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Reservations open for the Friends of Camp Security trip to The Museum of the American Revolution

 

The Friends of Camp Security is sponsoring a coach trip to the newly opened Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 26.  The museum currently has some artifacts on exhibit that were found during a dig at the Camp Indulgence area within the Camp Security site.

We will be boarding the Bailey coach at 7:45 at the Queensgate Shopping Center upper lot, entered off of Queenswood Drive.  The all-inclusive charge includes bus transportation, driver gratuity, museum admission, extras just for our group and a catered box lunch.

To reserve your seat/seats, FOCS needs to receive a check for $80 per person for members of Friends of Camp Security, $90 per person for non-members.  New members are always welcome and anyone can easily join at www.campsecurity.org.  This trip is expected to fill up fast, so please get your reservations in.  Reservations need to include email addresses and/or phone numbers so that everyone can be contacted a few weeks before departure for lunch choices.

Please make checks payable to Friends of Camp Security and send them to FOCS, c/o Rob Campbell, 811 Marvell Dr., York, PA 17402.  If there are any questions, contact June Lloyd by email at ycpa89@msn.com.

To learn more about The Museum of the American Revolution, follow the link below.

https://www.c-span.org/person/?rstephenson

Enjoy and Paint Benefit for Camp Security

On Thursday, June 22nd, a Painting Party Benefit will be held at Naylor Wine Shoppe at Queensgate. The doors will open at 6:00 PM for wine tasting. Painting will start at 6:30 PM. The cost is $45 to paint. We are featuring an adaptation of the Schultz House as our subject. A printable pdf is available here.

Camp Security was a prison camp built in 1781 to detain British troops surrendered by Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga, N.Y. and their families. Prisoners captured at Yorktown, Va arrived later. It was guarded by York County militia and Continental troops until operations ceased at the end of the American Revolution in 1783. The camp consisted of log huts and a large stockade. Archaeological evidence confirmed its location less than a mile to the south.

Camp Security is the last remaining undeveloped prisoner-of-war camp from the Revolutionary War. One of only a handful to ever be established, it is located just east of the City of York in Springettsbury Township. Camp Security housed over one-thousand British and Canadian prisoners of war between the summer of 1781 and the spring of 1783.

Schultz Farm

Please consider a contribution to Friends of Camp Security.  It costs approximately $25,000 and 60 volunteers each summer to excavate and search for the details of where and how people lived in this camp. The funds we raise at GoFundMe will be entirely spent on these archaeological digs and will provide funding for summer excavations in 2017 and 2018.  Please help us with our goal of preserving, interpreting, and commemorating this important United States historic site.

https://www.gofundme.com/finding-camp-security