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 …

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, 1776DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE accepted by Congress Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain was originally been presented to Congress on June 7.  Hoping for a …

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 …

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 …

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 3, 1778                         Massacre at Wyoming On July 1st, John Butler’s force of about 1,000 regular British troops, Loyalist irregulars, and Indians, marched into the Wyoming Valley and seized …

Target Practice?

When you visit Copp’s Hill Burial Ground in Boston, you will see gravestones with pockmarks from musket balls, made when Redcoats used the graveyard as a target range. Yes, soldiers didn’t just point their muskets, they took aim and most of the King’s soldiers were surprisingly accurate shots given the limitations of smoothbore muskets.  Pockmarks …

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 …

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 …