Reenactors

  “Thank you for your service” is a phrase almost always heard when someone discovers that they’re speaking with a person who is or has been in the military. It’s a sign of respect and recognition that they sacrificed a safe existence for a stint or career in the armed forces. Having now witnessed several…

Go! Go! Go! Go!

Fraunces Tavern:  This one building is loaded with history, starting from about 1719 and continuing to the present. It was a home for many owners, a tavern, a meeting place for the Sons of Liberty, a hotel, and offices for the then-government. It has suffered through several fires and has been damaged by explosions twice; once by…

The Genesis of Historic Rescue

It’s spring 2012 and I’m standing outside the Thomas Clarke house in Princeton, New Jersey. The docent, a very patient man named John, is talking to a group of students from a local junior high school. He’s trying to explain to the very distracted group what it was like to live in a farmhouse in…