Monday, February 27, 2012

Changing Focus

My streak of 18th century programs came to an end this weekend with the annual commemoration of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. Due to a number of issues, the reenactor turnout for the event was lower than usual, but that was OK. Sometimes bigger is not always better and I think we put on a quality program for the park.

Now I am rather abruptly switching gears and preparing for a string of Civil War programs. In the month of March, I will be presenting a paper at the Civil War Navy Symposium at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, VA, as well as participating in that museum's living history program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads. I will also be taking part in the annual living history program at Bentonville Battlefield and the 150th anniversary of the occupation of Beaufort, NC being sponsored by the NC Maritime Museum. In the midst of all this, I will also be making a two-day road trip to Lexington, VA to attend the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Signature Conference for 2012.

Two more Civil War events are on the horizon in April as well, including the largest 150th anniversary event that my group will take part in this year. The only thing that might steal my attention away from the Civil War over the next two months is the possibility of attending the annual War for Empire event at Fort Dobbs, a French & Indian War event. With everything else I have going on, I haven't decided whether or not I'll be able to make that trip this year. At any rate, things are shaping up to be very busy for the next few months. I'm preparing to buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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