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.

Written on July 24th, 2013 , Event Tags: ,

The Battalion turned out for the Annual Kalazamoo Living History Show to run our booth, stump for recruits and let the public see what we do.  We managed to get this great group shot of our booth.250-001

Written on March 27th, 2013 , Event Tags: ,

The Massachusetts Provincial Battalion will be recruiting at the Kalamazoo Living History Show this weekend. Please come and visit us at our table!


Written on March 12th, 2013 , Event


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.)

Written on January 31st, 2013 , Event

If you a member of a colonial era reenacting unit and you would like to attend one of the two events that the Massachusetts Provincial Battalion sponsors, Colonial Frankenmuth and War in the Wilderness, the see below for the invitations.  Please contact Major Kemmer ( if you have any questions.  These events are always open to the general public with out any invitation, although regular metro park admission is required for War in the Wilderness.  We look forward to seeing you and your troops this summer.

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Written on January 31st, 2013 , Event


The never ending quest for experiences to enhance or add to your repertoire of reenacting keeps individuals and unit commanders continually busy.  For years I have tried to work on such things for my own unit, The Massachusetts Provincial Battalion.  In the fall each year we host an event at our fort, Ft. Bagley, in the middle of the lower peninsula of Michigan.  (In 2013 our event is September 14-15.)  We call the event our Challenge Weekend.  This past year, 2012, I decided to give the men a more extensive workout in an attempt to give them the feel of more skills used by our historic counterparts. Read the rest of this entry »

Written on December 27th, 2012 , Event

Another fun filled weekend at Colonial Kensington has come and gone.  We were blessed with fantastic weather for working and soldiering in wool uniforms.  It was cool and rainy on Saturday and Sunny on Sunday so all were able to pack up dry canvas.  (Yea dry canvas!).

Some camaraderie around the campfireSome camaraderie around the campfire

Rare footage of an officer actually working!Rare footage of an officer actually working!

Written on August 13th, 2012 , Event

This weekend is the final public event for the Battalion this year.  It runs all day on Saturday August 11th and 12th.  Here is a nice write up of the event from the Observer and Eccentric.

Hope to see you all there.

Written on August 7th, 2012 , Event Tags: ,

The Cass River Encampment at Frankemuth was a great success! Trish took some pictures and has them up at Photobucket (choose from Civilians or Soldiers). A slideshow of her Soldier and battle photos are shown at the bottom.


Written on July 23rd, 2012 , Event Tags: ,

Come visit us this weekend at the Cass River Encampment held in Frankenmuth near the covered bridge. For those looking for an address to put in your GPS, it’s 925 South Main, Frankenmuth MI.
Stop by and say “Hi!”

Written on July 21st, 2012 , Event

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