Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The War of 1812

Saturday took us to the state capitol of Raleigh to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812! It was a hot day, but was pleasant with such great company!
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.
After the reading of the war declaration we journeyed over to 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!

The dance started just a little late (parking was horrible!). All who attended the dance seemed to enjoy themselves. We dance all night, well I dance once, but others danced all night!  It was  great fun. There were tea sandwiches, cookies and lemonade available. It was quite a small, nice affair to be a part of. Such a nice experience, and it is a little different than the usual "dance" at reenactments.

Taylor & I before the dance started (he was playing with the band). 

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