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Scouts and Soldiers – Native Americans in the Colonial Wars Living History Event
November 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A Family-Friendly Living History Event! In Celebration of Native American Heritage Month!
Presented by Drew Shuptar-Rayvis, locally well-known living historian of Algonkian life.
Sunday, November 3, 2019. Drop in anytime between 1:30pm – 3:30pm Mill Hill Historic Park – 2 East Wall St. Norwalk, CT. (Handicapped and Limited Mobility parking on site only. For general parking, please follow signs to parking across the street.)
Tickets at: https://scoutsandsoldiers.brownpapertickets.com/ or at the door.
Early Bird Kid (6 – 12) tickets: $4.00. Kid (6012) Day of & at the door: $5.00.
Early Bird Teen&Adult Tickets: $8.00. Teen/Adult Day of & at the door: $10.00.
Kids under 5: Free!
Learn about Native Americans and their crucial involvement in the colonial wars of the 18th century. Explore a Native American soldier’s campsite with living historian of Algonkian life, Drew Shuptar-Rayvis. View 18th century Native American artifacts, learn about Native American survival techniques and discover the Native American tradition of wampum belt making. There will also be a live musket demonstration. Drop in anytime between 1:30pm – 3:30pm to discover Native American life.
About Drew Shuptar-Rayvis: Drew Shuptar- Rayvis is an Living Historian and traditional algonkian artist of mixed European and Native American descent. His European and Jewish Heritage being of Pennsylvania Dutch, Welsh, Swiss, English, Scots Irish, Carpatho Rusyn, French ,Scandinavian and Ashkenazi ; Drew is a recognized descendant of the Pocomoke Indian Nation of Maryland , being of Accomac ( Across the Water People) and Pocomoke ( Dark Water People) descent as well as being an enrolled tribal member in Schaghticoke First Nation of Dutchess County NY. Growing up in the southern foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in the hill town of Brookfield Connecticut has given him since the age of 6 a love for history; Native American and colonial along with the outdoors that pervades strongly in his art and teaching, giving him strong ties to his own Native American heritage which has caused him to pursue his certificate in Archaeology from Norwalk Community College in 2013 and the his Bachelors in Anthropology / Sociology from Western Connecticut State University; graduating Cum Laude in 2015. Drew is also a locally well-known living historian of Algonkian life in New England and the Northeast during the 17th and 18th century ; a time when Native people including his own family in Maryland were changing their ancestral ways and trying to maintain who they were through the strife, warfare and removal from their homeland’s as well as a time when his European ancestors were adjusting and learning how to live in a new land. Drew has interpreted for a multitude of institutions both great and small , among them are , Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center , Mohegan Tribal Nation , Fort Ticonderoga , Fort William Henry, Fort Delaware, Fort Crown Point, Danbury Historical Society , Old Woodbury Historical Society, York Pennsylvania Historical Society, The Benton Homestead, The Dennison Homestead , Keeler Tavern, Hansdell House , Nanticoke Jamboree and White Plains Historical Society . Drew has also starred in a small film “ Washington’s Armour” to be released in 2020 and is a algonkian cultural and historical consultant and actor for the King Phillips War era film “ Rumors of War” ; Drew has also been a reoccurring model for historical artist Don Troiani.
Photo Credit: Drew Shuptar-Rayvis