We Make History
April 26th, 2008
What is the
18th Century Picnic all about?
the friendly family of We Make History travels to the 18th century for a day
of family fun. 18th century attire, lunch on the lawn, poetry and historic
games such as lawn bowling, roll the hoop and jumping rope are all part of the
Picnic is not a reenactment per se. Nor is it a public "event" though guests
are welcome. It is simply a family picnic which incorporates some fun and
education from the 1700s, an annual day we set aside for the enjoyment of the
families - especially the children and young people - who are involved with We
Make History. We give the Picnic an 18th century theme and hold it each year
at or near the anniversary of Paul Revere's ride. 18th century attire is
encouraged in the spirit of the occasion but is not required. Victorians
occasionally drop by as do 21st century friends. Toward the end of the day a
football has been known to be thrown ...
We shall be
bringing a flag (as a rallying point) and will also be bringing a classic
"hoop and stick" toy, a game of horseshoes and of course a set for lawn
Some suggestions for others to bring would be...
a good long jump rope
a rope for "tug-of-war"
a badminton set (a sport of kings in the 17th century)
a poem, song, play or dramatic reading either to perform yourself or for all
of us to do together
a musical instrument with which you might contribute your talent
any other good thing you may think of.
All should bring...
Food, non-alcoholic beverages, desserts or snacks for yourselves and perhaps
some extra to share as well.
Blankets to sit on.
Our rendezvous shall be at the west end of Granite Creek Park at Noon on
Saturday the 26th of April. If you have historic attire go ahead and wear it.
Any time period is welcome but with a particular emphasis on the 18th century.
If you don't have historic attire then come modern.
We do look forward to spending a pleasant day in the good company of the fine
people of Yavapai County.
Lord & Lady Scott