ANNOUNCEMENT!

Its Official! We are doing a Jeffersonian Dinner at Fort Mifflin. Saturday, February 22, 20206 p.m. Casual Conversation7 p.m. Dinner & Program Tickets limited to assure a meaningful experience. Must be purchased in advance. http://www.FortMifflin.us What is a Jeffersonian Dinner? The tradition of Jeffersonian Dinners began at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in the …

Its not about Winning, Its about Building the Republic!

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you Pericles We often celebrate the politicians, men who through their eloquence and passion seek to incite people to join our causes.  Men like Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin were certainly important to the cause of Liberty …

Interpreter-in-Residence — Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

As I normally promote my programs as a historical interpreter and brewer, I contacted Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia. During my discussions on how I could bring programs to the Fort, it was suggested that I spend 2020 as a scholar-in-residence. Together with Fort Mifflin, I am developing a program which I will name “Interpreter-in-Residence” which …

A Visit to the Infamous Green Dragon Tavern in Boston

As  a 21st Century business executive, I needed to travel to Boston this week, so naturally as someone with a revolutionary spirit and an interest in history, I needed to visit the infamous Green Dragon Tavern as part of my visit.  Yes, finding an Irish Traven in Boston is not a difficult task, and yes, …

If we tried to have a revolution today, would we succeed?

f we tried to have a revolution today, would we succeed?  Do we have what it takes?  I hear boasts at reenactments all the time and everyone thinks they have what it takes to rebel but are we willing to “dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,”[1] or are we more likely …

Common Sense — An Unexpected Justification for Being a Reenactor.

Most of us reenact because we love history but on a recent but on a recent trip to Oklahoma, I met a man who reenacts events of the 19th Century for a completely different and perhaps more practical.  To teach his children of their heritage and to teach them COMMON SENSE. The man I met …

It’s Time to Bring Back the Liberty Tree!

Tyranny:  cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate and systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.” …