Colonial Scientist Visits Fort Mifflin — Transit of Venus Saturday; June 20, 2020

We’re going to try to come back! All events will be outside, socially separated, and crowd size will be monitored and regulated but we are going to try to host an interpretive event at Fort Mifflin. The Transit of Venus from which the Royal Academy computed the Astronomical Unit occurred on June 3, 1769.  I …

Basic Colonial Brewing -Mashing and Decoction

The first major step in brewing beer is to extract the fermentable sugars and starches from the malt kernels.  This process is called mashing (from the German maisch: to mix).  The basic idea is to harness the enzymes already present in the grain in order to digest the complex inert starches into fermentable simple sugars.  …

Historical Tidbits

When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few. June 14, 1775 – The Second Continental Congress creates the Continental Army.  Six companies of riflemen are then dispatched to Boston.

Looking for Volunteer Videographer

I am trying to create a portfolio of reenactment videos like the Colonial Brewer video we shot last month for Pottsgrove. If anyone is planning to attend the June 20th Colonial Scientist presentation and is willing to shoot video and send it to me to edit, I would definitely appreciate the contribution.

Colonial Scientist Visits Fort Mifflin — Transit of Venus Saturday; June 20, 2020

We’re going to try to come back! All events will be outside, socially separated, and crowd size will be monitored and regulated but we are going to try to host an interpretive event at Fort Mifflin. The Transit of Venus from which the Royal Academy computed the Astronomical Unit occurred on June 3, 1769.  I …