Living History at the Ketcham Inn

Center Moriches, NY

October 10 - 11, 2020

FINALLY!!! We caught a break this season when the Ketcham Inn invited us to set up an encampment at their Havens House on Montauk Highway in Center Moriches, Long Island. Thankfully, we had fine fall weather this Columbus Day weekend. Given the pandemic restrictions, we had to be creative with our interactions with the public. We established a 'deadline' where we could lead the public around the perimeter of the camp. We were far enough apart for distancing yet close enough that they could see our working camp clearly. The mother of our President, Rich Coleman, created a batch of facemasks in Union blue, emblazoned with our regiment in gold colored thread, that looked perfect for the occasion. On Saturday evening, we played a round of Civil War Jeapordy (another of Rich's inventions) and we received a tour of the Ketcham Inn, a fully functional inn from the 18th century just a short march west on Montauk Highway. We entertained a lot of public over both days and received a much needed boost in morale. Actually, this was our second time at the Ketcham Inn, the first being in 1998. This return was long overdue.

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The Before Picture Living History Early Saturday morning The Firemaster Morning roll call Posting the Colors Our National The Captain's Tent Our Commissary Our official greeter uniform masks in Union blue entering our 'enclosure' greeting visitors selling shirts and raffle tickets the Deadline Presenting Arms Our Corporal flag display Our younger members inspecting the weapons The Officers busy at the fire Volunteer docent, Loren Christie breaking out the bagpipes Civil War Jeopardy