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Sunday, August 20, 2017
Timeline of World History at Schuyler Flatts

Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Schuyler Flatts Park
595 Broadway, Menands, NY 12204
Sponsored by: Historical Society of the Town of Colonie

A display of military uniforms, customs, drills and weapon demonstrations through the ages will be presented at the Schuyler Flatts Historical Park in Menands.

There will be a strong representation by U.S. Civil War reenactors, both North and South, including infantry, artillery, army and navy. But there will also be 20th Century American, German and Italian units as well as Roman Empire, Viking and colonial American presentations

It is free and the public is most welcome. Food is available.

To download an event flyer, click HERE.


Sunday, August 20, 2017
World War I Table Top War Games (participatory war game, not lecture)

Sunday, August 20 - 2 to 4 pm
Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk, NY
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

You are invited to participate in something completely different! Sunday, August 20, the Bethlehem Historical Association will host a second World War I tabletop battle to coincide with their summer exhibition about Bethlehem's participation in that war a century ago.

Players of any age (under 12 with an adult) should show up at the Cedar Hill School on Route 144, about 2 pm Sunday afternoon, for another tabletop war-game, again, easy to learn and for all ages. This time players will take to the skies over the Adriatic Sea as pursuit planes and bombers of Italy's Regia Aeronautica. They'll battle it out with the fliers of the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Luftfahrtruppen. The tiny 1/144 scale planes are a colorful reminder of just how drab modern air combat has become. And how impersonal. Perhaps you will have time to learn a few interesting facts about Italy's famous ace Francesco Barraca, or Austria's Godwin Brumowski.

For further information or to reserve a spot at the table, please call Robert Mulligan at 439-3802.

The Bethlehem Historical Association’s Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum is located at 1003 River Road in Selkirk. The museum is open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 PM through October 29. Admission is free.

Visit BethlehemHistorical.org for more info.


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