Feast of Ste. Clare was this past Memorial Day Weekend. We had a great time and it was wonderful seeing everyone after the long cold winter. Click on an image below to see the full picture.
This past weekend was the Kalamazoo Living History Show. It was good to see so many people there. We had a great turn out, you couldn’t walk around without seeing a blue coat with red facings. Afterwards shared cake with Karen Kemmer, one of our cannon crew, for her Birthday. Happy Birthday Karen!!!
Earlier this month we had our annual Holiday meeting where we all got together to discuss last year, plan for the upcoming year and have some fun. Our reenacting family is growing, but we’d still love to have more friends to share our hobby with. Our group has a variety of men, women and children who are active participants. For us, reenacting is for the whole family. If you are considering joining us, come check us out at an event or contact us ahead of time and maybe you can come and join us on the field!
Robert Kegerreis has shot a short documentary about the reenactment at 2013 Colonial Kensington event. Its 16 minutes long and features the finest looking bunch of patriots in blue coats to be found.
I’ve got some great pictures from the Battalion Fall Challenge Event, held at Fort Bagley in Houghton Lake MI on September 13th, 14th and 15th. Our annual fall challenge is a private event to build our skills, test the things we’ve learned and celebrate another excellent year of reenacting the conflicts of the 18th Century. Check out the photos to see the fun we had. This event is open to other reenacting units. Contact Major Kemmer for details.
The weekend of July 20th-21st we attended the Cass River Encampment at Frankenmuth’s River Place Shops. We had so much fun doing tacticals as both F&I and Revolutionary War participants. The weather was especially good. Be sure to follow the link below for more great photos.
Check out more photos at Trish’s Photobucket.
Sunday July 14th, we visited the Tall Ship Festival in Bay City Michigan. It was a lot of fun seeing ships, some were even really close to the time period we portray in the mid 18th century.
The Battalion will be out this weekend at The LIving History Fair which takes place at the Sandusky County Fair Grounds. The Living History Fair features suppliers for Historic Re-Enactors. Items range from the French & Indian War Era through the Civil War Era. History buffs, re-enactors, muzzleloaders and the general public will enjoy browsing through historic clothing, beads, books, fabric, glassware, jewelry, leatherware, historic patterns, pewter, trade silver and much, much more. Recruiters for Historic Military Groups will be there, too! Great Home Cooked Food And Beverages available. Although the event is on both Saturday and Sunday, the battalion will only be onsite on Saturday. Hope to see you there!
Address : Sandusky county Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Avenue
Phone : (419) 878-8535 (Always call and confirm events.)