In case anyone was wondering, the title of my blog comes from this runaway ad about all-around badass Eleanor Armstrong ~ Six Dollars Reward. Run away on the 18th of October, 1771, at night, from the subscriber, living at the Sign of the Bible-in-Heart, in Strawberry alley, an indented servant woman, named Eleanor Armstrong, about … Continue reading Run, Run Away
Amenities - None. No heat, no electricity, no running water. Views - Tired, unfriendly cyclists on the C&O canal. Accommodations - Do you like dirt? Because I'm slightly crazy adventurous I decided it would be a great idea to spend my birthday last March in a restored lockhouse on the C&O canal in Poolesville, MD. I chose … Continue reading This Is My Review of a Haunted Lockhouse
Although dressing up in beautiful handmade period-correct clothes and prancing about historical areas is a blast, that's not my end goal. I also want immersion into life in the 1700's, and to educate people about that everyday life beyond the Revolutionary War battlefields. To help me with this I attended a First Person Interpretation Workshop … Continue reading Who Was I?*
My interest in finding out more about my mother's side of the family led me to Beulah: Beulah is my maternal great grandfather's mother. Her 6 x's great grandfather was Hans Jacob Holtzclaw. Hans, along with his wife Anna Margaret Otterbach were a part of the first wave of colonists from the Nassau-Siegen area of what is now Germany in … Continue reading Germanna-mania
I wanted to go shopping in period-correct style last weekend at Fort Frederick, so I threw together a market wallet. This is what Charles LeCount has to say about it: "In the collection of Historic Bethlehem Inc. is a late 18th or early 19th century (1790-1840) Market wallet. Recently purchased for the museum at an auction in … Continue reading A Market Wallet
Because I started a blog! I know, get with the times. Everyone and their mother has a blog. Whatever. This one's mine. So I started trying to get into historical reenactment about a year ago. I think I did it ass-backwards and just started sewing a hundred things before even figuring out where I'd be … Continue reading Hey! I’m excited!