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My Life as a Chair, or, Warm in Winter

Can I get an “Aw, yiss” for being warm outdoors?

They may not be the most accurate <cough>machinestitchedoffabolt<cough> quilted petticoat and waistcoat, but they sure do make a difference. 581 more words

Living History

Occupy Princeton

What if they had a reenactment and there was no battle? Can you really interpret military history without a battle?

Why yes; yes, you can. And you can do it well, engaging and exciting visitors and interpreters alike. 586 more words

Living History

Trigger Warnings

It’s upon us, this Princeton event, and Peale’s, too.¬†And the overnight march I missed two years ago. I’m so glad to be part of this, and I’m interested in seeing where it goes from here– partly for me, and partly for the way we do living history. 274 more words

Living History

Make Mine Menswear: The finished banyan

Banyan or wrapping gown, either will do to wear as the year winds down. This project took longer than I wanted it to, mostly because I have a tendency to take on too many things at once and promptly get sick. 358 more words

Living History

A Hike through History: Students Explore the Appalachian Trail

By Laurel Wilson ’19

Hiking is a great way to get outside, commune with nature, and  connect with the surrounding area. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hiking one of my favorite sections of the Appalachian Trail in a manner that was completely different than I had ever before experienced. 578 more words

CWI Experiences

Bringing WWII to the Luther Hotel

It was a night of firsts.

It was the first time the entire cast had been together, in place, ready to guide small groups through the halls and rooms of the historical Luther Hotel. 1,836 more words