Beer Recipe: 3/5th Compromise Brown Ale

Are you a Constitutional Originalist? Do you hold that the US Constitution must be followed EXACTLY as the framers intended when they wrote it? Some in our country hold that the provisions in the US Constitution are perfect and complete guidelines for how our government should operate. These people clearly CANNOT READ! “I am not …

THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A BRIEF HISTORY #10

Insurrections often are propagated upon misinformation.   So too are the most recent band of domestic terrorist who like to hide behind our most sacred American institutions.  In this series, I want to explore the Bill of Rights and why some of the hype and hyperbole thrown around by the extremist is not just wrong but …

Basic Colonial Brewing #6 –Role of the Tavern in Colonial America

We all know of taverns as places to enjoy a drink, play some games, or have a nice meal but in Colonial America, the tavern’s role in public life was much more central than it is today.  Taverns were used as meeting places for political assemblies (like the militia or the courts), they were necessary …

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. April 2, 1792       Congress establishes the US Mint in Philadelphia. On April 2, 1792 Congress passed the Coinage Act, establishing the first national mint in the United States. In …

Upcoming Event

April 3, 2021 — 10:00am – 3:00pm Gentleman Scientist at Fort Mifflin Discussion of Transit of Venus and the measurement of the Astronomical UnitDiscussion of critical role of astronomy in 18th Century and a reference to the Vernal EquinoxDiscussion of Enlightenment Science vs “exact sciences” of AristotleField trip to riverbank and exploration of the new “germ …