2013 Appearances

Living History Events/Appearances through 2013 are listed below:

January 1st
City of Somerville, MA (January 1776). First Flag Raising Ceremony, Tower Hill Park. Portrayed General George Washington on Huckleberry Finn McCool.

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January 25th
Boston MA (2013). British Officers Club of New England annual Burns Supper.

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February 2nd
Pawtucket, RI (2013). First annual Rhode Island Brewfest. IMG_7984 IMG_7986

March 9th
Slate Hill, NY. 50th Anniversary, Windy Hollow Hunt Ball.

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March 10th
New Haven, CT (March 2013). Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, New Haven Green. This year’s event had over 100,000 people and is the largest single spectator event in Connecticut, according to local media. Portrayed LTC David Humphreys on Huckleberry Finn McCool with the Derby Historical Society.382233_2996881057330_293677658_n

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March 23rd
Glastonbury, CT (March 1796). 18th Century Supper at the Welles Hotel. Portrayed a local post rider, then David Humphreys, Minister Resident to the Country of Portugal, as appointed by President Washington, both on Huckleberry Finn McCool.  Glastonbury Historical Society, Welles-Shipman-Ward House, 972 Main Street South Glastonbury, CT (SOLD OUT)

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March 30th
Ansonia, CT (March 2013). Midday Annual Meeting for the 6th Connecticut Regiment portraying LTC David Humpreys at the David Humphreys House and Museum, Derby Historical Society. Private event.

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Maynard, MA (March 2013). Annual Dinner for the Acton Minutemen portraying Dr Samuel Prescott. Private event.

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April 7th
Lexington, MA (April 1775). Dress rehearsal for the Lexington Green Battle for Patriot’s Day Weekend portraying George Inmann, Gentleman Volunteer, 4th Regiment King’s Own.

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April 9th
Denver Colorado (April 2013). National Park Service, Denver Service Center’s Service Disabled Veteran Owned Mini Trade Fair participating company. By Invitation.
** TRIP CANCELED ** (due to a snowstorm in April)

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Patriots Day Weekend, Boston Area
April 13th
Deerfield, MA (April 1775). Historic Deerfield Season Opening Day. Portraying (in sequence) local farmer, Alarm Rider from Boston, the local Loyalist Deacon, and a British Officer, all on Huckleberry Finn McCool.

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April 14th
Lexington, MA (April 2013). Lexington’s 300th Anniversary parade with the 4th Regiment King’s Own (2:00 pm).
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Acton, MA (April 1775). Portraying Dr Samuel Prescott as the Alarm Rider for Prescott/Robbins Ride on Huckleberry Finn McCool with the Acton Minutemen (5:00pm). Notes: action pictures from Wickedlocal media. And Huckleberry was clocked by the Acton Police doing 26 mph in a 25 mph zone…….
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April 15th
Lexington, MA (April 1775). Lexington Green Reenactment, portraying George Inman, Gentleman Volunteer, 4th Regiment of Foot, King’s Own (0500 am) (note: the two action photos from the Boston Globe)

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Concord, MA (April 1775). Old North Bridge, skirmish demonstration with Acton Minutemen, followed by Mourn Arms ceremony at the 4th King’s Own graves at the foot of the bridge, then Concord Parade. Portraying George Inman, Gentleman Volunteer, 4th Regiment of Foot (0830-1000).

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April 19th Patriots Day
Sudbury MA to Concord MA Deerfield, MA (April 1775). Portraying Dr Abel Prescott as the Alarm Rider to Sudbury Town Center and 11 mile march on Huckleberry Finn McCool to the Old North Bridge in Concorde with the Sudbury Milita. (Sudbury Green 4:30 am) Note: I left my walking stick in the Concord Visitor’s Center Parking Lot (see picture). Reward for its return.

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April 19th (afternoon)
Sudbury, MA (2013). Old Wayside Inn, annual changing of the flag ceremony.
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April 20th
Sudbury, MA (2013). Part of the honor guard for memorial service for Rex Trailer, former Sudbury Militia Captain of Horse, past Colonel and television personality.
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April 25th – 28th
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico (April 1797). British Invasion, National Parks Service at El Castillo del Morro. Portraying Mounted British Officer with the Regimentio Fijo, 4th King’s Own and a Napoleonic period Legion from Poland. Base of operations at the Gallery Inn.

