Posted by Champ on May 20, 1999 at 13:14:10:
In Reply to: Re: Rev. War Re-enactment in Reading, PA posted by Rich on May 19, 1999 at 16:50:49:
: : Do any of you have any experiences with this kind of thing? I'd love to hear about it if so!
: : Jada
: YES!!! We've been to several Revolutionary War re-enactments: The Battle Of Cowpens in South Carolina, The Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina ... but the BEST? Lexington Green up in Lexington, MA, not far from Boston.
>Jada & Rich ---
as a reenactor [18th & 19th century] I'd have to say that the BEST are the ones closed to the public, or the public events AFTER the public is gone, that is when you get a true sense of what it was like then, when you have those moments of stepping thru the veil that seperates our time & times of yore...
I know that doesnt help you *IF* your a public spectator ;-)
[of course, I think EVERY ONE should try reenacting, just once, to get that experience for themselves, it really does bring history alive! :-) ]....
I must mention, for those interested, with all this misadventure with hidden treasure [etc] in Mohicanland, that I have [temporarly] traded in my forest duds for a tattered pair of skilts & a cutlass, and since I do live in a maritime community [surrounded by forests & mtns], have linked up with some scurvy seadogs to recreate a Rev' War Privateer crew [the "Reprisal"],
I have even made contact with the "Lady Washington", an exact full-size replica of an 18th century schooner for coming aboard in period clothing & sailing [working the rigging, etc -- true "living history"] into Bellingham Bay & then doing a little living history onboard for the public!
I've also hooked up with some reenactors that do the Brethern of the Coast [Pirates! :-) ]....
: I have a small photo gallery of the Lexington site, to be expanded some day, on my Against All Odds site, if you're interested:
it looks great thus far!
Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho,
a Pirates Life fer' me!
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