Cracking Character – The Fun of Being Historical-ish

What happens when living history interpreters¬†allow the lines between the past and present to blur a little? When they don’t break character, but they definitely crack it? I’m always a bit skeptical of living history and (re)enactment experiences. I don’t dislike them by default, but growing up between the Revolutionary War reenactment-happy towns of Lexington…

“It Burned, Burned, Burned, And Things Were Very Historical”

I’m a few days late with this anniversary but, like with anniversaries, better late than never. On August 24th, 1814, British troupes burned down the White House during a battle of the War of 1812 (which really needs to change its name to the War of 1812-1815 because: accuracy). My American-half is bummed this happened;…