Grandsons of Liberty
The Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission, yesterday sponsored a reenactment of General Washington's order to Henry Knox at the Craigie-Longfellow House that Continental Army cannons be brought to Cambridge from Fort Ticonderoga in New York.
Actors posing as Washington and Knox acted out the event before approximately 100 spectators and then Masons and Shriners dressed in Colonial soldiers' uniforms marched off in all directions blocking traffic for an hour.
Susan Cook, program director for the Commission, said yesterday that the event is one of a series designed to highlight the historical importance of Knox and provide an educational experience for the 35 Massachusetts towns participating in the series.
The events will end January 27 with a reenactment of Knox's return from Ticonderoga. At that time, the cannons will be accompanied by teams of oxens and 3000 boy scouts through Watertown to the Cambridge Common.