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June 11, 1998|By Randi Kest

Living history

Experience life during the American Revolution Saturday when the Winterthur Museum in Delaware presents a "Living History Day: A Revolutionary War Encampment." Meet Army officers, enlisted men, 18th-century ladies, camp surgeons and children. Participate in military drills, sing historical ballads, witness artillery demonstrations and learn how an 18th-century soldier's meal was prepared over an open hearth. Visits with George Washington in the Winterthur Galleries also are offered.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is on Route 52 in Winterthur, six miles northwest of Wilmington and five miles south of US Route 1. The event is free with general admission of $8, $6 for senior citizens and students, and $4 for children 5 to 11. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 800-448-3883 or 302-888-4600.

Antique boat show

A fleet of classic wooden boats sails into St. Michaels this weekend for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 11th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, the festival includes a parade of antique cars and boats through the historic town Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Boats will be judged on authenticity, workmanship and maintenance.

This year's highlight is Chris Craft Rivieras and boats with fins. Chris Craft started manufacturing Rivieras in 1949 and continued through 1953. The festival also features boatwright demonstrations, ship stores and trading docks, musical entertainment and fresh seafood. And visitors can learn about different types of boats, their builders, restoration techniques and Chesapeake Bay heritage during seminars Friday and Saturday.

The museum is on Mills Street. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $3 for children 6-17. For information or directions, call 302-645-8686.

Pub Date: 6/11/98

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