Road at 603-466-3988 or log on to www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com