Living History Events/Appearances through 2013 are listed below:
Boston MA (2013). British Officers Club of New England annual Burns Supper.
Pawtucket, RI (2013). First annual Rhode Island Brewfest.
Slate Hill, NY. 50th Anniversary, Windy Hollow Hunt Ball.
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.
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)
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.
Maynard, MA (March 2013). Annual Dinner for the Acton Minutemen portraying Dr Samuel Prescott. Private event.
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)
Patriots Day Weekend, Boston Area
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.
Lexington, MA (April 2013). Lexington’s 300th Anniversary parade with the 4th Regiment King’s Own (2:00 pm).
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…….
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shelton, Connecticut (June 2013). Private neighborhood block party and skit with the 6th Connecticut.
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.
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.
Salem, CT. Treasure Hill Farm civil war presentation and military horsemanship demo.
Lexington, MA. Private Memorial Service.
Sudbury, MA. Beer tasting with the Sudbury Minutemen at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. Private Event.
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.
Coventry, RI. Nathanael Greene Homestead planting of the Liberty Tree ceremony portraying MG Nathanael Greene. Picture shown with Nathanael Greene’s direct descendent.
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.
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.
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.
Assorted Fox Hunts: Spring Valley Hounds (Newton, NJ) Old North Bridge Hounds (Concord, MA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hartford CT. Annual Hartford Veterans Day Parade portraying LTC David Humphreys on Huckleberry Finn McCool with the 6th Connecticut Regiment.
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).
Bolton, CT. Annual town Christmas parade portraying a chilly Paul Revere on Hucklebery Finn McCool.
More events to be listed….