WRSP hosts 4th Annual Woman Warrior Weekend

Published 12:46 pm Monday, July 8, 2019

Coming up this weekend in Ewing, Va., you are invited to join for an amazing weekend of special programming as the important role women had on the 18th century frontier is explored.

At the onset of the Revolutionary War, many backwoods settlements were left unprotected as militias were formed and men marched into battle. In many communities, the women not only became providers, but warriors who found themselves defending hearth and home against British loyalists, and Shawnee and Cherokee raiders.

Like their male counterparts when called upon, they engaged the enemy and protected their families. Journey to Martin’s Station, and take up arms with the women of Powell’s Valley.

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Saturday will be the last opportunity to see a live re-enactment battle for 2019 as the park presents Alarm at Martin’s Station. Come experience this unique event as the men and women of Martin’s Station protect hearth and home from Native raiding parties.

Martin’s Station is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with special program presentations at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Programs are free, but a daily parking fee does apply.

For more information, contact Wilderness Road at 276-445-3065 or email wildernessroad@dcr.virginia.gov. Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information about programming and Virginia’s 38 award-winning state parks, call 800-933-PARK (7275) or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.