Saturday, May 30, 2015

Fort Garland, CO Living History Days 2015

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This event was held at Fort Garland, a lovely restored fort, in Fort Garland, Colorado.  The fort has an intriging history and was once commanded by Kit Carson.  The Mounted Color Guard from Ft. Carson Army Base attended and dazzled visitors with cavalry drills.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Upcoming Event at Ft. Garland, Colorado -- Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Ft. Garland, once commanded by Kit Carson, will have its annual Living History Event this Memorial Day weekend, May 23 and 24.  The fort will come alive with soldiers, civilians and visitors.  


Fort Garland

29477 Highway 159
Fort Garland, CO 81133

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Civil War May Event at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas 2015

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I received this information from Marsha of the New Mexico Ladies Congress:

"At the Glorieta event this year there was a professional photographer who handed some of us a slip of paper with the address of where to find his photos. Just in case you did not get a slip from him when you were there or in case you were not able to make it, here is the information. I just checked and he got some wonderful shots of the battles, the camps, and most if not all of our ladies. Of particular note is an adorable shot of Lucy and Alysia and a couple great ones of Madeleine and Marilyn. Check out all the pictures. They really catch the flavor of the event."

Las Golindrinas Website:
   A wonderful living history farm near Santa Fe, NM

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Museum Quality Chairs

The Friends of Fort Davis in partnership with the staff of Fort Davis NHS are in the process of having twelve 1878 barracks chair reproductions made for the North Ward of the 1876 Post Hospital. If you, your organization or anyone you know might be interested in obtaining a 150 year old museum quality historic chair for your collection; please have them visit The Friends of Fort Davis National Historic Site Facebook page for more information.  You can check out the specifications for these chairs on the facebook page.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Joining Lace Techniques

1848 Satin and Lace Wedding Dress
If you are working with lace on your latest dress, this link will give you a video on two techniques that will make your seams disappear.

Threads Magazine is a valuable resource for those couture techniques that developed by seamstresses that came before us.