Sunday, August 23, 2015

Some of our Civilian Programs

The Monterey Pass Battlefield Institution has been around for many years now. During that time, we have developed many programs that were demonstrated at various networks of historical sites. South Mountain State Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield, Renfrew Museum & Park and Old Bedford Village. While, working civilians programs are harder to do as many parks don't want to hurt the integrity of their resource, we have found many ways of doing programs without jeopardizing the historical resources.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Working Civilian Impression

We recently purchased several implements that one would have seen around a farm, home and or in town during the mid 1800's. The photograph is based upon two impressions more or less warmer weather and cooler weather. The press is close to the period and is original.
A straw hat, heavy course red shirt with a cotton shirt underneath. A neckerchief is wrapped around the wearers neck. The trousers are made from a cotton-cotton welt/wrap.
A linen overshirt along with a wool hat changes up the appearance of this farmer. Instead of braces, he chooses to wear a leather belt around his true waist. The wheel barrel would contain the fruit that was to be processed into juice with a table to store the juice once the containers are full.