Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Event at Fort No. 4

This past weekend I attended the French and Indian War event at The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH. This is a great little living history site. For those who have never been I would encourage you to go visit. 

During the summer months when I was in high school and later college, I worked as an interpreter at No. 4. Some of my time was paid and other times it was volunteer. Paid time varied greatly as the site is a non-profit that relies mainly on grants and donations. I believe the staff right now is entirely volunteer. After college I worked there for a year as a research assistant. The fort received a grant to revamp their website and educational programs. My main projects were the timeline, researching the fort's history, and the research used to create lesson plans and other curriculum resources.

Saturday was a cold and rainy day. And between the soggy weather and allergies I just couldn't bring myself to put on all my 18th century clothing and sit outside all day. I figured I'm entitled to day trip for one event a season. So my friend Erin (who is getting married next June!) and I stopped by in modern clothing to visit for a bit and then went dress shopping. Hmmmm? Sit outside and be wet and cold all day or go try on pretty dresses? Which would you rather do? :)

Erin with Eddie and my brother Chris
Fortunately for everyone, Sunday was warm and sunny. I don't think too many people had to worry about bringing home wet canvas which is good. Does anyone remember the 250th F & I event at Fort Ticonderoga? It rained like crazy that Saturday! Ugh, dealing with wet canvas is never fun but all its part of the hobby.
Eddie looking pretty in his grenadier uniform
My Vintage Visions vintagevisions27.blogspot
The 27th getting ready for inspection



My plan was to finish my purple and white gown to wear for this event but that clearly didn't happen. Oh well. I had a nice time visiting with friends that I haven't seen in months. I'm looking forward to the next event.

Off to battle...
And waiting for the battle to start

2 comments:

  1. I would love to see something like this one day, looks totally fascinating.

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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  2. We too have fond past memories of our own reenactment events at Ft. 4~
    We live in NH, and now are with a Brit Rev war unit.
    Kudos on your green silk sacque.
    I have my own new striped silk sacque that I will wear for the first time in a couple weeks for our 18thc. 5th wedding anniversary.
    Happy reenacting this summer!
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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