Defending the Empire: Being a Reenactor with the 43rd Rgmt of Foot

If you want to start reenacting or just want to explore the hobby, my advice is to join one of the better Revolutionary War regiments. Whether you choose to be Contential, Militia; or, for the stout of heart, British is more about who you are and what you want to learn. For me it was …

New Events by the Colonial Brewmiester at Fort Mifflin

I plan to add a few more events (like a tavern night at Thornbury Farms in April) but these are still in discussion. Below are the new events for 2021 at Fort Mifflin. April 3, 2021Gentleman Scientist at Fort Mifflin 10:00am – 3:00pm   Discussion of Transit of Venus and the measurement of the Astronomical UnitDiscussion of …

THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A BRIEF HISTORY #6

Insurrections often are propagated upon misinformation.   So too are the most recent band of domestic terrorist who like to hide behind our most sacred American institutions.  In this series, I want to explore the Bill of Rights and why some of the hype and hyperbole thrown around by the extremist is not just wrong but …

Origin of the Tricorned Hat

Well its Purim and many of us taught that we eat hamantaschen because Haman, the villain of the Megillah, wore a tri-cornered hat but there is no evidence that Haman wore a triangular hat.  You might also be surprise to learn that Swedes have a suspiciously similar cookie, called Napoleon’s Hats or Napoleonhattar, which are traditionally filled with …

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 22, 1732            Pennsylvania Statehouse cornerstone laid Construction of Independence Hall, then known as the Pennsylvania State House would begin in 1732. The construction of the building was …

THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A BRIEF HISTORY #5

Insurrections often are propagated upon misinformation.   So too are the most recent band of domestic terrorist who like to hide behind our most sacred American institutions.  In this series, I want to explore the Bill of Rights and why some of the hype and hyperbole thrown around by the extremist is not just wrong but …