18th Century Skills

Most events focus on specialized activities. If you go to a battle re-enactment, you will see guns fired, troops maneuvered, and orders relayed with the fife and drum. If you go to a farmstead, you will see oxen and horses used to plow and haul. If you visit a blacksmith, a miller, or a cooper, they will demonstrate their special skills. There are, however, some skills that everyone in the 18th Century needed. Adding one or two of these to your impression will add authenticity (and fun) to your presentation. These are some of my skills:

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