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Monday, April 30, 2012

Neshaminy State Park Civil War Reenactment And Encampment Held On April 29, 2012

Once again, Neshaminy State Park hosted another fine Civil War Reenactment and Encampment. This was specifically a Reenactment of the First Battle Of Winchester in Virginia. The actual Battle took place on May 25, 1862.

Here is a video of the Battle:


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As I walked to another area of the field, I noticed this snake going crazy (perhaps it was due to the noise or the large crowd) ...

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Here are photos of the Confederate Camp ...

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Here is a video of the Union Troops' Final March:


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My friends from the Camptown Shakers performed at the event ...

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In this video, the Camptown Shakers play a song called "New York Girls":


Many more photographs of the day can be found at this link: http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u213/portaltothepast/Reenactments/Civil%20War/Neshaminy%20State%20Park%20April%2029%202012/?start=all

Here is the specific website for the event: http://www.neshaminycwevent.org

Friday, April 27, 2012

There Only 25 People From The 1800s Left In The World

Earlier in the week I discovered that there are only 25 living and verified survivors from the nineteenth century. This blog entry is my tribute to those super-centenarians who have lived in three different centuries. Very incredible - it is 2012 and we STILL have people from the 1800s on this planet.

On April 18 of this year, 113-year-old Cora Hansen passed away and her passing decreased the number of those in this very exclusive club to 25. Some of you may have heard the recent news of the Japanese man named Jiroemon Kimura who turned 115. We have two other people who are 115 as well: Dina Manfredini and Besse Cooper. Besse is the last survivor from the year 1896. I wish all 25 well. Here's to many more Birthdays!

My video tribute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeBzsGwzUuw

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cora Hansen, Canada's Oldest Person And The Nation's Last Surviving Citizen Born In The 1800s, Has Passed Away At Age 113

Cora Hansen, Canada's last surviving citizen born in the nineteenth century, has passed on at 113 years of age. Cora was born in the United States Of America on March 25, 1899 and lived until April 18, 2012. She moved to Canada literally 100 years ago in 1912!!

According to this article, http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120418/eldest-canadian-cora-hansen-dies-at-.html, Cora did not move into a care center until she was nearly a centenarian. The link also has a nice photograph from her 113th Birthday. Farewell to a woman who lived in three different centuries! RIP.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Historic Events For 2012

I am extremely late issuing this list. I always try to get this out in early January. In any case, here is my Historic Events List for 2012 ... finally. 2012 marks the 200th Anniversary of the War Of 1812 and this year also continues the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. There will be a heavy emphasis on those two themes. There are a number of other extraordinary events being offered as well.
 
Note: I am holding a number of these events myself - this is why the url listed for these specific events leads back to this blog. Additional information will be forthcoming.


April
26 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
28 Early Spring Flea Market in Flemington, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org
28 Potato Planting in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/calendar/calendar.htm
28 18th Century Artillery, Clothing And Games in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.visitprincetonbattlefield.org/visit-princeton-battlefield/princeton-battlefield-events
28-9 MTA Spring Swap Meet Militaria Convention in Augusta, NJ. Info: http://www.mtaswapmeet.us
28-9 23nd Annual Neshaminy State Park Civil War Reenactment in Bensalem, PA. Info: http://www.neshaminycwevent.org & http://www.6nhv.org & http://www.28thpvi.net/events.htm &  http://sites.google.com/site/companyd7njvi/events-for-2010 & http://www.71stpavolinfantry.org/event_index.html
30 Lecture: Victorian Social History in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://capemaymac.org/content/subpage_main.aspx?id=2870

May
01 General George Washington as Interpreted By Dean Malissa in Valley Forge, PA. Info: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/supportyourpark/upload/2011-2012-speaker-series-print-ready.pdf
03 Speaker: Les Rolston Will Be Discussing His Book "Long Time Gone, Neighbors Divided By Civil War" in Hamilton, NJ. Info: http://campolden.org/eventsBody.html
03 Tales Of Olde Cape May in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://capemaymac.org/content/subpage_main.aspx?id=2870
05 Weekend In Old Monmouth County in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule12.html
05 Meet First Lady Harriet Lane in Lancaster, PA. Info: http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1310&Itemid=296

