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Where's that Found?

While researching I’ve come across a lot of people referring to their gear by the burial it was based upon. I need to get used to seeing this and recognising the time and place it is from. 87 more words


Headcovering Research

From what I read women may have covered their heads, or may not have. They had to cover their heads once married, but didn’t have to. 121 more words


I'm going Viking!

I’m a 15th century re-enactor, I’ve made historical clothing reproductions and costumes from post 15th century, but have never made or really researched anything before the 15th century. 328 more words



It’s astonishing to me, in a way, that I haven’t posted about this before, but shockingly, I have not. Remember the need to keep warm in Princeton… 283 more words

Living History


Folks get started in living history for so many different reasons.  In my case I have a few reasons.  I like the challenge of creating historically accurate (HA) clothing, I have a strong interest in the American Revolutionary War period, I enjoy interacting with the public and sharing my skills and knowledge with them (spinning demonstrations).  295 more words


Civil War Weekend at OWHSP 2017- The Ball

This past weekend was Civil War Weekend at Old Washington Historic State Park in Washington, Ar. Now that is a mouthful! This is usually a smaller, local reenactment which is always a nice event. 130 more words

Civil War Reenacting

We Have Data

My assistant misunderstood the exercise, and is disappointed that we will not be turning the government over to him.

What is clear is that 501 people from around the world (really: people responded from the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Great Britain) were interested enough to see what we could find out by asking questions about what, how, and why we make and wear these funny clothes. 879 more words

Living History