Celebrating the American Revolution Downeast, specifically the Battle of the Margaretta – First Naval Battle of the Am Revolution and beginning of the US Merchant Marines – and the Battle of the Rim, when the British returned for revenge and were repulsed by the cooperation of the Patriots and their allies: the Passamaquoddy, Maliseets, and Penobscots.
Basically we take you back in time, to life in 1770’s. It’s free, fun, handicapped-accessible and educational for all ages. Held at the University of Maine at Machias, history comes alive with an encampment of reenactors, Native Americans, musicians, trappers, timber framers, blacksmiths, weavers etc.
Taste the food, enjoy the music and dance. Meet some of the leaders in the Am Rev Downeast and hear their stories. There are games for children and adults. Area historical societies are on hand to assist with family genealogy. Last, but not least, you can shop our contemporary artists and crafters.