05 War Of 1812 Bicentennial Reenactment in Havre De Grace, MD. Info: http://starspangled200.org/Events/Pages/events.aspx
06 Lecture: The Bellona Gunpowder Manufactory During The War Of 1812. Info: http://www.hsobc.org/calendar.html & http://starspangled200.org/Events/Pages/events.aspx
06 French Alliance Day (With A French Revolutionary War Encampment) in Valley Forge, PA. Info: http://www.friendsofvalleyforge.org/events.shtml
06 Civil War Living History Event in Morristown, NJ. Info: http://www.maccullochhall.org/events
09 A Visit To Francis Hopkinson's Grave in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.christchurchphila.org/Historic_Christ_Church/Burial_Ground/59
10 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutg
ers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
11 A Visit To John Hart’s Grave in Hopewell, NJ. Info: http://www.revolutionarywarnewjersey.com/new_jersey_revolutionary_war_sites/towns/hopewell_nj_revolutionary_war_sites.htm
11-3 Civil War Days in Lahaska, PA. Info: http://www.civilwarnews.com/events/calendar.php and http://www.peddlersvillage.com
12 Service At The Confederate Memorial And Union Memorial in Pennsville, NJ. Info: http://www.civilwarnews.com/events/calendar.php
12 New Jersey State History Fair in Titusville, NJ. Info: http://www.njhistoryfair.org
12 Renaissance Faire in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm
13 A Visit To The Grave Of Hiram Cronk (The Last Surviving Veteran Of The War Of 1812) On The 107th Anniversary Of His Passing in Brooklyn, NY. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
13 Revolutionary War Reenactment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html

18 Harbor Defense Lantern Tour (World War II 1943 Reenactment) in Fort Hancock, NJ. Info: http://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/this-week-at-shu.htm
19 Antique Street Fair in Mullica Hill, NJ. Info: http://www.mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html?Page_ID=1111
19-20 Italian American Festival in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.italianmarketfestival.com
19-20 West Windsor Renaissance Faire in West Windsor, NJ. Info: http://www.faires.com/EventRecord.php?Id=224
19-20 Rebels And Redcoats On The Delaware in Washington's Crossing, PA. Info: http://www.1nj.org & http://www.24thcmr.org
19-20 Revolutionary War Encampment in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.lambsartillery.org/events.html & http://www.howellfarm.org/calendar/calendar.htm
20 Volunteer Flag Placement in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/index.php?m=4&id=90
24 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html

26-7 Battle Of Princeton Reenactment in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com/general_public-events_2012.pdf
27 Reenactment Of The First Grand Army Of The Republic Decoration Day (Aka Memorial Day) Service Of 1868 in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/index.php?m=4&id=90
30 A Visit To Union Veterans' Graves in Lawnside, NJ. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com

