Re: 1812 new member
- --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "John Ogden" <johnjogden@...> wrote:
>have been members of the same units at times and it is nice to read
> Hi, Ron. Welcome aboard.
>Thanks, John. As John and I are both from Southwestern Pennsylvania we
greetings from a friend.
We just opened our Washington Co. Historical Society's Frontier History
Center in Washington, Pa. this past Saturday. We had twenty fellow
reenactors including John and myself portraying a Virginia militia unit
of 1777. Although the weather was rainy, especially in the morning, we
had about 60 visitors. We have built a typical frontier refuge fort in
the backcountry of Virginia/Pennsylvania. It consists of a blockhouse
built of logs from a local 1790 double pen log barn and a square hewn
log house (of about the same vintage) joined by a palisade. There are
also several small outbuildings of new logs and in the future more will
be added to the 22 acre sight. Also under the WCHS lease, adjacent in
the park is a relocated two story 1840's log house, we use for meetings
and educational programs. We plan on conducting monthly public
educational visits manned with local reenactor volunteers and hopefully
two larger events each year to include reenacting units.
More on this later, if there is interest.
Thanks again for the welcome,