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War of 1812 play part of Harvest Festival

by jmaloni
Mon, Sep 19th 2011 01:05 pm

The Lewiston Council on the Arts' production of the "Marble Orchard: Spirits of 1812" will be presented at the Lewiston Harvest Festival. One free performance will take place at the Hennepin Park Gazebo at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The audience is invited step back in time and experience what life was like 200 years ago in Lewiston, where the first shots of the War of 1812 were fired. On Dec. 19, 1813, the blood-curdling war cries of Mohawk Indians and the terrifying sight of British Red Coats brandishing their burning torches roused villagers from their beds. Armed with only the instinct for survival, they battled their tormentors and the elements and fled their burning village, returning later to re-build Lewiston with the steadfast determination of pioneers.

For more information, call Eva Nicklas, LCA artistic director, at 716-754-0166. 

Marble Orchard Ghost Walks run each Saturday at 7 p.m. through Oct. 29. Participants meet at the Lewiston International Peace Garden, 476 Center St.

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