Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fun articles of interest

I just wanted to call your attention to a neat article in the latest edition of the Colonial Williamsburg Journal.  (For those of you who do not receive this publication, there is a wonderful abridged version available online, along with a nice archive of articles past.)  "Reflections on Reenacting" provides a fun glimpse into this “hobby” with personal anecdotes by the author, D.A. Saguto (CW’s master boot and shoemaker).  Mr. Saguto touches on the difference between reenactors and interpreters, as well as the practice that has become known as “living history.”  If you are completely new to the concepts behind these practices, this is a good overview.  And for those of us who are familiar with these ideas or have experience with them ourselves, you will find yourself smiling and nodding as you read.

Also in this edition is another insightful article about John Trumbull and his famous painting, The Declaration of Independence.  (Remember our post about visiting Trumbull homes in Lebanon?)  Be sure to click on the Online Extra called “Explore The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull.”  You can roll your mouse over each signer’s face to reveal their names, and learn some fun facts as well.

If this kind of random stuff gets you as excited as it does me, be sure to investigate this publication's archives and upcoming issues!


lahbluebonnet said...

The April CW EFT will be about "Making History Live." It premiered in 2008 and was excellent! I'll have to dig this CW Journal article out when we do the April EFT!

Stephanie Ann said...

Thanks for sharing. I am very interested in hearing what they have to say on reenacting. :D