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Books: "Man of War"

What would it have been like to fight in the Roman Legion or row a cargo boat down the St. Lawrence River, or march to Stalingrad during World War II? Charlie Schroeder writes of his experiences as a re-enactor in his book, Man of War. Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, talked with Schroeder from his home in Hong Kong.  Go to full article
The entrance to the Fort de La Presentation site on Lighthouse Point.
The entrance to the Fort de La Presentation site on Lighthouse Point.

Preview: Ogdensburg hosts annual Founders' Day

The City of Ogdensburg remembers its early history this weekend. NCPR is media sponsor for the Fort La Presentation Founder's Day events at Lighthouse Point. Commemorations of the French and Indian War on Saturday and Sunday will feature re-enactments and battles on land and water, a bateau race, and a colonial trade fair.

Todd Moe talks with Michael Whittaker, a history and re-enactment buff, from Bishops Mills, Ontario. He's also Harbor Master this weekend and will be among hundreds of re-enactors in Ogdensburg.  Go to full article
The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor
The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor

Recreating historic clothing, quilts by hand

Historical re-enactors will gather in Sackets Harbor this weekend as part of a War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration. But the conversations will focus on period clothing and quilts, rather than muskets and cannons. Todd Moe talks with Ted Schofield, a re-enactor from Chaumont, about his early 19th century reproduction sewing implements and a love of recreating historic clothing.  Go to full article

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