History Happy Hour (Rain or shine!)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Happy Hour with an historical twist! Fort Ligonier will fire up one of its reproduction historical field ovens for one of our favorite events of the summer! Happy Hour attendees happily line-up among the fort’s tumbrel carts, artillery wagons and canons waiting for Connection Café’s crusty artisan pizzas to pop out of the clay oven.
Live Americana music fills the air throughout the Lower Fort from Joe Golden and Pat Petrarca while Fort Ligonier’s Director of History and Collections Dr. Erica Nuckles offers samples of an 18th-century rum punch recipe. In the event of rain, History Happy Hour moves inside the Center for History Education.
Fort Ligonier’s ovens are replicas of the ones that would have been at the Loyalhanna Encampment (later Fort Ligonier) during the Forbes Campaign. The ovens would have continuously been in use baking bread from the soldiers’ flour rations. The Army paid the baker five-pence and the actual cost of the bread. By 1765, the actual price of a six-pound loaf of bread was seven-pence, so this was a good bargain for the soldier.
RSVPs kindly appreciated by contacting Candace Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 724.238.9701.
This month’s History Happy Hour generously sponsored by Windswept Party and Events!
Walk ins welcome!