Basic Colonial Brewing #12 — Assessing Quantities

Last week I introduced the “art” of brewing in the 18th Century and discussed how this differs from the modern engineering approach we take today.  Like many other tasks, technology has changed the nature of the work freeing us from the complexity of managing certain things but also removing a certain experiential nature to the …

Are you serious enough about the Revolution to commit HIGH TREASON?

July 4th: 1:00 pm Fort MifflinA Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence On Sunday, July 4th at 1:00pm, I plan to read aloud the Declaration of Independence with special emphasis on the abuses and usurpations imposed on the American Colonies by George III and Parliament. Following this reading, in remembrance of Col. Nixon’s reading …

Upcoming Event:

July 4th: 1:00 pm Fort MifflinA Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence On July 8th in the Courtyard of the Pennsylvania State House (aka Independence Hall) Coronel John Nixon read allowed the newly published Declaration of Independence to an assembled unit of the Philadelphia Associators which was the city’s main militia unit. Following this …

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 2, 1776                         Congress votes for INDEPENDENCE The Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain. The resolution had originally …