4 days ago
No, but really...are you hot in that?
A couple more tips for keeping cool, even when dressed in full eighteenth century attire:
Covering your neck and shoulders! Kerchiefs keep the sun off and prevent sunburn, and less exposed skin helps one keep cool, too. (We may look covered in clothes, but keeping direct sunlight off does help!) Many of us will wet a kerchief with cool water...for a treat.
Hats! Keeping sun off your face will also prevent sunburn, and you can carry your shade with you.
Hydrate! You'll see many of us carrying our drinks with us--mugs, canteens, jugs of water. Any NWTA participant will tell you that drinking plenty of water is key to not only surviving but enjoying a hot day of living history.
Photo taken at Fort Meigs--visit us this weekend for more hot weather tips. fortmeigs.org/revolution/ ... See MoreSee Less
If she said no I would not believe it lol! In my reenacting days I wore a very simple three piece outfit with a bonnet and I would be absolutely miserable. I'm pretty sure I toured the Bluelicks museum at least a hundred times just to enjoy a bit of air conditioning.
Also - having a servant along to constantly fan you helps a lot. 😇
Could anyone possibly tell me where I can buy these curly top pins?
2 weeks ago
Long hot days of summer got you down? Try a nap! Though the focus of reenactment events may be scheduled demonstrations, we often have downtime in camp, and we welcome visitors' questions and conversation during those times! (We don't advise waking sleeping babies, of course!) Photo from the annual Spirit of Vincennes photo contest, runner up Steve LaBoche. ... See MoreSee Less
Once in a while, one of the reproduction cannons we employ for artillery demonstrations will produce a really spectacular smoke ring. You can hear the oohs and aaaahs from the crowd...don't tell, but the cannon crew is just as excited! Photo by Carrie Hannen, taken at Cantigny Park 2019 ... See MoreSee Less
Watched an artillery smoke ring gently glide down the cliffs at Fort miegs one day