The year is 1774 . The year is 1774. Artisans and...

DAYTRIPPING

September 06, 1992

The year is 1774 . The year is 1774. Artisans and merchants have gathered on Market Square. British militia are attempting to hoist their flag, and the debates on independence are heated.

The scene takes place Saturday in Old Town Alexandria, Va., as part of an 18th century fair presented by Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal St. In addition to watching events, you can learn the latest steps from the dance master and enjoy the entertainers -- singers, dancers, jugglers and fire eaters. There will also be games for children as well as food and drink.

Admission is free, but a nominal donation is suggested for some

of the events. Call (703) 838-4242.

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