Upcoming Events

Here is a link to our NCRA Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/136052949792662/

 

NCRA 2017 Schedule of events Abreviated:

This list includes some our friend’s events.  (for each of these events see more detailed announcements that appear below this compressed list)

7 January, 2017, 12th Night of Christmas, hosted by Stephanie and Edward Lindey in Lacy Washington.

11-12 March, Cascade Mountain Men’s Craft and Black Powder Gun Show in Monroe Washington. We’ll have a NCRA promotional table set up.

May, Spring Camp, hosted by Roger & Abigail Gary in Onalaska, Washington. Memorial Day Weekend.  May 27th 28th & 29th

20 May, Time line event at Fort Lewis, Washington Hosted by 2nd Connecticut. ID submittal and prescreening required.

Our NCRA Colonial Encampment will be held Wednesday July 26th through Sunday July 30th 2017,  in Rochester, Washington. Mayor is Mark Curtis.

The NW Colonial Festival will be held August 10th through the 13th, 2017 in Port Angeles, Washington event coordinator is our own Dan Wilbanks. The event is sponsored by the Non-profit George Washington Society based in Port Angeles

 

Upcoming Events – Detailed Announcements:

 

Spring Camp:

On Memorial Day Weekend.  May 27th 28th & 29th, 2017, Roger & Abigail Gary will be hosting another Spring Camp at their “Shady Acres” domain

540 Burnt Ridge Rd., Onalaska, Washington 95870

If you want an extra day of camping you can come a day early on Friday the 26th.  Ground fires are okay and you can scavenge firewood from the woods next to camp.  Potable water will be available on site.  There will be a potluck dinner on Sunday.  Start planing your talk for the “Tallest Colonial Tale Ever Told” contest Saturday evening.  The whole family can participate in the “SPY” event on Saturday and Sunday.  If you have any questions contact Rodger at:

abigailsnroger@hughes.net

 

Colonial Encampment:

Our annual Colonial Encampment will be held July 26th through the 30th, 2017 at our usual location on the Black River, 11405 Gate Rd SW, Olympia Washington.

A closed event for reenactors dressed in period accurate attire and lodging in period camps.

If you are a reenactor don’t miss this, our signature event.  We will be enjoying multiple presentations and classes, canoe treks, bowls, teas, games, hilarious marching drills, shoots, evening campfire conversations, raffle prizes, highly dignified colonial dancing, Authentic Sunday morning sermon reading and singing, and a fabulous potluck dinner that has to be tasted to be believed!

As always, we will especially enjoy the endearing atmosphere of family fun, fellowship and camaraderie that has become the norm for this event each year.

If you are a reenactor or if you are interested in participating in Revolutionary War reenacting and you would like to meet all our wonderful people and discover what the Northwest Colonial Reenactors Association is all about then this is the event for you!

If you are not set up for reenacting yet, but you would like a day pass to come and see if this is something you would like to participate in then please contact us and we will outfit you in colonial clothes so you will fit right in.  Visitor space is limited so please contact us at least some days before the event.  Our visitor’s hours reserved for this purpose are during our afternoon break on Saturday, July 29th between the hours of 12:00 noon and 2:30PM  🙂

And now for a few details about the event:

Here is the contact Information for our NCRA President Stephen Pierce
Cell Phone – 425-773-0097
 
And here is the contact Information for our  NCRA Vice President, and CE Mayor, Mark Curtis
Cell phone – 253-678-5343
 

Click here for our NCRA Membership Form

Here is a downloadable copy of our Colonial Encampment Registration Form:

2017 Colonial Encampment Registration Form

Here is a link to a map to the event location zoomed out showing its proximity to the Interstate 5 freeway:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/11405+Gate+Rd+SW/@46.8411498,-123.0400338,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x54917d29f8ce03fb:0x33cd61db0d7aeb2d

Here is  that same map zoomed in showing the local roads from Highway 12:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/11405+Gate+Rd+SW/@46.8332527,-123.1108012,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x54917d29f8ce03fb:0x33cd61db0d7aeb2d

We also normally put up little signs along the local roads to show you where to turn.

If you look directly down below the “11405 Gate Rd SW” red marker on the google map you will notice a sharp peninsular bend of the Black River.  That is where our encampment will be established.  A dirt road, not shown on the map, extends southward to our camp area.

 

Northwest Colonial Festival:

The 3rd Annual Northwest Colonial Festival will be held August 10th through the 13th, 2017 at the George Washington Inn & Estate 939 Finn Hall Rd. Port Angeles, Washington

Brothers and Sisters! This is one of those events (in Washington State no less) that if you don’t go to it you’ll be kicking yourself every time your friends talk about what a great time they had there! Seriously! And it’s going to be even more fantastic this year! 🙂 !

Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/544161382403601/

Website:  https://colonialfestival.wordpress.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/colonialfestival/

Event Registration Link:  https://www.planetreg.com/attendee_register_input_B.asp

Presidents note about NW Colonial Festival at Port Angeles

Besides the NCRA members, groups attending included 2nd Connecticut Regiment from Bothell, DAR and SAR, 7th Company Redcoats from Arizona, reenactors portraying George Washington (Vernon Frykholn), Benjamin Franklin from the Colonial Heritage Foundation (Gregg Hardy), John Adams (Jack Pauley) and Abigale Adams (Trudy Faull) We also had a Colonial Blacksmith, Mike Mendenhall, who set up the “Fighting Quaker Forge”. There were reenactors from California, Utah and Arizona. Also from the Puget Sound area, “Somewhere in Time” group that make and show period fashions.
Dan and Jan Abbot own and operate the George Washington Inn, Bed and Breakfast. But the event is sponsored by the Non-profit George Washington Society based in Port Angeles. Advertising was provided by Smoke and Fire, Early American Life and Muzzleloader. The Local newspaper, Sequim Gazette, covered the event and put out advance announcements.

 

 

 

Past Events:

 

Monroe Gun Show:

We will be setting up our newly designed promotional booth complete with large banner signs, a continuously running slide show, and our new tri-fold brochures at the Monroe Gun show on Saturday March 11th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Sunday March 12th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM In the year of our Lord 2017 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe Washington.

 

Our 12th Night Christmas Event hosted by Edward & Stephanie Lindey

Date:1/7/17
Time: 6:00 till people head home
Place: For the event street address call Stephanie at:  859-760-1748  to RSVP

Some crash space is available.  (Last year many of us stayed overnight at their house but space is limited so best to inquire first.)  (See their phone number above)

Bring your favorite colonial dessert. The chocolate tarts and ginger cookies from this summer will be in hand as well.

Beyond the deserts Edward and I will be proving the savories.

Colonial adult beverages will be served as well as well as punch for the little ones.

Colonial dress is desired.  Wear your best duds since this is a festive event.

Call: 859-760-1748  to RSVP

Lacy, Washington

 

Our Signature Fall Event:

Here is an announcement about the event from Roger Gary’s Colonial Gazette Newsletter:

The weekend of Oct. 22nd & 23rd is the NCRA Fall Event to be held at Trish and Steve’s “Walnut Farm House”.  Trish will have natural walnut and indigo dyes ready for you to try.  I’ve also heard she may show some wine making.  This is a skills weekend and you are encouraged to bring any colonial item or skill you would like to share.  Also if you have an excess of harvest please bring it too.

David Rieve is planning on bringing his cider press.  He says to bring your apples, pears, Grapes and clean bottles.  He is also bringing Cochineal for dying reds.

There will be a “Cast Iron Chef Potluck” for Saturday night.  Bring your cast iron cook ware, your charcoal and your ingredients for your potluck dish.  Bring some extra spices, herbs and whatever you think you might need because there will be a secret ingredient that you will have to cook or incorporate into your dish!  You won’t want to miss the talk on cast iron seasoning, cleaning and cooking.

Trish is asking everyone to contact her by email or phone to let her know if you are coming.  She may need to get a porta-potty on site.  So please RSVP!  And check with her if you need a place to stay overnight.  Modern camping onsite is okay.

Walnut house is located at:
3766 S. Camano Dr.
Camano Island, WA 98262

Contact Trish at:
lunchlady98252@yahoo.com
or (360) 929-9532

 

The Fort Worden Living History and Skirmish

A historical timeline event taking place from September 2nd at 9AM to September 5th at 7PM, 2016 taking place at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington.

Read all about it on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/851796671591282/

 

The 2nd Annual Northwest Colonial Festival

August 11 -14, 2016 at the George Washington Inn & Estate 939 Finn Hall Rd. Port Angeles, Washington

Brothers and Sisters! This is one of those events (in Washington State no less) that if you don’t go to it you’ll be kicking yourself every time your friends talk about what a great time they had there! Seriously! And it’s going to be even more fantastic this year! 🙂 !

Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/544161382403601/

Website:  https://colonialfestival.wordpress.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/colonialfestival/

Event Registration Link:  https://www.planetreg.com/attendee_register_input_B.asp

 

Our annual Colonial Encampment

Our annual Colonial Encampment will be held July 27th through the 31st, 2016 at our usual location on the Black River, 11405 Gate Rd SW, Olympia Washington.

A closed event for reenactors dressed in period accurate attire and lodging in period camps.

If you are a reenactor don’t miss this, our signature event.  We will be enjoying multiple presentations and classes, canoe treks, bowls, teas, games, hilarious marching drills, shoots, evening campfire conversations, raffle prizes, highly dignified colonial dancing, Authentic Sunday morning sermon reading and singing, and a fabulous potluck dinner that has to be tasted to be believed!

