Romans Invade Maryland!

Ancient historians take note: Roman Days are here again and coming to Marietta Mansion in Glenn Dale, Maryland June 12-13, 2004! Matthew Amt (Quintus) writes:

Avete, omnes!

Yes, it's that time again! The sixth annual Roman Days will be on June 12-13, 2004. It is hosted by the Twentieth Legion and will be held at Marietta Mansion in Glenn Dale, Maryland, 4 miles east of I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) near the junction of Routes 450 and 193. Representatives from the Gallic provinces will also be invited, plus any Greeks, Sumerians, Ice Men, or other ancient types that turn up, but naturally the emphasis will be on Rome. Not just military reenactors, but civilians, teachers, wargamers--if you have any interest in ancient history, please come! Be a participant or just come and talk to everyone about our mutual passion. You do NOT need to have period clothing to participate!

There will be static displays with domestic items, models, childrens' activities, a couple merchants and craftspersons, Bean the Barbarian, and more. Plenty of space for displays, parking, period or modern camping, etc. Water, portajohns, straw, firewood. There will be a number of canopies/pop-up flies for shade or rain protection, mostly for the merchants and table displays.

Come one, come all! Let me know how you'd like to participate, or if you wouldn't mind just manning a table for a while. Or just show up and hang out!

Group leaders: Are any of your members planning to attend? Need tent space?

There is more information on the Roman Days page of the Twentieth Legion Website, (click on the header above.)

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE


* Arrive and set up on Friday, or Saturday morning. You may camp at the site Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.
* Open to the public 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday, admission $4 for adults, $2 for Students. No fee for participants or merchants.

FRIDAY
Arrival and set-up, general hobnobbing

SATURDAY, June 12
10:00 Open to the Public
11:00 Full Muster / Opening Remarks
11:30 Kids