Our living history at the annual Wooden Boat Show in Plymouth, NC went really well this past Saturday despite a rather ominous beginning. It had been raining for two days (not that we were complaining, because we really needed it) and when we awoke Saturday morning it had gotten even worse. We slogged over to the museum, hoping that we would be allowed to set up inside. Setting up outside would have been a monumental task and would have been downright miserable. Alas, we were allowed to set up inside and had a wonderful day. Six of our members attended and we put out four displays (navigation, steam engineering, rope and knot work, and small arms). We probably saw around 350 folks throughout the day and our hosts were gracious. All in all, it ended up being a nice little program.
This week will be a busy one. I am meeting with staff from Fort Fisher tomorrow to plan some programming, then helping interview candidates for an Office Assistant position at the CSS Neuse on Tuesday and Wednesday. Finally on Thursday I will head for Richmond and the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association and banquet for the Society of Civil War Historians. I will certainly blog the conference as I did with AASLH in September. All of this makes for a very busy week.