ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - A Revolutionary War battle re-enactment held at an upstate New York state park for more than 20 years may be firing its last volley this weekend.
Newtown Battlefield State Park, just east of Elmira off Interstate 86, is hosting the living history event Saturday and Sunday. Each year, scores of history buffs gather to re-enact the Battle of Newtown, a key skirmish in the Continental Army’s Sullivan-Clinton campaign of 1779.
The Chemung Valley Living History Center has been staging battle reenactments at the park for more than 20 years. But event chairman Paul Perine tells the Star-Gazette of Elmira (https://stargaz.tt/1JBTWW9) that this might be the final time it’s held because of increased costs and fewer people available to run the event.
This weekend’s event is expected to involve about 150 to 200 re-enactors.
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