June
01-3 World War II Event (Reenactment, Music, Airplane Rides, Veterans) in Reading, PA. Info: http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html
02 War Of 1812 Reenactment And Living History Event in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us/upcoming-events/events-calendar
02-3 Civil War Union Encampment in Flemington, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events/description/civil_war.html & http://www.njcivilwar150.org
02-3 New Jersey Renaissance Faire in Columbus, NJ. Info: http://www.njrenfaire.com
03 British Car Day in Clinton, NJ. Info: http://www.theredmill.org/June2012cal.html
06 Lecture: General Charles Lee’s Court Marshall in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule12.html
07 Speaker: Joseph Pugh Discussing Material Culture Of The Civil War in Hamilton, NJ. Info: http://campolden.org/eventsBody.html
09 Civil War Reenactment And Living History Weekend (With Abraham Lincoln Addressing Union Troops) in Lambertville, NJ. Info: http://www.lambertvillecivilwarreenactment.com & http://www.holcombe-jimison.org/events-2012.html
09-10 Lehigh Valley Civil War Days in Whitehall, PA. Info: http://campgeiger.org
09-10 Celtic Festival in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/events
09-10 New Jersey Renaissance Faire in Columbus, NJ. Info: http://www.njrenfaire.com
10 Civil War Reenactment And Living History Weekend in Lambertville, NJ. Info: http://www.lambertvillecivilwarreenactment.com & http://www.holcombe-jimison.org/events-2012.html
10 Reenactment Of The 1836 Wedding Of Maria Allaire And Thomas Andrews in Flemington, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events/description/MariasWedding.html
14 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
16 French-Indian War (Aka Seven Years’ War) Reenactment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
16 Dover House Event in Pennsauken, NJ. Info: http://www.1nj.org
17 Military Timeline Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/events/ & http://www.20thcenturygi.com/index.php?topic=1568.0 & http://sites.google.com/site/companyd7njvi/events-for-2010
18 The 200th Anniversary Of The First Day Of The War Of 1812. Info: I am currently planning a commemoration for the Bicentennial.
23 Civil War Living History Event (Drill, Demonstrations And Skirmish) in Morristown, NJ. Info: http://www.2dnjbrigade.org/events.asp & http://www.morrisparks.net/speedwell/home.html
24 German-American Day in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://cvvphilly.com/events/events-calender.html
24 Remembering Civil War Veteran Frank Furness in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/index.php?m=4&id=91
24 Reenactment: School Days In The 1830's in Flemington, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events/description/Schooldays.html
24 Death Of Grover Cleveland Commemoration At His Actual Gravesite (With Authentic Memorabilia Such As Photos, Autographs, Campaign Tokens And More On Display) in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
24-9 Proclaiming And Claiming Freedom: Studying Emancipation in The Civil War And After. Info: http://hsp.org/calendar/proclaiming-and-claiming-freedom-studying-emancipation-in-the-civil-war-and-after
28 234th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Monmouth in Manalapan, NJ. Info: This is a special event that I myself am organizing. Signatures of combatants from both sides will be displayed.
28 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
30 1864 Baseball Game in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://princetonhistory.org


July
01 A Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
04 A Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://www.indiankingfriends.org/calendar
04 A Visit To Early American War Veterans' Graves in Haddon Township, NJ. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
07 Summer Evening Hayride in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/calendar/calendar.htm
12 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
13-5 Cooper Mill Military Timeline Living History in Chester, NJ. Info: http://htosports.com/teams/?u=27THREGTNJVOLSCOF&s=htosports&t=c
14 Summer Evening Hayride in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/calendar/calendar.htm
14-5 FunFest Weekend (1800s Blacksmithing, Basketweaving, Woodworking And More) in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/events
15 Smithville Fife And Drum in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm

18-21 Burlington County Farm Fair in Springfield Township, NJ. Info: http://burlingtoncountyfarmfair.com
21 Traditional American And Celtic Folk Music And Dance in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
21 Summer Evening Hayride in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/calendar/calendar.htm
22 Civil War Weekend in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us/upcoming-events/events-calendar
26 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
29 Reenactment Of An 1830s Temperance Rally in Flemington, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events/description/temperence.html

August
04 Birthday Celebration For Jedediah Huntington (General In The Continental Army In The Revolutionary War) - Location to be announced. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
09 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
11 Wagon Tour in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/calendar/calendar.htm
11-2 Oktoberfest And Flea Market in Clark, NJ. Info: http://www.deutscherclub.us/DCC2012.pdf
11-2 Antique And Folk Art Sale And Show in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/events
11-2 Living History Encampment in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm
12 18th Century Games And Activities in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.visitprincetonbattlefield.org/visit-princeton-battlefield/princeton-battlefield-events
17-9 Battle Of Belmont Plateau Civil War Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://civilwarphilly.net/reenactment/index.html
19 Smithville Fife And Drum in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm
23 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html

September
01-3 Cannstatter's 139th Volksfest Oktoberfest in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://cvvphilly.com
01-3 Indo-American Festival In West Windsor, NJ. Info: http://www.indoamericanfair.com & http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MCNJ
08 Revolutionary War Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/events & http://www.lambsartillery.org/events.html
08 Roar To The Shore Motorcycle Rally in Wildwood, NJ. Info: http://roartotheshoreonline.com  & http://www.lightningcustoms.com/roartotheshorenj.html
13 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
14 Death Of Aaron Burr Commemoration At His Actual Gravesite (With An Authentic Newspaper From 1836 Announcing His Death Displayed) in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
15 Colony To State Day in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://www.indiankingfriends.org/calendar/
15-6 Civil War Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/events
15-6 Lakewood Renaissance Faire in Lakewood, NJ. Info: http://www.myspace.com/lakewoodrenfair
15-6 150th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Antietam in Antietam, MD. Info: http://150thantietamreenactment.com & http://www.b10va.com/Schedule.html
16 Deutscher Tag (German Day) in Clark, NJ. Info: http://www.deutscherclub.us/DCC2012.pdf
21 A Visit To Francis Hopkinson's Home On His 275th Birth Anniversary in Bordentown, NJ. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
22-3 Civil War Encampment and Reenactment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
27 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html

