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Currytown Raids

During the weekend of Aug. 27, a reenactment has been scheduled to commemorate the Currytown Raids, off of Currytown Rd. & Route 162, in Sprakers, in the town of Root. This event is to commemorate the 235th anniversary of the raid, which took place on July 9, 1781. A commemorative button has been created and will be for sale.   Currytown Button

Colonial camps will be on display and open for the public to see what life was like back in the 1780s. The reenactment will take place on Sunday, Aug. 28. There is no admission fee for the event.

On Saturday, the Root Historical Society will host a Chicken BBQ at the Currytown Church, starting at 2 p.m., and on Sunday, they will host an Ice Cream Social, starting at 4 p.m.

Off-street parking will be available and marked and a shuttle service will be available for those using the lots away from the camps. The organizers are asking that the public refrain from parking on the sides of Route 162, due to increased traffic for the event.

For more information, visit the “Currytown Set Afire” Facebook page. If you are interesting in participating in the event, either as a reenactor or sutler, please contact William Maring at