A Colonial Orator: True Revolution is Fought with Words not Bullets

Does “Freedom of Speech” mean you can say anything you want about anyone you choose?  Our Founding Fathers would certainly not agree!  You can, of course, say anything you want but there must be consequences for malicious defamation of individuals and even in revolutionary America libel and slander laws were enforced. There is, however, one …

THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A BRIEF HISTORY #2

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 …

Regimental Brewmeister Books will be Available at Fort Mifflin

I recently published a new edition of the Beers and Beer Stories by the Regimental Brewmeister and while you can buy this from Amazon, I am placing several copies at the Fort Mifflin giftshop. Since I am supplying Fort Mifflin these books at my author price, if you buy from the fort, seventy-seven percent of …

A little Fun — 18th Century Emoji

One of the great services a Colonial Tavern would perform is to provide news and newspapers, often read aloud, to both travelers and locals. Good newspapers have editorials and/or political cartoons. In researching political cartoons from the Revolutionary War period, I found three which could easily be argued to have been written in emoji. Sorry …

Okay, We are Trying Again to Run a Colonial Brewing Class

To be fair, this is a long shot. I am a bit worried we will end up postponing this offering again because of the pandemic but if you don’t plan in advance, you can’t pull of something as complicated as this class. So we are announcing. Go to http://www.fortmifflin.us/event/colonial-brewing/ for more details. Colonial Brewing: An …