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Tavern on the Green

The wags will quip and Mr M certainly did, to my delight, though I might more properly have been Mrs Fjäll, but that’s neither here nor there. 455 more words

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What're you lookin' at?

No, really: Do you know what you are looking at?

When we set out to make historic clothing and costumes, it’s important to understand our sources. 998 more words

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The Future of Civil War History: An Interview with Dana Shoaf (part five)

part five of five

In part four of my conversation with Civil War Times editor Dana Shoaf, he and I talked about the value of his magazine—or any magazine—as a forum with both wide reach and widely recognized legitimacy. 1,379 more words

Books & Authors

Fashion, Fantasy, and Intention

I am not a costumer, not really. But I’m not really a re-enactor in the classical sense: I no longer roll with a military unit and my military experiences are typically… 540 more words

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Renaissance: My Return to the Pennsic War

The Pennsic War celebrates its 45th year this August. Over 10,000 enthusiasts of all things medieval – from clothing to art to music to combat arts – gather in in western Pennsylvania to enjoy an atmosphere in which many take great labors to create an environment reminiscent of their impression of the renaissance or the medieval age. 1,792 more words


Old Times In Almost Black And White

Mostly black and white photographs of Quiet Valley and Kutztown Folk Festival. With the exception of a very hot pig that has good taste and tastes good all at the same time. What could be better?


Indocent Exposure

Or, Confusion into Confusion.

Docents and volunteers: the backbone of any non-profit organization, right?

Well…sort of. I’ve worked with docents for more than a decade, and along the way I’ve learned what does and doesn’t work. 519 more words

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