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Friday, June 5, 2009
The 7th Virginia Regiment was here on May 30th, 2009 at the Historic Gloucester Courthouse circle demonstrating what life was like back during the American Revolution. These guys really know their history. Some of the demonstrations included 18th century medicine, food, the making of cloth, marching and shooting demonstrations and encampment life.
The 7th Virginia Regiment performs this service once every year. We were fortunate enough to get to meet and photograph a good number of the days demonstrations and we have a few videos we still need to put together. We will be creating a special web site hosting these pictures and videos and will announce the site once it is complete.
Chuck Thompson and TTC Media are creating an Historic Church Driving Tour that will feature some of the nations most incredible early American Architecture and history. The driving tour is comprised of SE Virginia historical sites and monuments such as Historic Christ Church in Weems, Historic St Luke's of Smithfield, Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg and two of Gloucester's very own, Ware Episcopal Church established in 1652 and Abingdon Episcopal Church established in 1650. Though neither one of these sites are tourist destinations, they represent incredible architectural significance and historical value.
We have spent a great deal of time and travel going around and shooting all the historic churches we could locate. We are just about finished shooting all the churches we were able to locate. Some are not even mentioned anywhere. We found them the hard way by driving by and taking a closer look and finding well hidden gems mixed between the fantastic monuments. We have only 2 sites left. Jamestown and Hampton. We will be covering Hampton this weekend and Jamestown we are working on getting covered next week. Then each individual church will have it's own site. From there we will be building the main site which will be a driving tour of some of our nations most incredible treasures.
We expect the main site to be up and running in about 2 to 3 more weeks from this writing. Once the site is up, we will make the announcement and let everyone know.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
AARRGH! Those scurvy dogs known as Blackbeard's Crew are getting ready to raid Hampton, Virginia this weekend. Their biggest event of the year held annually in the city of Hampton, this will be their 10th anniversary. With over 100 pirates coming in from around the nation to join in on the raid, we are all in for some series trouble from these scalawags. Expect some serious sea battles, pirate songs, fencing or sword fightin and an overall great time provided they don't loot ya. We'll be there taking a ton of photos and videos of this event.
Hope to see you there. Oh yes, before we forget, we have a web site up of pictures and where we will be hosting videos for these dogs, CLICK HERE to go and see it.
Is our educational system keeping up with these facts? I'm willing to bet not. See the video. You will be amazed.
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