Fort Randolph to open this weekend


By Kayla Hawthorne - khawthorne@aimmediamidwest.com



The tavern at Fort Randolph, pictured here, has ropes to keep visitors from touching exhibits to ensure the safety of other guests.

The tavern at Fort Randolph, pictured here, has ropes to keep visitors from touching exhibits to ensure the safety of other guests.


Fort Randolph Re-enactors and Friends | Courtesy

POINT PLEASANT — Fort Randolph at Krodel Park in Point Pleasant will be opening on Friday, May 29 to the public.

The fort will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., according to the Fort Randolph Re-enactors and Friends committee.

Committee Chairman Deb Cassady said the Timeline Event, which was scheduled for June 13-14 is canceled, but the fort will be open.

The committee is “tentative planning” for Liberty Days on July 3-4, Cassady said. This event is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with demonstrations and frontier life skills. A specific schedule of activities is to be announced at a later date.

In a Facebook post announcing the opening, the committee reminded everyone that “Plague and pestilence have also invaded the 18th century …”

There are ropes set up in the tavern to keep items from being moved and touched by visitors, Cassady said.

“Their purpose is two-fold,” Cassady said. “One reason is to keep the displays in place so they are not moved. The other reason is to help meet COVID-19 safety guidelines.”

“We want people to visit, but we want to keep everyone safe and healthy,” a statement from the Fort Randolph Re-enactors and Friends said.

At the fort, social distancing requirements will be enforced and masks are encourages, but not required.

Admission to the fort is free but the committee appreciates donations.

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The tavern at Fort Randolph, pictured here, has ropes to keep visitors from touching exhibits to ensure the safety of other guests.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2020/05/web1_Fort.jpgThe tavern at Fort Randolph, pictured here, has ropes to keep visitors from touching exhibits to ensure the safety of other guests. Fort Randolph Re-enactors and Friends | Courtesy

By Kayla Hawthorne

khawthorne@aimmediamidwest.com

Kayla Hawthorne is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, ext. 1992.

Kayla Hawthorne is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, ext. 1992.