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. July 4, 1776 – a document formally enumerating the justification for separating America from the rule of the Crown and Parliament was formally adopted by the Continental Congress.   This …

Modern Abuses and Usurpations

Thomas Jefferson is noted for reminding us that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”  This year, we seem to be taking that advice to heart with SERIOUS and SINCERE protests and marches. We are hitting the big issues. Now we need to storm the Bastille… wait, that’s the next revolution. I …

Great Day Reading the Declaration of Independence

On June 28, Noah Lewis (aka Ned Turner), Stewart Roseman, and I participated in FREEDOM BLAST at Fort Mifflin. I read the Declaration of Independence, Noah gave his talk on colored soldiers in the Continental Army, and we conscripted some soldiers and taught them drill. We are inching our way back from the COVID shut-down …