Monday, January 25, 2016

Presenting in Watebury VT

On Tuesday, January 26 2016, at 7 PM - The Waterbury VT Genealogy Quest Group will be having a presentation on Learn some new tips and tricks on how to use Ancestry’s records to search for your family’s information. Attendance is free for the public, and will be at the new Library facility (behind the old Library) on Main street in Waterbury. Presented by Rebecca Cornell, Family Historian and Genealogist for the last 20+ years

Friday, December 4, 2015

2015 Holiday Gathering

The holidays are upon us, and the 27th Inniskilling will be gathering to celebrate.

We'll be meeting at the clubhouse for our potluck December 12th in the afternoon.

Details available from the  Captain or the Sargent.  Sent them an email if you haven't received one.

Hope to see the whole regiment there!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Summer of 2015 Events

A list of the events happening for the 2015 reenacting season.

27th Inniskilling  Light and Grenadier Companies, French and Indian War

May 16-17th, Quebec City, Canada
A small French and Indian War event

June 6-8th, The Fort at #4, Charlestown, NH
French and Indian War
First event of the season for many of the reenactors, this should be well attended. The Fort itself is a replica of a 1744 fortified village, lots to see here.

July 11-12 Pirate Festival, New Bedford, MA
The crew of the Dark & Stormy may be sailing the high seas and  looting off the shore of Massachusetts.

July 18-19 Founder's Day, Lighthouse Point, Ogdensburg, NY
French and Indian War
27th Inniskilling and the crew of the Dark & Stormy will be attending.

August 7-8 Crown Point Historical Site, Crown Point, NY.
French and Indian War
27th Inniskilling will be in attendance. The Dark & Stormy crew may also be there.

August 15-16 Rabble in Arms Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, Vermont
Revolutionary War, complete with replica of  Benedict Arnold's boat, The Philadephia.

Sept 12-13 Plattsburgh, NY
War of 1812
Crew of the Dark and stormy will be there, as will the Inniskilling troops

Sept 19-20 The Fort at #4, Charlestown, NH
Revolutionary War

Sept 26-27 Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY
French and Indian War

Crew of the Dark & Stormy 1740-1815

Please be aware if you'd like to know if I will be at an event, please email me. It's likely I will be attending the events above, but sometimes life gets in the way.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Schedule of Events

My summer schedule isn't completely set yet - so this list  may change. Some weekends we have multiple events available, however which event I will be at is undecided. 

2014 Events

May 16/17
Timeline event, Quebec, Canada
Fort William Henry, Garrison the fort

June 7-8
The Fort at Number 4, Charlestown, NH
French and Indian War with the 27th Inniskilling

June 14-15 
Bolton Landing, Lake George, NY
French and Indian War with the 27th Inniskilling

July 5-6
Hubbardton, VT
Revolutionary War with the 29th Light Infantry 

July 19-20
Fort de la Presentation
Ogdensburg, NY
Navy with the boat Dark & Stormy
French and Indian War with the 27th Inniskilling

August 9-10
His Majesty's Fort at Crown Point
Crown Point, NY
French and Indian War with the 27th Inniskilling

September 13-14
War of 1812
Plattsburgh, NY
Navy with the bateau  Dark and Stormy

September 20-21
Roger's Island
Fort Edward, NY
Navy with the bateau  Dark and Stormy

Oct 11-12 
F and I event at Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY
Revolutionary War event at Kingston, NY

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

You Might be a Reenactor if...

I've been a 18th century reenactor for some time now, i believe its 13 years now. Its not something I ever thought i would get involved with, but I'm glad I am. Reenactors are a special breed of folks. They come from all walks of life, and everyone has their own reasons for being involved in the hobby. How can you tell if someone is a reenactor? there are lots of signs thats for sure. Below I've listed ways to tell if someone is a reenactor - these aren't all mine; I've borrowed heavily from others. I probably forgot a few also; feel free to add more in the comments section.

You might be a reenactor if...

Traveling 150+ miles to sleep out in the rain is your idea of a fun weekend.
You've ever spent over 200 dollars for clothes that went out of style 230 years ago
You wear wool when its over 90 degrees out - repeatedly.
You flinch when someone calls your 18th century clothes a "costume".
Your best tent is white canvas without a floor
You go vehicle shopping with a musket and a eight foot ridge pole.
People all over the country have your picture in their vacation photos.
You base career decisions by the impact on your weekend availabilty.
You can spot 100% linen at 50 feet
After a wet weekend, your back yard looks like a refugee camp.
You've ever been confused for a dead guy.
You've been filmed in a movie.. or three
Your child can sleep through cannon fire
You've ever been mistaken for an Amish person.
You've spent $1000 for a gun that needs a sharp rock in it to work
All your male friends hand.
Your children correct their history teachers.
Your $20,000 car sits out in the weather, so your $200 tent can stay in the garage.
Woodsmoke, gunpowder and bacon are three of your favorite odors.
Your mailman is confused (what the heck rank are you in the Reserves anyway?)
You have a better collection of History books than the local library.
Your Christmas/birthday wish-list reads like a quartermaster's supply list.
Your friends refuse to attend any historic movie dramas with you.
You grow your hair long so you can get rid of your wig.
You spend more on your reenacting shoes than all your other shoes combined.
In three days you eat out of the same bowl six times, but only rinse it out twice.
You can't sing without a mug of something in your hand.
You have strange tan lines.
You need to open a beer bottle and look for a bayonet
You plan your wedding around the summer schedule of events.
90% of your friends have long hair.
The best Christmas present you ever got was a cannon.
You already own all the books at the historical site gift shop.
You almost failed  history, but now know the battles as well as when they happened and why.
You know how many days it is until the next event.