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May 4th – 5th
Smith’s Castle (May 1780). Bridge to History 17th and 18th Century encampment portraying a revolutionary war horseman demonstrating use of sword and pistols on Huckleberry Finn McCool.
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May 8th tarnished tankard
Sudbury, MA (2013). 50th Anniversary drill and event for the Sudbury Militia at the Old Wayside Inn. Portraying Dr Abel Prescott, Alarm Rider.IMG_0009IMG_0023IMG_0028IMG_0016

May 11th-12th tarnished tankard
Coventry, RI (May 1777). Raid on Spell Hall, first ever Reenactment at the General Nathanael Greene Homestead. Portraying General Nathanael Greene on Huckleberry Finn McCool and will be in command of the American Forces.

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May 18th
Bronx NY (August 1778). Van Cortland House in Van Cortland Park. Portraying LTC John Graves Simcoe, Queen’s Rangers, on Huckleberry Finn McCool on a program about the Stockbridge Indian ambush as part of Home School Day at the House and Museum.IMG_0392 IMG_0379 IMG_0373 IMG_0368 IMG_0364 IMG_0365 IMG_0383 IMG_0382

May 19th
Katonah, NY (May 2013). Opening of the new Visitor’s Center at the John Jay Homestead. Portraying LTC John Graves Simcoe, Queen’s Rangers, on Huckleberry Finn McCool and talking about the Burning of Bedford raid on July 11th, 1778.IMG_0417 IMG_0413 IMG_0421Jay Homestead 2013

May 23rd
Somers New York (May 2013). Somers Middle School annual History Day with the 5th New York portraying LTC David Humphreys.

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Old Wethersfield, CT (May 1777). Wethersfield Memorial Day Parade portraying Superintendent of Schools David Humphreys (1771-1774) on Huckleberry Finn McCool in the town Memorial Day Parade (parade canceled due to rain). Later portraying LTC David Humphreys in the encampment Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in the skirmish against the red coats, then giving a military horsemanship demonstration with pistols and carving a fresh watermelon at a gallop. See Hartford Courant article on the event.IMG_0538941123_10151467794675945_2000659204_nIMG_0562960085_10151467793710945_975768144_n(1) 308356_10151467794020945_2065175959_n 432050_10151467794405945_149295960_n 1017307_10151541521270735_617055158_n

May 27th Memorial Day
Derby, CT (May 2013). (0900 AM) Derby Shelton Memorial Day Parade portraying LTC David Humphreys on Huckleberry Finn McCool with the Derby Historical Society. IMG_0605IMG_0598

Fishkill, NY (May 2013). (300PM) Van Wyck Homestead and the endangered Re  v War Graveyard on Route 9. ceremony to honor fallen Rev War soldiers buried in unmarked graves that is in danger of being turned into a strip mall. Portrayed LTC David Humphreys on Huckleberry Finn McCool for the Fishkill Historical Society and the Friends of the Van Wyck Homestead.

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June 14th-16th
Monmouth, NJ (1778). Annual Battle of Monmouth reenactment portraying LTC John Graves Simcoe of the Queen’s Rangers at the Monmouth State Battlefield.

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June 29th
Shelton, Connecticut (June 2013). Private neighborhood block party and skit with the 6th Connecticut.

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July 4th Independence Day
New Haven Connecticut (July 2013). 9:00am ceremony on the Yale University campus at the Grove Street Cemetery, keynote speaker as LTC David Humphreys on Huckleberry Finn McCool at the Humphreys and Roger Sherman gravesites. Sponsored by the General David Humphreys Branch No. 1 of the Connecticut SAR.

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Katonah, NY (July 2013). 2:00PM reading of the Declaration of Independence as General Nathanael Greene and a military pistol and sword horsemanship demonstration at the John Jay Homestead.

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July 5th-7th
Gettysburg, PA (3-5 Jul 1863). 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, portraying a Union Cavalryman on Huckleberry Finn McCool with the 1st Pennsylvania in the general Cavalry actions and as a courier/messenger on the staff  of the Major General Baldwin, Commander of Union Forces.

