2014 Period Tradespeople
We are still sending out invitations and receiving confirmations for 2014, so check back closer to Labor Day weekend for our final list.
We offer this list of tradespeople (below) who have participated in Civil War Days over the years so you get a feel for the type of talented living historians who typically grace our event.
These talented tradespeople are living historians who use period-authentic materials and methods to fabricate all the necessities of 19th Century life in the United States. This is your opportunity to look back in time and see how your ancestors really lived.
Visit our Period Encampment and see these tradespeople at work.
- BLACKSMITH by Mark Dorr
- AUTHENTIC PERIOD PHOTOGRAPHY by Robert Szabo
Including tintypes, ambrotypes, and photographs from collodion glass negatives
- GOURD BANJO, GOURD CANTEEN & WOOD SPOON MAKING by Roy McClure
- TIN SMITHING by Jeff Goris
- RAG WEAVING by Betty Goris
- SPINNING by Linda Graves
- RAG RUG WEAVING by Virginia Wadsley
- HAND CROCHET & EMBROIDERY by Betty Houf
- BROOM MAKING by Bill Soetaert
- BOBBIN LACE MAKING & CHILDRENS’ CORNER by Toni Soetaert
- HERITAGE RUG BRAIDING by Helen Boertje
- CORN HUSK CHAIR SEAT MAKING In Memoriam by Esther Everett