Fort Mifflin on TV

Okay folks, its about to happen. All of the work we put into making the TV programs for both the Discovery and Travel Channels (highlighting different aspects of Fort Mifflin) are about to come to fruition. May 7 — Portals to Hell — Fort Mifflin Travel Channel The hosts investigate a Fort Mifflin ‘s Revolutionary …

Fort Mifflin on TV

Okay folks, its about to happen. The wounds are not all healed and the beer is not yet ready to drink but all of the work we put into making the TV programs for both the Discovery and Travel Channels (highlighting different aspects of Fort Mifflin) are about to come to fruition. May 4 — …

Bring Documents to your Reenactments!

Today Americans boast a whoppingly deplorable literacy rate of about 86% depending on how you measure literacy.  Compare this to Colonial New England where, discounting slaves, women, indentured servants, and indians, in a time when books, newpapers, and magazines were largely unobtainable, the literacy rate was almost 60%*.  Today with telephones, television, radio, and various …

A Gentle Reminder from the Regimental Brewmeister

I brew beer for events and with very few exceptions (generally fundraisers), I GIVE beer to reenactors (especially soldiers and camp followers). All I ask is that you drink responsibly and RETURN THE BOTTLES. These bottles are expensive and difficult to find. Sure, I could use cheap disposables but that disrupts the image we want …

Moonshiners @ Fort Mifflin

March 13 — All Day We survived! There were times I was not sure this would come off. Not the best planned event but we survived. I want to express a very special thanks to: Chuck Faust and the Donegal Township Riflemen, 6th PA Regt, 3rd NJ, and 1st Delaware.Wendy Lucas and the 1NJVGreg O’BrianSandi …

Moonshiners @ Fort Mifflin

I just spent the morning with the producer for Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” at Fort Mifflin. They want to learn to brew Spruce Beer and we’re going to teach them. March 13 — All Day I have it on good authority they will spend at least part of the day in shackles. They will attempt to …

Sons of the American Revolution — School of the Color Guard

The PCC color guard uniform is in the style of The Commander in Chief’s Guard. These men were hand picked out of the continental regiments to guard Washington, his papers, and his baggage. They were also a fighting unit. At Valley Forge the CIC guard was personally trained by Von Steuben and then detached to …