Category Archives: History – 18th Century

18th-Century Ink Advice

This video on the Townsends site gives advice on the proper ink for quill pens.

Posted in History - 18th Century, Writing Materials

Fort Niagara

Guarding the mouth of the Niagara River at Lake Ontario, Fort Niagara, on the river’s east bank in the state of New York, is a restored fort (not reconstructed) that was built by the French in 1726 and used successively … Continue reading

Posted in History - 18th Century

Revolutionary War Movies

This article briefly reviews movies set in the Revolutionary War. Our colonial period seems to be neglected on film compared to the Civil War, the West (with shootings ad nauseum as if that is all they did out there in … Continue reading

Posted in History - 18th Century

Colonial Printery

This company sells reproductions of 18th-century books and blank books.

Posted in D. Books, History - 18th Century

Feast of the Hunter’s Moon

Posted in History - 18th Century, History - Ohio

Flax Scutching Festival

Stahlstown, Pennsylvania will host its annual Flax Scutching Festival in September. Flax scutching is the process of turning the flax plant into linen fabric. It was labor intensive and time-consuming, and that is why people had pegs for clothes, not … Continue reading

Posted in Clothing and Hats, History - 18th Century

Schoenbrunn Fifes and Drums

  This fife and drum unit performed at the Schoenbrunn Village Trade Faire.

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