Virtual Illustrated Talk: A Discussion of the French and Indian War in America, Pennsylvania, and in the Lives of Soldiers
The Friends of Fort Hunter Lecture Series virtually presents Lynn Otto and Don Cramer offering a reflection on the origins, events, and impact of the French and Indian War, as well as a discussion of the uniforms, weapons, and life of a soldier in this conflict. England and France have a long history of military conflict in their respective quests for global influence. In the middle of the 18th century, their rivalry spilled into North America in a conflict that is known as the Seven Year’s war, or French and Indian War. Fort Hunter was part of a line of defense and a supply depot at this time.
Lynn Otto has been involved in reenacting and Living History since 1984. He is currently the commander of the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the Pennsylvania Regiment, a Pennsylvania Provincial reenactment group of the French and Indian War and sister group to Regiment De La Reine. His interest is focused on the 1730 to 1760 time period of the 18th century in Pennsylvania.
Don Cramer has been a living history reenactor for over 35 years. Much of his focus has been on the period around the French and Indian War, and he currently serves as the unit commander of the Regiment de La Reine, a reenacting club headquartered in Southeast Pennsylvania.
The virtual lecture is free but registration is required. A link to view the presentation will be emailed in the week prior to the talk. Click here to register.