Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 27 & 28 Fort Ticonderoga, NY

- June 27 & 28 - French & Indian War - 27th Inniskilling Regiment - Fort Ticonderoga, NY.

This weekend we'll be gathering at Fort Ticonderoga in NY where the British defeat the French as they did in 1759. There will be a battle Each day around 2, but the camps will be open all day for visitors. The museum is full of things to see and if you have the time I hear the King's garden is also worth the walk through it. Some really good shopping to be had too. Typically Fort Ti is a fun event for everyone, plenty to see with plenty to do for all.

I can be found with the British Grenadiers - look for the "pointy hats" if you care to stop by and say hello. Do be aware there's a fee to see the battle or wander through the fort structures. Bring a picnic/cooler with you and spend the day, there is certainly lots to do!

You can read about more about the Fort at

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Quadricentennial Family History and Heritage Day

This weekend's event - June 7 - French & Indian War - 27th Inniskilling Regiment - Crew of the HMS Dark & Stormy - Saratoga Springs, NY.

Quadricentennial Family History and Heritage Day in Congress Park - A free, fun event will have something for everyone including children's games, historical lectures, and period demonstrations. Reenactors from the French and Indian War(this is us!), Native Americans, the War of 1812 and the Civil War will bring history to life. There will be games, face painting, crafters, demonstrations of period domestic crafts and more. Local museums and non-profit organizations will be present to talk about their missions and how they have been a part of Saratoga history.


We had a fine group of us show for the Family fun day. The new location definitely was bigger and so was the crowd. Many folks took an interest in the HMS Dark & Stormy. Johanna often had a crowd around her as she spun. Eddie was our sole 27th soldier, he was showing folks the types of things a soldier might have had with him on the campaign. Folks seemed to enjoy talking with all of us, and we had fun getting out and chatting with folks.