The day started with the reading of the war declaration of the Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh. The militia was there along with a cannon.
Mordecai House for the rest of the day. The men practiced drill. The ladies mostly stayed on the porch enjoying the shade, breeze and good conversation. Timely Tresses was there with their delightful assortment of hats, bonnets, ribbons & feathers! We all enjoyed the day. It was nice to get together with a group of friends and have fun, even if it was a bit warm.
That evening was the Bicentennial Ball hosted at the Raleigh City Museum. I spent much of the time before preparing hair for the dance! It was great fun, I even impressed myself with my curling iron skills! Turbans and feathers seemed to be all the rage with the ladies in 1812!
Taylor & I before the dance started (he was playing with the band).