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    of possible interest to those with a historical bent: Event: Horse Archery and Polish Winged Hussars Exhibition Date: November 15-16, 2003 Time: 10-5 Saturday,
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      of possible interest to those with a historical bent:

      Event: Horse Archery and Polish Winged Hussars Exhibition
      Date: November 15-16, 2003
      Time: 10-5 Saturday, 10-3 Sunday; the main equestrian demonstrations
      are 1:30PM (Saturday) and 11 AM (Sunday)
      Place: Timonian State Fairgrounds, Timonian MD
      Cost: Exhibition only is Free. General admission is $5, kids under 14
      free; includes the exhibition, visiting the Miniatures convention and
      the `Virginia Renaissance Festival' entertainments
      Contact: Rick Orli 348 N. Edison St. Arlington VA 22203 --
      som@... --
      (703) 575-6296(D)
      Sponsors: Sienkiewicz Society, and Fall-In! Historical Miniatures
      Convention
      <mailto:som@...>
      http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/FallIn.htm
      http://www.fall-in.org/theme_pike_and_shot.htm

      Brief Event Description:
      Demonstration of horse archery and mounted `winged hussar' lancers of
      the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 17th C.

      More:

      Since the earliest days of horsemanship, those who would master the
      grasslands of the world have first mastered the use of the bow and
      lance. Up against effective guns and cannons in the 17th Century,
      this ancient technology was still decisive in Eastern Europe and
      Asia. In conjunction with the Fall-In! Miniatures game convention,
      the Sienkiewicz Society - dedicated to celebration of the history and
      culture of 17th C. Eastern Europe - is presenting a demonstration
      of horse archery and mounted `winged hussar' lancers of the Polish
      Lithuanian Commonwealth. We will also offer the adult public hands-
      on matchlock musket, pike, saber, and cannon classes, and have
      costume shows, games, music, and other activities for kids.

      We are especially pleased that Lukas Novotny, head instructor for the
      2003 International Horse Archery Festival, will be demonstrating his
      skills for us in a special appearance.

      ________

      Also, on Nov. 1-2, 2003 at Fort Randolf in Point Plesant WVA, our
      group is participating in the reenactment of the Siege of Torun in
      1658. Cannons, hussars, and more! Most activities are planned in the
      early afternoon (noon to 3PM).
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