So what does a reenactor do when they can't take the time off work to participate in their own reenactment? They go to the closest one they can find which happens to be on their day off. We attended the Mississinewa 1812 event today. It was nice to go as a spectator for a change.
We noted that the battles are a little less intense when the guns aren't pointed directly at you.
But at this event you could get your thrills by taking in a peep show instead.
It is fun to go a see the camps of other reenactors and the setting at Mississinewa couldn't be better.
It is always fun to talk to the craftspeople about their craft.
The textile industry was well represented with everything from natural dyes,
to inkle weaving,
To a very impressive display on processing flax into linen.