Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Review Of Accomplishments 2013-2015

Focusing on different aspects of historical events at the gap besides Civil War.
Designed and wrote the interpretive panels in the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum
Markers were designed and written in 2013 for the driving tour
Edited the text on the Michigan Marker for the 2013, 150th Commemoration Dedication
Working with a limited budget, we laid out the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum Exhibits, 2014
Creation of several education programs and conducted several kids day programs

Outreach programs help to get our story out to the public

Assisted the Facilities Committee in laying out the Monterey Pass Museum Museum Grounds

And now, our biggest project to date...Laying out the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park with trails and interpretive panels

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Still a Long Way to Go, Colonial Updated Impression

While at Fort Frederick, I took some time to view the other vendors. Lots of nice looking clothing, but I am discourage at all of the machine stitching and high cost. At any rate, I observed many of the reenactors and living historians and quickly realized that many different time periods were being portrayed from F & I to Whiskey Rebellion. I did make some purchases to try and improve my impression since opening day at Monterey Pass when I conducted the Colonial Tour. Keep in mind, I know that the rifle I use is not really historically accurate and I have my doubts to the coverlet. But, I am trying to acquire and or make stuff as I go.

Here, I am wearing the basic over-shirt made from linen. This would be used for work related chores so not to muck up my good clothing I am wearing underneath.Since the day was a tad bit chilly, I chose to wear a knitted work cap. 

Two side views of kit for colder weather. Although, I am not portraying a soldier, I do have items to show that I would might be a ranger. Equipment I have is for me to live out in the field with a basic bedroll, powder horn, shooters bag, knife and a cartridge box. Tomahawk, tin cup and haversack are also shown. 

This impression is more for warm weather. The workers cap replaces the tri-corn due to the woods. I am also wearing a standard belly style cartridge box. 

Just an all around generic impression. 

So far to date, I have had been putting this together for about six months. With my Civil War period impressions, I spent several years putting them together. So, although, a long way to go, I have come a long way at the same time.