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Morris, McAllister have events this weekend

POSTED: December 6, 2012 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 8, visitors to Fort Morris State Historic Site will celebrate the holidays as they were observed during the country’s colonial period, long before Rudolf and malls were around.

From 5-8 p.m., interpreters and volunteers in historical attire will fire Christmas muskets as a holiday salute, musician Jamie Keena will raise the spirits of visitors with live colonial Christmas music, the Christmas Story will be read, and the traditional yule log — representing warmth and light — will be thrown into a Christmas bonfire that will be lit around twilight.

Carolers will sing period songs, and colonial refreshments will be passed around the fire.

A dance will close out the evening and all participants will be invited to join in the fun.

Fort Morris State Historic Site is at 2559 Fort Morris Road in Midway. The event is free.

For more information, e-mail or call 884-5999.

Additionally, Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill will have a Winter Muster and Battle from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 8. Confederate re-enactors will prepare for their “final battle,” which is at 5 p.m. A self-guided tour will start after the battle at which time visitors will learn about the destruction of war.

Admission is $3.75-$6.50.

Fort McAllister is at 3894 McAllister Road. Call 727-2339.

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