28-30 Revolutionary War Encampment in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com/general_public-events_2012.pdf
28-30 Italian-American Festival in West Windsor, NJ. Info: http://www.italianamericanfestival.com & http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MCNJ
29-30 Historic Soldiers Weekend in Pennsville, NJ. Info: http://www.9thdivision.com/events.htm & http://historicsoldiersweekend.com

October
05-6 The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Neill Hartley in Flemington, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html & http://allairevillage.org/events/description/sleepy.html
06 Battle Of Germantown Revolutionary War Reenactment in Germantown, PA. Info: http://www.1nj.org & http://www.24thcmr.org & http://revolutionarygermantown.org
06 Oktoberfest in Clark, NJ. Info: http://www.deutscherclub.us/DCC2012.pdf
06 Fall Festival in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/calendar/calendar.htm
06-7 Oktoberfest in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm
11 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
12-3 An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe By Helen McKenna in Flemington, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
13 Medieval Days in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
13 Mullica Hill Fall Festival And Civil War Living History Weekend in Mullica Hill, NJ. Info: http://www.mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html?Page_ID=1111 & http://www.28thpvi.net/events.htm & http://sites.google.com/site/companyd7njvi/events-for-2010
13 Witches Ball in Mount Holly, NJ. Info: http://www.thewitchesball.com
14 Candle Making Of The 18th And 19th Centuries in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.visitprincetonbattlefield.org/visit-princeton-battlefield/princeton-battlefield-events
14 Allentown Fall Festival, 19th Century Baseball Game And Civil War Reenactment in Allentown, NJ. Info: http://www.allentownnj.com
14 Reenactment: All Hallows Eve In The 1830's in Flemington, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events/description/AllHallowsEve.html
20 Haddonfield Presents An Icabod Crane Reenactor in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://www.indiankingfriends.org/calendar
20 Millville Air Show in Millville, NJ. Info: http://www.78thinfantry.org/Missions.htm
21 Assault On Fort Mercer Reenactment in National Park, NJ. Info: http://www.24thcmr.org
25 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
27-8 Oktoberfest in Atlantic City, NJ. Info: http://joemaloy.com & http://www.spitzeband.com/site/tour_schedule.html

November
02-4 Sherlock Holmes Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://capemaymac.org/tours/winter/special/sherlock.html
04 U.S. Presidential Election Of 1836 Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events/description/ElectionDay.html
06 Observance For General George Meade in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
08 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
10-1 Siege Of Fort Mifflin Revolutionary War Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us/upcoming-events/events-calendar & http://www.1nj.org & http://musketsofthecrown.homestead.com/EventPage.html
16-8 Holiday Preview Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/content/subpage_main.aspx?id=230
17 Old Time Auction in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/calendar/calendar.htm
17 Revolutionary War Reenactment in Fort Lee, NJ. Info: http://www.brigade.org/barcal.html & http://www.lambsartillery.org/events.html
18 Christkindlmarkt in Clark, NJ. Info: http://www.deutscherclub.us/DCC2012.pdf
18 19th Century Thanksgiving in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://www.allairevillage.org/events/description/Thanksgiving.html
22 Birth Anniversary Of Lafayette Sabine Foster (Pall-bearer of Abraham Lincoln and someone who would have been President if Andrew Johnson was assassinated) - Location to be announced. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
22 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html

