United States Colored Troops Weekend


United States Colored Troops Weekend

United States Colored Troops at Fort Mifflin commemorate the sesquicentennial of America's greatest conflict. The 3rd USCT invites all to come to share and learn the forgotten stories of the most tumultuous period of our nation's history. Re-enactors, authors, and other experts tell the stories of the African Americans during the Civil War, their struggles to serve, for citizenship, for equal pay, for good equipment and freedom.
The activities at the Fort will include: fort tours, historic Impressionists, exhibits, demonstrations, interactive programs, videos, films, lectures and first person impressions.

Schedule:
Friday April 1 Fort Opens 10-4 School Day School groups tour Fort and Soldier life program
3:30 Coffee and Rolls served
4:00 Reenactors start moving into the barracks and casements

Saturday Fort opens to public 10-4
7:30 Coffee and Rolls served
9:00 Muster in ranks and Officers meeting

School of the soldier, Fort Tours programs, plays and exhibits.

1:00 Lunch Provided in the Hospital
4:00 Viewing of the Movie Glory in the Bake Oven

Event hosts:
3rd Regiment USCT

For more information -

event contact:

-Pvt. Joseph W. Becton, Coordinator, 215-878-8961
-Sgt/Major Joseph H. Lee, President, 267-575-4734
-QM/Sgt. Byron W. Childress, Regimental Sec. 215-666-5212
-Pvt. Robert F. Houston, Exhibits 215-235-0596

Sat Apr 2 – Sun Apr 3, 2011
Fort Mifflin, Fort Mifflin Road Phila.,Pa (map)