Historic Rock Ford, consisting of the circa 1794 General Edward Hand Mansion and the John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts, will host military history and consultant Col. J. Craig Nannos USA Ret. as he presents “A Drumbeat Through History” on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7 PM. Col. Nannos will present information about historic American military drums and their identification. Specifically, he will focus on the period of 1770 to 1870 which he considers to be the “Golden Age” of decorated military drums.
This program will be held on the first floor of the Rock Ford Barn. This program includes admission to Historic Rock Ford’s special exhibit “Long Rifles of the American Revolution: How Lancaster County Craftsmen Helped Win the War” located in the Snyder Gallery (2nd floor of the Barn). Wine, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts will be served during Col. Nannos’ presentation.
Reservations may be made at Rockford.yapsody.com. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $25 for members of the Rock Ford Foundation, the 501(c)(3) organization that owns and operates Historic Rock Ford.
Col. Nannos has extensive experience in museum development of exhibitions and history and/or military consulting. He was Committee Chairman within the Army Museum System as well as consultant to the National Park Service (Harpers Ferry Center), the FBI and numerous Federal, State and private institutions. In addition, he has served as a consultant to numerous US Bicentennial Celebrations, World War II Commemorative Programs, and historical film productions both in Hollywood and in Europe. He has been the CEO of The Sentry Post for over 40 years. This firm bridges the historical, educational, entertainment and business communities, providing experience for international historical events, museum exhibitions and major film productions. He has worked on various Hollywood productions such as Master and Commander, The Patriot, and Last of the Mohicans.
Phone: (717) 392-7223
Historic Rock Ford
881 Rockford Road
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602