Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 2

Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 2

In early 2009, veteran La Compagnie member Tom Brennan was confronting cancer. Thelma B encouraged him to keep at his different writing projects to help keep his mind off his health. Reminiscing about his “personal adventure of interpretation” turned out to be a...
Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 1

Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 1

Once upon a time, veteran La Compagnie member Tom Brennan set down his thoughts about his “personal adventure of interpretation.” The idea was that it would form the basis of a entire Journal issue on interpretation. That issue never happened. Years passed. Tom got...
Interpreting the Fur Trade at The Landing

Interpreting the Fur Trade at The Landing

It occurred to me, as I talked with visitors during our recent gig at The Landing, that context is hugely important in delivering effective interpretation. But for that event, and for most any living history event we do, there are layers upon layers of context, a...
Mittens: Warm hands for voyageurs!

Mittens: Warm hands for voyageurs!

We’re hardy modern voyageurs. We know that keeping our hands warm and dry when working outside during winter is important, very important. But how best to protect those digits when you’re reenacting the “little ice age” winters of the late 18th and early 19th...
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