Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Busy February

This month is setting up to be one of a number of very busy ones on my calendar. There just seems to be a lot going on in terms of meetings, workshops, etc. But there are also a lot of events this month that are occupying my weekends (except for this weekend).

Last Saturday, members of the Craven Regiment held a militia muster at Tryon Palace in New Bern as part of their "Free Day." Eight members showed up to drill in the rain and hang out in the stables. A great lunch was provided and good fellowship was enjoyed by all. I'm hoping to have some photos soon.

Next weekend I'll be taking part in an interesting program at Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson. Not only are they marking the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Anderson, but they are also commemorating the 245th anniversary of the Stamp Act Defiance. I'm generally not in favor of blending two totally different programs, but we'll see how well they pull it off.

Finally, on the 26th and 27th the Craven Regiment will take part in the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, one of the earliest battles of the American War for Independence. The weekend will feature the normal living history, wreath ceremony, etc., but this year they are having more musical performances and a couple of guest lecturers including the ageless wonder Ed Bearrs. He will speak on Sunday afternoon, the topic being military tactics during the American Revolution.

Lots of fun stuff going on, but I'll sure be glad when March arrives and I get a break.

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