Monday, June 7, 2010

A Couple of New Living History Adventures for Us

For the past I don't know how many years we as a family have taken part in a mountain man rendezvous living history event every August.  I love it, the kids love it, and I even think it has grown on sweet husband a bit.  This year we had the opportunity to go to one in Idaho that my uncle helps with, but had other things going that week (this week) that couldn't be missed so couldn't get up there for it.  It turns out sweet husband also has meetings the week we usually take our trip in August that he can't miss so we won't be able to get out to that one either.  Very disappointing.  The kids were quite bummed--this is one of their favorite events of the year.

But things are not all bad on the reenacting front.  We've found a couple of other events to help out with this summer that will hopefully cure the living history itch.

First is a pageant (outdoor play) put on in our county by the LDS Church that chronicles the early settlers of the area, the Castle Valley Pageant.  We've attended this in the past, but not been able to take part because it runs the same week as our annual trip to the rendezvous.  So this year we'll be playing pioneer instead of mountain man.

Then last week we also got asked to take part in the 1776 Freedom Village in Orem for the "Milestones of Freedom" event during Provo's Freedom Festival the 2nd-5th of July.  Can I just tell you that colonial is my very favorite clothing era? 

Okay, now we got that out of the way you all know just a little bit more about me.

Both of these are public events, so I expect to see some of you at them!

Now the fun of all this is that I'll have lots of sewing projects in the next couple of months.  I don't have pioneer era clothes for me or my kids (hubby won't be able to do that one because of the meetings), and I don't have colonial clothes for my husband (he likes the 1820-30 ish era clothes better).  I'll have to see if I can get him to wear breeches . . . this should be interesting. ;)


Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

HOW FUN!!! I lurve the picture!!!

Momnerd said...

I hope I can come see you in the Provo one! And that style really does suit you, you were definitely born in the wrong era. ;)

Ryan said...

I think I would go as a pho mountain man with a baggy shirt and loincloth. Maybe pants underneath but I am not so sure.

Angela said...

Michaela- we love it. The kids have a ball dressing up and playing in the dirt.

Sharla- I hope you can get to the Provo one also--it's actually at the scera in orem. We'd love to see you guys!

Ha Ryan! I've seen people dressed like that and most should not have that much exposed. One year our little girl kept calling one guy "that man with no pants on". He was one that should have at least had some leggings to go with his loincloth. ;)

StrivingSimply said...

Have fun! I've been looking for something like this for *B* and I to do, but I can't find them out here. The only things we have are renaissance festivals (to which we ALWAYS go) and Civil War reenactments. I can't figure out how to get involved in the reenactments, and I'm not interested in the war, just the lifestyle.

Mom to Many said...

We volunteered as a family at This is the Place. The kids will NEVER forget it. Nor will I. What an amazing experience it was.

Ryan said...

I would have a conservatively cut loin cloth. Temperature depending maybe some sort of leggings/ pants.

Heidi said...

Oh, that's awesome! Makes me want to find something like that in my state... :) Enjoy!!