Since taking a new job with an amazing employer, it appears I have been quite remiss in blogging. I’ve been blogging for them really!
Anyway, this past weekend, Genesee Country Village and Museum hosted their first Immersion event for Civil War. Around 20 civilians and 100 military attended. The goal was to live in the past for the entire weekend with as few modern amenities as possible. Three buildings in the village were available for our use, we enjoyed period food in period packaging to cook with, cooks were assigned to buildings, and inhabitants slept on real rope beds with straw-filled ticks! Of course, the village looked wonderful, and the sun was shining brightly both days, especially rare in November! There were activities planned for us to do like packing a care package to send to soldiers, having a fun Saturday evening gathering with dancing and music in the stenciled ballroom of Hosmer’s Inn, and daily chores like making apple sauce, cutting down trees, and dripping lye. Each person had a role to play out and objectives to accomplish as well as money and letters to give and send.
Since there’s no modern stuff allowed, I have this one picture of all of us outside Hosmer’s. If it gets done again, this was a GREAT even to attend and I highly recommend it!