Guild of Contemporary Horn Workers and Collectors

The Honourable Company of Horners A Guild of Contemporary Horn Workers and Collectors Crafting & Collecting Works of an Ancient Material: Cattle Horn Rate This Event In 1996, Roland Cadle of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, who had long been interested in the historic 18th Century horn trade, decided to host a "Horn Fair" at the [...]

Guild of Contemporary Horn Workers and Collectors 2018-04-15T20:49:03+00:00

Difference in a Mountain Man Rendezvous and Voyageur Rendezvous

What is the Difference in a Mountain Man Rendezvous and Voyageur Rendezvous? Rate This Event After years of maintaining a Rendezvous Calendar, we felt it was time to answer a often asked question: What is the Difference in a Mountain Man Rendezvous and Voyageur Rendezvous? In North American history, a rendezvous was a [...]

Difference in a Mountain Man Rendezvous and Voyageur Rendezvous 2017-08-26T02:53:05+00:00

Hawk Bells: From European Falconry to American Trade Goods

Hawk Bells: From European Falconry to American Trade Goods A hawk bell (also called hawking or hawk's bell) is a small round bell made of sheet brass or copper. These bells were originally used as part of falconry equipment in medieval Europe. Hawk bells were brought to the American continents by early European explorers [...]

Hawk Bells: From European Falconry to American Trade Goods 2018-04-16T21:23:52+00:00

Witness the Year of 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga Everyday: Tours & Demonstrations

Witness 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga Everyday! Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga. Fort Ticonderoga is the only site in America that tells a new story each year through dynamic historical interpretation. In addition to the special events that take place during the year, daily programming brings to life this [...]

Witness the Year of 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga Everyday: Tours & Demonstrations 2017-01-30T15:05:02+00:00

Discover Fort Ticonderoga-A True Early American Colonial Treasure

Discover Fort Ticonderoga: A True Early American Treasure Of all the fascinating and noteworthy historic sites to see in the Lake Champlain/Lake George region, Fort Ticonderoga is probably the most well known. Ticonderoga is a true American treasure, certainly the most familiar of the Revolutionary War era forts. Fort Ticonderoga brings [...]

Discover Fort Ticonderoga-A True Early American Colonial Treasure 2017-08-15T20:19:11+00:00

Tricorn Hat History

Tricorn Hat History Tricorn Hat Development TimelineClick for larger image. Tricorn, Cocked or Three-Cornered Hats Perhaps one of the most iconic and easily recognizable fashions from the American Colonial era and extending throughout the Revolutionary War was the Tricorn Hat. Popular in Europe and America throughout most of the [...]

Tricorn Hat History 2017-01-30T15:05:54+00:00

The Unappreciated Tin-Peddler

The Unappreciated Tin-Peddler; His Services To Early Manufacturers By R. Malcolm Keir, Instructor in Industrial Economics, University of Pennsylvania. It seems to be a trait of human nature that in the glamour of a big success the small beginnings that made the success possible are forgotten.  Some of the great industries [...]

The Unappreciated Tin-Peddler 2017-01-30T15:06:13+00:00

Rise Of Pendleton Native American Trade Blanket

American Indian Trade Blankets The Rise of Pendleton Woolen Mills as the Primary Trade Blanket of Contemporary Native Americans Chief Joseph Over the many generations since Native Americans began trade with Europeans, few items have become more closely identified with indigenous American cultures as [...]

Rise Of Pendleton Native American Trade Blanket 2017-01-30T15:06:51+00:00