This year’s ceremony will include historical characters attired in period costume, the unveiling of a life-size wooden carving of a St. Francis Indian warrior, and a guest speaker.
The first 200 children will receive a free Fort Massachusetts coloring book!
After the commemorative activities, Friends of Fort Massachusetts will place a wreath at the site of Fort Massachusetts in remembrance of those thirty persons within the fort during this memorable siege. We hope you will join us in remembrance.
The soldiers were: Sergeant John Hawks, Chaplain John Norton, John Aldrich, Jonathan Bridgeman, Nathaniel Eames, Phineas Forbush, Samuel Goodman, Nathaniel Hitchcock, Thomas Knowlton, Samuel Lovatt, John Perry, Amos Pratt, Josiah Reed, Joseph Scott, Moses Scott, Stephen Scott, Jacob Shepherd, Benjamin Simonds, John Smead Sr., John Smead, Jr., Daniel Smead, and David Warren.
The women and children were: Mary, wife of John Smead Sr., and their children, Elihu, Simon, and Mary; Miriam, wife of Moses Scott, and their children, Ebenezer and Moses; and Rebecca, wife of John Perry. Last, but not least, an additional one, Captivity, daughter of John Smead, Sr., who was born along the way on their long journey to Canada.