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The Watch City Steampunk Festival will be held May 12th, 2018! See our website at https://www.watchcityfestival.com/ for complete details.

This event is sponsored by the Downtown Waltham Partnership.
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The Salem Light Infantry (Salem Zouaves)

The Salem Light Infantry, an elite militia company from Salem, Massachusetts, adopted Zouave dress and drill, following the example of Elmer Ellsworth's U.S. Zouave Cadets, in April, 1861.  Like the original unit, the reconstructed Salem Zouaves specialize in historically accurate Civil War-era precision manual-of-arms drill and the use of the bayonet, and add military swordplay to their repertoire.  They wear historically accurate reproduction uniforms, made mostly by the individual unit members.  Their other incarnation is as the Salem Trayned Band. (Photo credit to K. Brown)