Calling all Home Brewers and Beer Lovers in the Delaware Valley!

Saturday, June 10Colonial Brewing Workshop10 AM-4 PM$100 This event has now been opened to the general public. Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is hosting an in depth colonial brewing workshop on 6/10/2023! Master Colonial Brewer, Michael Carver will be sharing his amazing knowledge of 18th century beer production. Have a hands on experience and take home the …

Man does not live on beer alone — Cherry Bounce

A bounce is a drink made with a mixture of alcohol and sweetened cherry juice. The earliest reference for such a drink is 1693 where it was referenced in W. Robertson’s Phraseologia Generalis as a “mingled drink” called cherrybouncer.  Sometimes cherry brandy (Kirsch) was also called bounce as the two beverages are very similar. The …

Calling all Home Brewers and Beer Lovers in the Delaware Valley!

Saturday, June 10Colonial Brewing Workshop*Members Only*10 AM-4 PM$100 Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is hosting an in depth colonial brewing workshop on 6/10/2023! Master Colonial Brewer, Michael Carver will be sharing his amazing knowledge of 18th century beer production. Have a hands on experience and take home the results of your work to ferment into the Spruce …

Historical Tidbits — Pennsylvania Evening Post

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. May 30, 1783 – The Pennsylvania Evening Post became America’s first daily newspaper. Benjamin Towne published the first issue of the Post on January 24, 1775. The paper was supportive of …

The Regimental Brewmeister is Seeking a New Billet

Well, after many years of faithfully serving Fort Mifflin, I have reached an ethical impasse over the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire. Let me be clear, this is a problem with who the Fort has chosen to rent themselves out to and not the administration of the Fort but in the end, I have sent them my …

Historical Tidbits — Virginia Plan

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. May 29, 1787 – At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, the Virginia Plan calling for a bicameral legislature, an executive, and a judiciary branch of government was proposed by …

The Westernmost Battle of the American Revolution — Fort San Carlos

Living near Philadelphia, I tend to have a very East Coast view of the American Revolution.  After all, the BIG battles in North America were in New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas and Virginia. America west of the Mississippi River was a far of land deep in New Spain for most Americans in 1777.  Not …

The SECOND Constitutional Congress Meets in Philadelphia on May 25, 1787

Four years after the United States won its independence from England, delegates convened in Philadelphia to compose a new U.S. Constitution.  The current constitution, The Articles of Confederation, ratified several months before the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781, provided for a loose confederation of U.S. states, which totally were sovereign in most of their …