May 31, 2008

At the Old Barracks 250th Anniversary celebration, reenactors split wood and did tapering to demonstrate making cedar shingles using period tools. Through a process simular to reverse engineering and researching documents, reenactors at the museum work out how period crafts and traditions were done and exhibit them to the public.

Trenton Old Barracks 250th Anniversary

Corp Brooks and Sgt Minus are participating in the celebration this weekend. Usually we portray black soldiers. Since the Barracks was built before the Revolutionary War, we're in civilian roles as a black freeman or slave.
We first started Rev War reenacting with the Old Barracks at the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Trenton.

May 29, 2008

Civil War Days at Fort McHenry

In April, contingents of the 6th and 3rd USCT headed down to Baltimore for a fantastic weekend at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

May 3, 2008

Reenactor's Educational Video Posted on Teacher Tube

Social studies and history teachers. You'll want to see the educational video done by Joe Becton, a well known reenactor and historical interpreter, portraying an African American Revolutionary War soldier on the American Institute for History Education's CICERO service.