Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Getting Ready to Revisit the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake

We take what we do as historical interpreters very seriously, which means there are usually various piles of history books around the house. I am scheduled to work at Mount Vernon next week and have already made a mental note to double-check the number of sheep Washington had on his farms during the years we interpret there!  :-)  

This year, though, we are also studying up on the history of the War of 1812, specifically in the Chesapeake. Maryland is celebrating the bicentennial of the war, and we are already booked for three events in June and August (more details to come).  While there are many wonderful resources available, we are finding "The Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake" to be amazingly helpful.   It’s tremendously well-researched, and we are having a great time studying up on the various places where we’ll have blacksmithing demos.  

With the research well underway, we just need to find a seamstress to adjust my 1812 gown by June!  Details, details….  :-)  

Please note — We are not connected with the authors or publishers of “The Fully Glory” in any way.  We are just enjoying it as a great resource.  

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