Aug. 27, 2008
PRINCE WILLIAM (CNB) - Visitors to Kings Landing Historical Settlement will be able to see this Labour Day weekend how men and women in the 1800s carried out-day-to-day tasks before the advent of electricity and modern conveniences. Kings Landing has organized various events to mark Labour Day on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, and Monday, Sept. 1.
The blacksmith will demonstrate how to produce hardware for others in the village as well as make and repair his tools on the forge. The cooper will make barrels and containers of all sizes, while the women at the Joslin farm will preserve apples in advance of winter.
Demonstrations will include processing wool, with all the steps from washing the fleece to spinning and dyeing wool for making shawls, mittens and long underwear. Each day at 11:30 a.m., visitors will be able to watch the sawmill start up and cut logs into lumber. Each day will also include performances by the Kings Landing theatre group and a country dance for villagers and visitors alike.
Kings Landing is open daily until Oct. 13, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The settlement is located 20 minutes west of Fredericton at Exit 253 off the Trans-Canada Highway. Special events are scheduled for throughout the season, including military re-enactments, live theatre performances, auctions, fairs and festivals. For more information, contact Kings Landing at 506-363-4999 or visit www.kingslanding.nb.ca
MEDIA CONTACT: Patricia Donnelly, Kings Landing, 506-363-4952.