The historical Fort New Salem holds eighth annual Spring Arts kick off

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The town of Salem kicked off several events in honor of the warm spring weather.

One of these events was the John Randolph’s spring art kickoff at Fort New Salem.  

This was the eighth annual year for this event and is a way of showing off how Salem used to be back in the 1800s.  

Volunteer Beck Nesbitt said this was a volunteer ran event with different cabins symbolizing different ways of life such as old fashion cooking, weaving and even rope making.

“It’s called John Randolph because John Randolph is the man who started this whole fort project, so we are kind of honoring his memory and what he did and the preservation of the lifestyle and the way of life,” said Nesbitt.

This event cost $5 for all adults and was free for any child under 10 years old with all proceeds going to Fort New Salem.

For more information on the next event being held visit the Fort New Salem website.  

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