War of 1812 muster set at Venoge this weekend


The Musee de Venoge historic site near Vevay would like to invite the community to attend a special “War of 1812 Muster” on the grounds this Saturday and Sunday, June 20th-21st.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday; and from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Appearing ‘in person’ at the muster are several famous historic figures, including William Henry Harrison; Henry Clay; and Elisha Golay. There will also be cannon and rifle demonstrations; country dancing; a display of early trades; and a demonstration of hearth cooking.

On June 18th, 1812, war was declared between the United States and Great Britain. A company of militia was raised by Switzerland County resident Captain Elisha Golay, a brother of the first known resident of the Venoge cottage.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the family fun and festivities that surround the muster.

Musee de Venoge is located on State Road 129 approximately one mile north of the intersection of State Road 56. For more information, see www.venoge.org; or call (812) 593-5726.