Most 19th century farmers and craftsmen were required by law to serve in local militia units which were the forerunner of today’s National Guard. Twice a year, these citizen soldiers were “called to muster” for a day of training in their town. Old Sturbridge Village re-creates a typical Muster Day and celebrates our local military history. Demonstrations will include marching, musket and cannon firing, martial music and target practice.
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA 01566