Basic Colonial Brewing #4 — Minding your “P’s” and “Q’s”

Which weighs more, a ton of lead or a tun of feathers?  Sounds absurd today but in the 18th Century this is actually a legitimate question.  How many feathers can you pack in a 256-gallon cask?  A lot more than 2000 pounds!  In Colonial America, minding your “P’s and Q’s” isn’t about etiquette, its about …

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. March 5, 1770                    Boston Massacre In 1767, in an attempt to recoup the considerable treasure expended in the defense of its North American colonies during the French and Indian …

Defending the Empire: Being a Reenactor with the 43rd Rgmt of Foot

If you want to start reenacting or just want to explore the hobby, my advice is to join one of the better Revolutionary War regiments. Whether you choose to be Contential, Militia; or, for the stout of heart, British is more about who you are and what you want to learn. For me it was …

New Events by the Colonial Brewmiester at Fort Mifflin

I plan to add a few more events (like a tavern night at Thornbury Farms in April) but these are still in discussion. Below are the new events for 2021 at Fort Mifflin. April 3, 2021Gentleman Scientist at Fort Mifflin 10:00am – 3:00pm   Discussion of Transit of Venus and the measurement of the Astronomical UnitDiscussion of …