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July 10th
Salem, CT. Treasure Hill Farm civil war presentation and military horsemanship demo.

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July 12th
Lexington, MA. Private Memorial Service.

July 17th
Sudbury, MA. Beer tasting with the Sudbury Minutemen at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. Private Event.

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July 27-28th
Stow, MA. Collings Foundation. Portraying a Yale University Gentleman polo player on Huckleberry, racing a vintage Stutz Bearcat owned by a Harvard man with a friendly wager. Part of the Race of the Century program celebrating the evolution of transportation.

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August 7th
Coventry, RI. Nathanael Greene Homestead planting of the Liberty Tree ceremony portraying MG Nathanael Greene. Picture shown with Nathanael Greene’s direct descendent.

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Aug 25th
Brooklyn, NY. Battle of Brooklyn Day, Historic Green-Wood cemetery. Portraying mounted British officer George Inman of Cambridge MA on Huckleberry Finn McCool. Event was featured in the New York Daily News. Second article and video here.

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September 5th
Hebron, CT. Hebron Harvest Fair, portraying LTC David Humphreys on Huckleberry Finn McCool. Equine weapons and riding demonstration in the main horse ring following the UCONN Morgan Horse Drill Team (about 6:00PM). Will also be part of a horse archery demonstration just prior.

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September 7th
Yonkers, NY. Philpse Manor living history program as part of Riverfest. Portraying Loyalist Col James DeLancey of the Westchester Light Horse on Huckleberry Finn McCool portraying his famous horse True Briton. True Briton was the sire of Figure, the first Morgan horse. Huckleberry is his direct descendent.

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September
Assorted Fox Hunts: Spring Valley Hounds (Newton, NJ) Old North Bridge Hounds (Concord, MA)

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September 28th, 29th
Sudbury, MA, Old Wayside Inn. Annual Colonial Faire fife and drum muster and living history fair hostd by Sudbury Ancient Fife and Drum and Sudbury Companies of Minute and Militia. Portrayed LTC Thomas Knowlton of Knowlton’s Rangers riding Huckleberry Finn McCool.

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October 7th
Boston, MA. The Old State House, Bostonian Society. 250th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris for the Seven Years (French and Indian) War.

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October 11-13th
Stowe, MA. The Collings Foundation Battle of the Airstrip. Portraying a local German Volkssturm Home Guard on Huckleberry Finn McCool supporting the Germans during a WWII battle and living history weekend featuring tanks, armored personnel carriers, vintage aircraft on the active runway, German horse cavalry and two firing 88mm anti aircraft guns.

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October 18th
Boston, MA. British Officer’s Club of New England annual Trafalgar Night Dinner at the Union Club on Boston Common to commemorate the British Naval Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in October of 1805.

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October 25th
Sudbury, MA. Battle of the Red Horse Tavern at Longfellows Wayside Inn. Debut riding the Red Horse Huckleberry Finn McCool as the newly appointed Captain of Horse, Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute.

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November 2nd
Putnam CT. Putnam Park. 235th Anniversary of the encampments at Redding CT. Portraying Capt Thomas Seynour of the 2nd Connecticut Light Horse Militia (later 2nd Light Dragoons) on Huckleberry Finn McCool. A BAR sponsored show, this was the first event for Associated Light Horse.

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November 3rd
Hartford CT. Annual Hartford Veterans Day Parade portraying LTC David Humphreys on Huckleberry Finn McCool with the 6th Connecticut Regiment.

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November 22nd  tarnished tankard
North Attleboro, MA. Grand opening of Natty Green’s Tavern, will be appearing as General Nathanael Greene on Huckleberry Finn McCool from 4:00-7:30PM.

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November 23nd
Plymouth, MA. Plymouth’s annual Hometown Thanksgiving Parade, appearing as Paul Revere on Huckleberry Finn McCool along with the Budweiser Clydesdales and the Wells Fargo Stage Coach. Over 175,000 people attended, and this parade was recently rated by AOL as the best Thanksgiving Day parade in the nation (Macy’s was No. 3).

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December 7th
Bolton, CT. Annual town Christmas parade portraying a chilly Paul Revere on Hucklebery Finn McCool.

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More events to be listed….

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