The purpose of "The Modern Reenactor" is to share ideas about keeping the hobby of living history alive and well. You'll occasionally see posts about education and reenacting as well as recent projects the blog's author is working on. As the intention is to share the passion for living history, all readers are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A New Blog
Carroll Students on a field trip to Jamestown
I've finally come around! After occasional encouragement over the years, I decided to start my own blog. The main intention of this blog is to share ideas related to advancing the hobby of reenacting, including significantly discussions on the field of education as it pertains to reenacting. I've sat back and watched the reenacting world evolve for the better or the worse, but education is one aspect of the hobby that hasn't evolved as quickly as the others. We all want the most accurate kit with the most stitches per inch, but how about we entertain the same enthusiasm for explaining why we stitch our clothes that way? Recently, I noticed some reenactors juggling with accuracy and education, so I think it's time we talk about it. I don't intend to stir things up and I certainly don't expect to directly change anything, I only hope that some of these blogs and discussions inspire thought. I hope to post occasional thoughts on how to share our passion for history as well as projects I'm working on. Our ultimate goals are not only to have fun ourselves, but to present ourselves as teachers in an unorthodox classroom.