Historic Camden (SC) This weekend!
- This coming weekend at Historic Camden, 222 Broad Street in Camden SC- we
will put our combined efforts towards helping an Historic Site that helps
tell the story of The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and
receives no government support- so they count on you and me.
At the end of this email is a list of work we hope to accomplish on
Saturday, and into Sunday. You do not need to stay the entire time- if you
can do 4 hours or so, please come and pitch in!
Our weekend will run from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, until we have to quit that
evening, with breaks for meals and rest. Sunday morning we begin again at
9:00 and will run until about 3 p.m.
Lunch on both Saturday and Sunday will be provided, as well as a meal
Saturday evening. If we have enough energy and desire we'll burn our brush
in a Bonfire Saturday night.
We have about 20 volunteers committed, and really need another 10 to 15 to
make a bunch of progress- can you come for a time? I'll be on site Friday
early afternoon, and camping there for the weekend.
Yes, if you want to stay over, you may camp on site- modern tent or car
camping encouraged, RV spaces on site, or there are several close motels.
Please bring if you can:
Chainsaws, brush trimmers, rakes, shovels, gloves, comfortable clothing, hat
for shade, lawn pesticides, hammers, portable power tools, etc. etc. etc.
(Use your imagination if need be)
If you can't come, but think someone else could, please send them this
email. Everyone is welcome, you need not be a history buff, you just need a
desire to help out where you can.
If you can make it, either reply to this email, or visit
http://events.rncr.org/LaborDay/laborday.htm to let us know for planning
purposes. Likewise, if you said you could come but plans have changed also
let us know.
A small keg of Carl's Special Brew will be available after work for those 21
Here's the project List:
Work to repair (at least) the front of the redoubt, to
include resetting posts, repairing walls, and installing Firing Steps near
the entrance. If time and resources allow, construct and fill gabions at the
entrance and at the artillery position. Use extended roundup as possible.
Re-Set Palisade Wall lower grounds
Remove palisade that has rotted at ground level, dig trench
with backhoe, stand wall back up, and backfill.
Clean out & repair Wood Storage Pen behind KC House
Remove all wood, cut all brush inside, treat with pesticide
and extended roundup. Stack all wood back inside, verify locks work, and
investigate roofing wood storage.
Cut Up, Split, and stack Firewood behind KC House
Cut all wood behind KC House to length, split, and stack in
the Wood Storage Pen. Downed & Cut wood from other areas of the site may be
brought back as well.
Trim Brush, small trees, and deadfall as needed around site.
Turn Brush Arbor into a more permanent display.
Repair Brick Steps- various around site
Replace broken or missing bricks as needed.
Repair Kershaw Basement Doors, front and back
Both sets of doors stick in damp weather. Hinges are loose,
doors need to be restored to proper function.
Fill Low Spots front of KC House, back of Brit Camp
Bringing dirt from the pile, or scraping high spots, fill
areas that tend to puddles when raining.
Check Doors & Steps on dogtrot, tavern, and cabins
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