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Across the Centuries at Fort Loudoun Historic Site, May 20-21, 2023

The Fort Loudoun Historical Society in Franklin County, PA is proud to announce that Across the Centuries, a 2,000 year world history timeline, will take place over May 20-21, 2023.

Visit Fort Loudoun Historic Site in Franklin County on May 20-21 and witness 2,000 years of world history in one location. Over 40 living history groups will be representing eras from Ancient Greeks, Romans, Vikings, to the Civil War, and all the way to World War II and the Vietnam eras. Experience history hands-on while trying on ancient armor, see ancient and modern weapons, and participate in demonstrations. Food Vendors on site.

Fun for the whole family!

The event hours are: 9-4 Saturday and 9-3 Sunday Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Estimated attendance per day is 1,500-2,000.

Proceeds benefit the Fort Loudoun Historical Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization (83-1525118), who manage Fort Loudoun Historic Site located in Franklin County, PA. The historical society operates solely on donations. Fort Loudoun is dedicated to preserve and interpret the fort’s role as a supply depot during the French & Indian War and pre-Revolutionary War uprising known as the Black Boys Rebellion.


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

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Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

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Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

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Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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