Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park, Media,PA has a beautiful mid-18th century farmhouse and outbuildings.  It is a working 18th century farm with a large number of events throughout the year.  Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation.  While many of their events are Revolutionary War era or later, they do have an annual F&I skirmish.  They put on two engagements for the public; no matter your sentiments, you have a 50% chance of seeing "your" side win, as the British forces win one engagement and the French and their Delaware allies win the other.

I joined the British forces last year and had a great time:

Link to video: French & Indian War skirmish 2013

This year's event is coming up on June 21st, and I hope to make it again.  If you're in Southeast PA that weekend, check it out.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The New Jersey Frontier Guard is a family affair.  Here are two of our youngest members, who help by demonstrating children's games of the period, at the Hoff-Vanatta House in Belvedere.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

NJ State History Fair

Despite the threat of rain all afternoon, the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair was a big success.  The Frontier Guard had a spot near the river and put on a nice display.