Antifederalist Nos. 19 — What Does History Teach? (Part 2)

Part 2: “A NEWPORT MAN,” wrote this wit which appeared in The Newport Mercury, March 17, 1788. . . . — I perceive in your last [issue a] piece signed “A Rhode-Island Man,” it seems wrote with an air of confidence and triumph; he speaks of reason and reasoning — I wish he had known …

FEDERALIST No. 19: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

We are on the eve of a very important election.  Much has been said about the Constitution and what is Constitutional so let’s take a few weeks and look at the foundational letters written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay arguing for the creation of the US Constitution.  The comment tab is open.  Please share your …

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. October 19, 1780              Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown In April 1781 British General Lord Cornwallis led his weary and battered troops toward the Virginia coast, where he could maintain seaborne …

We’re running a Colonial Brewing Class at Thornbury Farms on November 7, 2021

Colonial Brewing: An Immersive History Experience Join the Regimental Brewmeister for a unique opportunity to experience the art and craft of 18th century brewing. This class will malt the grain, brew the mash over the fire in true 18th century fashion and each participant will take home a growler of the result and necessary equipment …

John Jay Appointed 1st US Chief Justice

After the Constitution was ratified, President Washington needed to make several political appointments. In September 1789, he offered John Jay the position of Secretary of State. Though a new title, it would’ve been the same duties he was already performing as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Jay turned down the offer. Still eager to put Jay …

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. October 18, 1775              Falmouth Burnt. After the march on Lexington, the British in Boston were cut off from the land and their only means of supplies was by sea. …

Antifederalist Nos. 18 — What Does History Teach? (Part 1)

Part 1: “AN OLD WHIG,” taken from The Massachusetts Gazette, November 27, 1787, as reprinted from the [Philadelphia] Independent Gazetteer. . . . . By the proposed constitution, every law, before it passes, is to undergo repeated revisions; and the constitution of every state in the union provide for the revision of the most trifling …

FEDERALIST No. 18: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

We are on the eve of a very important election.  Much has been said about the Constitution and what is Constitutional so let’s take a few weeks and look at the foundational letters written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay arguing for the creation of the US Constitution.  The comment tab is open.  Please share your …

We’re running a Colonial Brewing Class at Thornbury Farms on November 7, 2021

If you’ve never attended one of our Colonial Brewing Classes you are missing a real treat. At the demonstrations, I prepare beer and offer samples but all you get to do is observe. In our brewing classes, YOU ARE THE BREWER, and we coach. At the end of the day, you take home your wares …