When is have we reached the end of “a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism?”

When Congress met in Philadelphia in 1776, it was NOT for the purpose of declaring independence from the Crown and Parliament and embarking on the path to Revolution.  In fact, most of the delegates wanted exactly the opposite.  They sought to find a means by which the status quo of the previous Colonial system could …

18th Century Bread and Brewing Class

In partnership with Thornbury Farms and our soon to be announced joint venture, Battlefield Brewing, we are offering a HANDS-ON 18th Century Brewing class.  Learn all the nuances of brewing in the 18th Century.  If you are already a homebrewer, challenge your skills at making beer without the modern conveniences of clocks, thermometers, hydrometers, and …

Just found this in Ambler Enterprise Newspaper

The Wissahickon Valley Historical Society invites the public to a meeting Monday, March 9 at 7:00 pm at the 1895 Schoolhouse, 799 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30. The program will be area Colonial Taverns including the William Penn Inn, Springhouse Tavern, and the Blue Bell Inn. The program …

The Colonial Brewer is in Switzerland…

My job requires that I travel, a lot, and its sort of a sport to try to find a tie into the places I go and the Colonial American experience.  Some places are easy, Benedict Arnold in Quebec, the 43rd Rgmt of Foot in Devon, John Adams in the Netherlands… but what about Switzerland.  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. February 6, 1778 — The Treaty of Alliance was signed creating a military alliance between the United States and France against Great Britain.