Saturday, August 21, 2010

Very impressive

I went to the re-enactment at the Moland House in Warwick Township, PA and I must say I was very impressed. The weather cooperated and it was a great day for families to come out and spend some time seeing what life was like during the American Revolution. There were so many interesting people and displays present. I'm posting some pictures to give you a flavor of the day. And to make you appreciate what we have now. Can you imagine wearing their clothing with no AC. Phew!

The Moland House, sometimes referred to as Headquarters Farm, was one of the places where Washington camped and as their sign reads, did actually sleep there. Love the bedpost in the picture. They had something for everyone there today. The plants/flowers in bottles were all native to the area.

Among the crafters present there was a quilter working on some applique and a woman making bobbin lace. I could have watched her for hours. It was fascinating watching her work and pretty amazing to see that she could work on the lace and make conversation at the same time. The bobbins were really fascinating and each one seemed to be different and have its own story. Lovely! This may become a new collection. Don't you think every quilter should have a collection of lace bobbins?

The couple in the picture are friends of mine (they will kill me for posting their picture) but I have to tell you about her dress. I made it over 30 years ago for the Bicentennial celebration. I wore it to school that year for our celebration and then passed it on. It has been a colonial lady and also Raggedy Ann. While it is beginning to fade it still looks pretty authentic. They didn't get rid of clothes when new styles came out. A lesson for all of us in that...


  1. The pictures are great! I love living history. In our area we have Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. It is located on the actual site of a fur trading posts that were built in 1802.

  2. That's in my home state...How cool is that!
    I really enjoyed seeing it all!

  3. I miss living near so many places that are so fun to visit.