The reception takes place at Gardenworks on Sept. 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. and includes light refreshments, cheese and crackers, fresh cider and apple desserts. Tickets are $10 a person.
Costumed actors will tell stories and answer questions about early Salem and the war. In addition to General John Williams, commander of the Charlotte County Militia, other noted guests include Major Joshua Conkey and his wife Dinah, who baked bread for the militia soldiers; and Colonel Joseph McCraken who fought at the battle of Monmouth.
All served with Williams in the rebellion against England and have grave sites in the Revolutionary War Cemetery.
The Revolutionary War Cemetery has been on the National Registry for Historical Sites since 2004.
In addition, a scrapbook photo display and DVD history of the cemetery will be available for public viewing. Following the reception, the actors will give guided tours of the cemetery to those who wish to view the wall and grave yard. The cemetery tour will start at 3:30 p.m.
The wall project has been ongoing for many years, and 400 feet have been rebuilt with donations from the public.
Tickets can be purchased at Gardenworks or Jacko's on North Main Street or reserved by calling (518) 854-3250. Donations
For further information or to register, call Gardenworks at (518) 854-3250.