Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Virginia Living History Day 2012

Sergeant Gregory Fisher was invited to represent the 17th at the annual Virginia Living History Day on 21 July celebrated by the Prince William County Public Library.   Sergeant Fisher shared with the public the equipment and weapons used and talked about the Regiment's role in Virginia during the southern Campaign in 1780-81.   The event was well attended by history enthusiasts young and old alike.

George Washington's Birth Place

Members of the 17th were invited to participate in “First in War-Revolutionary War Encampment” at Washington’s Birth Place National Park. 

Sergeant Gregory Fisher, pictured with a young visitor from Hickory, North Carolina, talked to visitors about the role of British Cavalry in the American Revolution.

Distaff Kimberly Walters, pictured in the hearth kitchen above, prepared a dinner meal using period receipts with herbs and vegetables grown in the on-site garden.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pope's Creek, George Washington's Birthplace

Members of the 17th will be at George Washington's Birthplace, Pope's Creek, in Colonial Beach, Virginia on 14 July. The British Marines, 17th Light Dragoons, and 64th Regiment of Foot will be on-site to conduct firing demonstrations, will show a camp display, and their distaff will prepare an 18th century meal over a hearth for the day's event.