2 days ago
This past season had so many positives: impressive colors ceremonies at Vincennes, all the cooking and learning around the camp kitchen in Kenosha, the crowds gathered to see fife and drum as well as children’s battles at Cantigny, the fun activities that took place at Dollinger Farm not to mention the mounted horseback presentations, and the huge battlefield for demonstrations at Fort Meigs, lining the boat ramp for the Voyagers’ return at The Feast. These are just a few of many innovative and educational highlights of the year. Great work Alliance members! We look forward to what the next event season brings! ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
A chilly but fine fall day at our Dollinger Farm event! Join us tomorrow! www.1stdragoons.com/copy-of-dollinger-farm-event-page-1 ... See MoreSee Less
I had to work yet another Saturday. 😕
North West Territory Alliance - NWTA added 13 new photos.
2 months ago
We persevered past the rain and had a great time at Fort Meigs! ... See MoreSee Less
North West Territory Alliance - NWTA added 4 new photos.
3 months ago
The rain has cleared and it’s a great day at Fort Meigs! ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
The NWTA cannot vouch for the historical authenticity of sharknados.
History will be kind to us because we're rewriting it.
TOMORROW, See The Last Sharknado: It's About Time at 8/7c on SYFY. ... See MoreSee Less
These movies are so very enjoyably cheesey! It's an entire day of Sharknado tomorrow .
North West Territory Alliance - NWTA added 21 new photos.
4 months ago
Photos from the reenactment and encampment, Memorial Day weekend, May 26 & 27, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
North West Territory Alliance - NWTA added 15 new photos.
4 months ago
Photos from the encampment June 9 & 10, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Long time Northwest Territory Alliance member Clay Tollefson passed away this evening. He was the founder of the 4th Continental Light Dragoons and the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons. Our thoughts are with Jackie and the Tollefson family as we remember the joy Clay brought to our hobby. ... See MoreSee Less
I'm sorry to hear this news. I have many happy memories of Clay in the field. The big campfire in the sky has welcomed another friend.
He was such a great guy and will be missed, our prayers to the whole family
I first met Clay back in the early 80’s at an event in Oak Creek. He and Bob Reiser were instrumental in getting me to join. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
He will be sadly missed.
Our deepest sympathies. We were made to feel very welcomed by Clay when we joined. We will miss him.
Prayers for Jackie Tollefson and the Tollefson family. We both really liked Clay, he was a great guy
He was a great friend to Bill and I and donated all his wife clothing to the LIV when she died. Jackie you will miss him so much. He made a great figure in the NWTA.
A fine and friendly fellow. We will all miss him
So sorry for your loss. You have lost many and I pray there will be many who can fill their shoes. Prayers for all.
We had happy memories at the reenactments all those years ago. Sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear that Clay passed away. I have fond memories when I was his drummer boy in the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons 25 years ago. Can't believe how fast time goes by. I am sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Time marches on. I’m sorry to hear of his passing. I remember Clay from the early 80’s. May he Rest In Peace.
Sorry for your loss
From Frank Vesel: I have been asked to respond to inquiries regarding the arrangements / services for Clay. As of this time there will be no formal final services for Clay, he will be cremated, and at a later time a private family service will be held. At a later time, there may be a gathering/celebration in Clay's honor, TBD. A possible memorial potentially may be held later this season at an NWTA event, this also will be determined. Should you have any further questions, comments, or would like to help in a potential memorial at an event later this season, please feel free to contact me. I will do whatever to help answer any questions. Let's keep Jackie & family in your thoughts and prayers. At this time on behalf of Jackie, I would like to Thank each and everyone who posted condolences, or asked me to pass the same, it was greatly appreciated. Again, Thank You for your kindness..........................
A guide rope with two dog bones on it was left behind after the Kenosha event. Please contact the Rasch family if you’re missing one. ... See MoreSee Less
We’ll bring it to Cantigny!
North West Territory Alliance - NWTA shared The Foundling Museum's album.
4 months ago
An incredible collection of (very small) eighteenth century material culture, and a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people of the past.A selection of the stories behind the eighteenth-century tokens - small, identifying objects - that mothers left their babies at the Foundling Hospital
In 1741 when the Hospital first opened its doors, mothers were asked to ‘affix on each child some particular writing, or other distinguishing mark or token, so that the children may be known thereafter if necessary’. Since babies were renamed on admission, a system had to be created whereby a returning mother could be reunited with the baby she had handed over to the care of the Hospital. The custom of leaving tokens with babies lasted until the 1760s, when receipts were introduced. However, the system was so established that babies continued to be left with tokens so that by 1790 they numbered over 18,000.
You can see a collection of tokens and discover their accompanying stories in our Introductory Gallery. Each Thursday, we will share the story behind a token in this album with the hashtag #TokenThursday ... See MoreSee Less