Re-creation of wedding planned

A scene from the re-enactment of “Marriage of Gil and Lana Borst Martin,” to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the 18th-century Palatine Church. (Photo submitted)

PALATINE CHURCH — Mohawk Country will present the “Marriage of Gil and Lana Borst Martin” on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the 18th-century Palatine Church.

Local actors and re-enacters will put on a theatrical re-creation of Gil and Lana’s wedding from Walter Edmonds’ classic Revolutionary War novel “Drums Along the Mohawk,” a news release said.

The church is in the hamlet of Palatine Church, which was known as Fox’s Mills, fictional home of Lana Borst’s family, in the 18th century.

The “wedding” will be followed by a 4 p.m. reception of music, cake and punch at the nearby historic 1747 Nellis Tavern.

The cake will be made from a historic recipe by Leshe Dolan.

The newly “married” couple will be transported from the church to the tavern by horse and carriage, provided and driven by John Case, after making a quick stop at Fort Klock to greet that “family.”

Period music at the church and tavern will be provided by Ron Burch and friends, while visitors can mingle with the actors in character and discuss the politics of the time.

A donation will be accepted at the Palatine Church, located on Route 5, west of Nelliston. The Nellis Tavern will charge an admission of $5 for adults and $2 for children.

The event is made possible with grant money from Stewart’s shops.


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