THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A BRIEF HISTORY #3

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 …

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               ALLIANCE with FRANCE Treaty of Alliance The most Christian King and the United States of North America, to wit, New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhodes island, Connecticut, …

Basic Colonial Brewing #2 — Brewing in the 18th Century

Beer was once considered the most health drink to give to children and vital to survival. To understand this, you must first understand that centuries of dense urban living had left the water in Europe unsafe to drink. People of the 18th Century did not understand why but they did observe that people who drank …

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 4, 1789George Washington is unanimously elected President of the United States. With 69 electoral votes, Washington won the support of each participating elector. No other president since has …

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 …

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 …