– Scout Weekends continue June 8 when "Ben Franklin" will be at Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History at 1 p.m. to teach visitors how he built his famous "electrifying" kite.
Historic instructions (with some modern supplies and adaptations) will be provided for the hands-on craft making experience. (Unfortunately kites will not be able to be test flown at the Fort due to safety issues.)
As during all Scout Weekends, admission is only $3 each for uniformed scouts and for anyone accompanied by a scout in uniform. Scouts need not come with their troops or troop leaders.
Admission includes a tour of the fort, where costumed docents interpret the lives and lifestyles of the first European settlers in the Upper Delaware River valley.
Demonstrations include: candle making, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, gardening, cabin keeping, weaponry – particularly periodic "Blasts from the Past" on an authentic 2-pound signal cannon.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday until June 28, when fort hours expand to include Fridays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History is located along the New York State Scenic Byway at 6615 State Route 97 in Narrowsburg.
For further information, contact Fort Director Debra Conway at 845-252-6660.