April 2018

Guild of Contemporary Horn Workers and Collectors

2018-04-15T20:49:03+00:00

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

May 2017

Difference in a Mountain Man Rendezvous and Voyageur Rendezvous

2017-08-26T02:53:05+00:00

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

October 2016

Hawk Bells: From European Falconry to American Trade Goods

2018-04-16T21:23:52+00:00

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

September 2016

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

2017-01-30T15:05:02+00:00

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

2017-08-15T20:19:11+00:00

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

March 2016

Tricorn Hat History

2017-01-30T15:05:54+00:00

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

2017-01-30T15:06:13+00:00

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

December 2015

Blanket Capote History

2017-01-30T14:55:33+00:00

History of the Blanket Capote in North America The capote, or long greatcoat, has long been closely associated with the fur trade in North America. It is not surprising that the wide-scale harvesting of furs for European markets coincided with the development of this uniquely Canadian garment. [...]

Blanket Capote History 2017-01-30T14:55:33+00:00

October 2015

September 2015

Rise Of Pendleton Native American Trade Blanket

2017-01-30T15:06:51+00:00

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