December
01 Battle Of Saint Vith World War II Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://78thinfantry.org/Missions.htm  & http://fortmifflin.us
01 Christmas In The Village in Mullica Hill, NJ. Info: http://www.mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html?Page_ID=1111
01 Weihnachtsmarkt in Sparta, NJ. Info: http://lakemohawkgermanchristmasmarket.com
02 Christmas at Allaire in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://www.allairevillage.org/events/description/ChristmasAtAllaire.html
07 A Christmas Carol in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://www.allairevillage.org/events/description/ChristmasCarol.html
08 Christmas In The Village in Mullica Hill, NJ. Info: http://www.mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html?Page_ID=1111
08 Historic Holly Day And Battle of Iron Works Hill Reenactment in Mount Holly, NJ. Info: http://www.ironworkshill.org & http://www.24thcmr.org
08 Historic Soldiers Christmas Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.9thdivision.com/events.htm
13 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
14 A Christmas Carol in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://www.allairevillage.org/events/description/ChristmasCarol.html
15 Christmas Lantern Tour in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://www.allairevillage.org/events/description/LanternTours.html
16 Krampuslauf Krampus Parade in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://krampuslaufphiladelphia.com
17 Christmas Train Ride in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com
22 Candlelight Shopping in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://haddonfieldnj.org/eventscandlelight.php
25 Washington's Crossing Reenactment in Titusville, NJ & Washington Crossing, PA. Info: http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/info/calendar.asp
27 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
31 General George Meade Birthday Celebration in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.civilwarnews.com/events/calendar.php & http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org

Ongoing ...
April 21 - July 01
New Jersey Residents' Experiences In The American Civil War in Morristown, NJ. Info: http://www.maccullochhall.org/events

April 21 - November 11
Exhibit: The American Civil War On The Home Font in Morristown, NJ, Info: http://www.maccullochhall.org/events

April 21 - March 01, 2013
Philadelphia 1862: A City At War in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.pacivilwar150.com/event/event.aspx?id=584

April 30 - September 28
A Community Divided: Hunterdon County During The Revolutionary War in Clinton, NJ. Info: http://www.theredmill.org/May2012cal.html

April 30 - May 30
The War Came By Train Civil War Exhibit in Baltimore, MD. Info: http://www.borail.org/special-events.shtml

May 08 - ?
The Changing Times: A Century Of Clocks in Clinton, NJ. Info: http://www.theredmill.org/May2012cal.html

June 22 to July 08
New Jersey State Fair in East Rutherford, NJ (Closes at 2 AM!!!). Info: http://njfair.com

August 04 - September 23
New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, NY. Info: http://www.renfair.com/NY

August 04 - October 28
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Manheim, PA. Info: http://www.parenfaire.com

August 25 - October 21
Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD. Info: http://www.rennfest.com

October 12 - October 31
Halloween Happenings in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/content/subpage_main.aspx?id=202

November 16 - January 06, 2013
Victorian Christmas in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/christmas.html

November 21 - December 24
Christkindlmarkt in Chicago, IL. Info: http://www.christkindlmarket.com

November 23 - December 16
Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA. Info: http://www.christmascity.org

November 23 - December 02
Festival Of Trees in Clinton, NJ. Info: http://www.theredmill.org/November2012cal.html

December 01 - December 24
Christmas Train Ride in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm

Coming soon (no specific info yet):
*Middlesex County Fair in East Brunswick, NJ (Early August). Info: http://www.middlesexcountyfair.org
*Christmas Village in Philadelphia, PA (Late November To Late December). Info: http://www.philachristmas.com
* Night Tours in Bethlehem, PA (Early To Mid December). Info: http://www.christmascity.org
* Patriot's Week in Trenton, NJ (Late December). Info: http://www.patriotsweek.com

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lady Of Villers-Carbonnel Clay Statue Replica

This blog entry features photographs of a Statue I made. It is based on the Lady Of Villers-Carbonnel. The Lady Of Villers-Carbonnel Statue is around 6,000 years old, and was discovered in December of 2011. It may be a Fertility Object or an Earth Mother or a Goddess. Immediately upon reading the article describing the discovery (last December), I wanted to make a replica of the Statue. I began the project in February and completed it in March.

Photographs of the original Lady Statue, along with the story of its discovery, can be found at this link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2072512/Lady-Villers-Carbonnel-6-thousand-year-old-statuette-banks-Somme.html

Here is the slab of clay I started with:
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Here I am working on the Statue ...

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This trio-collage of the Statue I made can be compared to the photograph that accompanied the article I posted above (I tried to make it look as similar as possible):

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 Here is a video showing the entire process from a slab of clay to the completed Statue:

If the video above does not embed properly, here is the video's url:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipqbh8uLHos

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