Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Teaching Home Schoolers About Gov. Tryon's Militia
This Saturday, I will be assisting Tryon Palace with their annual Home School Day program. Along with a few others, I will be portraying Gov. Tryon's militia of 1771 that marched west to Alamance to put down the Regulator rebellion. We will also be firing the 3-pounder cannon from Alamance Battleground for the first time on it's new carriage. The galloper style carriage has been constructed over the past six months by David Stone, the blacksmith at Tryon Palace. This has been an exciting and interesting project, and I'm glad to say that it is almost complete. Once we test things out and make sure no alterations need to be made, the cannon will return to Alamance Battleground, just in time for their Colonial Living Week program the week of October 12.