Friday, May 12, 2017


Although the organizers originally said "Rain or shine," the weather forecast is simply awful. Conditions might be dangerous with high winds in a heavily-wooded state park.  Almost surely, the organizers believed, the public would be sparse.

Accordingly, they have cancelled the event.  While I am disappointed, I must admit I did not look forward to standing outside the whole day in torrential rain.  We'll simply have to hope that next year's weather is more favorable. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Open House 2017 at Hoff-Vannatta

Just throwing up a few pictures from last weekend.  Please check back as I get a few minutes to add text.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A bit of beadwork...

From time to time, I make a bit of beadwork to go along with my impression, to show off as examples of trade beads to the public, or just to throw out on the trade blanket.  Here are two pieces I made last summer for fun, just to show them off...


I flatter myself that they came out decently...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hoff-Vannatta House Added to Calendar April 29th

For years now, the Frontier Guard has supported the Hoff-Vannatta House by appearing at its spring and fall open house events.  Truth be told, the biggest reason we keep attending is that it's a lot of fun - a nice setting, an interesting historic structure, and great people.  April 29th will be the spring open house; come see the progress the historical society has made since last fall, and stop by and see us!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Join us at the State History Fair May 13th!

The Frontier Guard will be one of the exhibiting groups at this year's Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair on May 13th.  As in the past two years, the Fair will be held at Monmouth Battlefield State Park.  There will be, as usual, a large number of demonstrations and historic preservation associations.  Check out the Fair's website here: 2017 Spirit of the Jerseys Fair