Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Upcoming History/Reenacting Events (September, 2018)

Hey loves!

So before I made anymore posts about event recaps and such, I wanted to fill you in on some cool forthcoming events in September that are worth checking out. Some of these are events I'm involved with, while others are events being put on by some friends in the reenacting/history community.


Fort Henry Days
September 1&2
Oglebay Park, Site 1
Wheeling, WV 26003

Era: Revolutionary War

An event to commemorate what is referred to as "The Last Battle of the Revolutionary War" and the Seige of Fort Henry, which was averted by none other than a courageous 16-year-old by the name of Betty Zane. This historic event is reenacted and is the event's most popular draw.

I will be here all weekend performing popular music from the 18th century with Wayward Companions.

Check out Fort Henry Days at their website

Spinning Day- Wheels Great and Small
September 9 
Depreciation Lands Museum in Allison Park, PA

If you're interested in learning the art of spinning thread and yarn on a wheel, this event might interest you.
From the website:

Great Wheels, also called Wool Wheels or Walking Wheels are familiar to most of us as decorative items, but rarely are they used for their original intended purpose: to spin wool yarn. More familiar, are the small Flax wheels, now used to spin all fibers. Today we will gather everyone who spins for a Gathering like you have never seen! Join us! See these wheels in actions! Have a try at this 18th century everyday skill! 

Check out more information at the Depreciation Lands Museum's website

Koh-Koh-Mah & Foster Living History Encampment
September 15 & 16
9980 W 100 S, Russiaville, Indiana 46979

Era: French and Indian War (or the Seven Year War)

This event boasts 1,000 reenactors and has been called the Super Bowl of reenacting events. According to their website:
The woods is full of 18th Century camps and enthusiastic
reenactors in beautiful Wildcat Valley of Western
Howard County every third weekend of September.

Visit the different camps, British & French Military, 
Eastern Woodland Indian Village, 
Voyageur, French Milice, Scout  & Demonstrator Camps
A perfect setting to learn about the
French & Indian War and also local history
of Howard County and the city of first, Kokomo,IN.
which is part of the Wabash Valley area.

Hear Chief Koh-Koh-Mah speak of the battles his ancestors fought.

Meet David Foster the founder of the first
trading post in Howard County. Hear for
yourself how Kokomo got its name.

This event is run by some awesome friends I met while at Fort Niagara. I was honored to have been invited to this event, however it falls on the same weekend as a music gig and presentation/lecture I am doing. I do want to make it out next year, though!

Check out the Koh-Koh-Mah & Foster Living History event at their website!

Washington and Greene Counties 48th Annual Covered Bridge Festival
September 15 & 16 
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village (Heinz History Center) in Avella, PA

Era (event): Mid 19th century/Civil War

Walk the historic village and see demonstrations and how life during the mid 19th century was. Also see some cool covered bridges!

I will be at this event with my Wayward Companions bandmate, Tom Crytzer, providing your musical entertainment. :)

Check out more information on the event

Gateway to Westmoreland - From Indian Trails to Turnpike
September 15
Sampson/Clark Log Tollhouse
4100 Sardis Rd
Murrysville, PA

Era: 1800s

Meet time travelers of the 1800s on a path near the Turtle Creek where the Kittanning, Frankstown and Shamokin paths once intersected. Engage in activities of daily pioneer living on the farmstead of Nancy and Simeon Clark. Sample tasty pioneer treats.  This event is put on by the Murrysville Historical Preservation Society and this year's event will also be in memorium of a dear friend in the reenacting community who had been the coordinator of this event.

This was another event that I was kindly invited to but am unable to make due to the Meadowcroft gig. I do plan to make my way up to this gorgeous site in the near future.

Check out the Murrysville Historical Preservation Society's website

Woodville's Sunday Brunch Series: Women in 18th Century - is it all really what it seems?
September 16 
Woodville Plantation in Bridgeville, PA

Era (of the site): Whiskey Rebellion

I am happy to be collaborating with Woodville and the Neville House for their new Sunday Brunch Series. I will be discussing one of my passions, Womens History, however with a twist that seems to be rarely spoken of. Other speakers will be announced soon.

Look for more info at the Woodville Plantation Website and also my official website

Soapmaking Day
September 23
Woodville Plantation in Bridgeville, PA

Era: Whiskey Rebellion

If you love or are curious about the process of soapmaking, you might want to check this event out. I will also be partaking. :)

Check out the event at Woodville Plantation's website

If you are a reenactment group or living history site and would like me to list your event here, feel free to drop me an email at . :)

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