Today the kids and I headed to Brattonsville, to take in their Time Travel Tuesday program. Today we learned about the dragoons that fought at the Battle of Hucks Defeat, which was fought near there. It was SO interesting. As usual, the costumed interpreters were so knowledgeable, and so engaged with the kids. This man was dressed as a member of the British Legion, and the green coat was actually historically accurate. Who knew? The horse was not an heirloom breed, however, because he said the horses then were much smaller – as were the men they carried. We just really enjoyed talking to him.
He had a display of reproduction Revolutionary War uniforms and weapons, and was more than happy for the kids to hold the guns – which were VERY heavy. Here is June checking out the pistol. Great day.