Thursday, 2 July 2009

Celebrating the Queen's Birthday

I have not posted many re-enacting pictures this year. Here are some pictures from Queen Victoria's Birthday celebration in May. It was very common that everyone celebrated the Queen's birthday. Most of the laborers were given a day off and had a big party and dance. So, this event displays much of the entertainment forms of the 19th century. Dancing, music, croquet, games, singing etc.

Playing croquet to celebrate the Queen's birthday

Two Pipers. No, David did not play :(

Some of the fort ladies, chatting and wearing their lovely dresses!

Dr. Tolmie, the manager of the Fort

Not sure what the "working class" girls are doing on the Tolmie's porch!

19th century table setting display in one of our new buildings


Musicans....and without one.....could........


Virginia Reel

Ending the day with the traditional waltz

Gracie being introduced to the Fort's newest members

James meeting the Fort's "chicks."

Hannah, enjoying the little guys


Lauren said...

Looks like a lot of fun!
I would love to do something like that!

Bright Hope said...

Looks like lotsfun!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Reenactments look like fun! Beautiful pictures by the way Sarah.

* Megan Petersen