As always, we will especially enjoy the endearing atmosphere of family fun, fellowship and camaraderie that has become the norm for this event each year.

If you are a reenactor or if you are interested in participating in Revolutionary War reenacting and you would like to meet all our wonderful people and discover what the Northwest Colonial Reenactors Association is all about then this event is exactly where you can do that!

If you are not set up for reenacting yet, but you would like a day pass to come and see if this is something you would like to participate in then please contact us and we will outfit you in colonial clothes so you will fit right in.  Visitor space is limited so please contact us at least some days before the event.  🙂

And now for a few details about the event:

Here is the contact Information for our  NCRA President, Mark Curtis
Cell phone – 253-678-5343
And for our NCRA Vice President and CE Mayor, Mike Farnum,
Phone – 253-988-0684
E-mail – msfarnum7@hotmail.com

Click here for our NCRA Membership Form

Here is a downloadable copy of our Colonial Encampment Registration Form:

Colonial Encampment Registration Form 2016

Here is a link to a map to the event location zoomed out showing its proximity to the Interstate 5 freeway:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/11405+Gate+Rd+SW/@46.8411498,-123.0400338,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x54917d29f8ce03fb:0x33cd61db0d7aeb2d

Here is  that same map zoomed in showing the local roads from Highway 12:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/11405+Gate+Rd+SW/@46.8332527,-123.1108012,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x54917d29f8ce03fb:0x33cd61db0d7aeb2d

We also normally put up little signs along the local roads to show you where to turn.

If you look directly down below the “11405 Gate Rd SW” red marker on the google map you will notice a sharp peninsular bend of the Black River.  That is where our encampment will be established.  A dirt road, not shown on the map, extends southward to our camp area.

 

The Cascade Mountain Men’s 2016 Muzzleloading Arms & Pioneer Craft Show  March 12th & 13th, 2016 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington

Here are some details about the gun show that I sent to our NCRA Board:

Hi all, Wylin here,

Just thought I would bring to your attention that they will be having the gun show in different buildings on the Evergreen State Fairgrounds this year.  It will be in the “400” and “500” buildings this year.  They also will not be having any inside vendor parking and the fairground will be charging $5 for parking.  The Quilters Anonymous show will be occurring the same time as the gun show so that will draw more people to the gun show as well.

The date of the show is March 12th and 13th, 2016

We will all need to be dressed in pre -1840 clothing.

We must check in before moving anything into our space.  Check in will be in the in the main (#500) building (main entrance, north side) Where we will pick up our trader passes.   Additional trader passes available for $15 for both days.

Our table space is # DC-24

Set up for the show will begin at 12 Noon to 9 PM on Friday and from 7 to 9 AM on Saturday

The show will be open from 9 to 5 on Saturday (with no one allowed in the building after 6 PM) and from 9 to 3 PM on Sunday

Tear down begins at 3 PM hopefully ending at 8 PM on Sunday

Looking forward to seeing you all at the show,

Wylin

 

Edward & Stephanie’s 12th Night Event!  🙂

Here is the latest update about the fabulous event that Edward and Stephanie are hosting at their home:

Greetings everyone!

As previously mentioned we are hosting a colonial style 12th Night event at our home in Lacey. We will be hosting the get together on January 2, 2016 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Everyone come in period clothes and bring your favorite period desert. We’ll have period drinks available as well for the evening but please feel free to bring one of your own favorites as well.

There will be card tables set up for period games and I’m looking for an easy colonial style craft to do with the kids.

We will have some crash space available for after the event. Please let me know if you plan to stay overnight. We can always set up a few tents in the back yard if we need to.

We hope many of you will be able to join us. Happy Christmas to you all!!!

Stephanie and Edward

 

Past Events:

 

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to let you all know about a fun, and somewhat colonial era, event happening at my Dance Club on November the 20th.  Since we all had so much fun at our last Colonial encampment with that very French Contredance, “Rabeet! Rabeet!” I thought you might like to do that again in an even bigger way.  So you are all invited!  😉

Below are the current details about the event:

Here is a link to my upcoming Events page on my website:   Upcoming Events

And here is a map to the venue:   Map to Glen Echo Venue

Our much anticipated Jane Austen Ball will be held on Friday the 20th of November, 2015 at 7pm  Cost: just $10 per guest.

Click this link to open our Jane Austen Ball! Facebook Event Page

Jane Austen Ladies

We will, as usual, be pulling out all the stops for this event.  Many participants will be coming in Regency Era costume but anything 1740’s to 1820’s will fit in just fine as well.  Never fear however if you are not able to attain a costume in time for you can also come dressed current formal.

Jane group addressing the Presence

We will be enjoying contra dancing (including the “La Boone Amite’” – a 17th century French contredance.)  We will also try our hand at English and Scottish country dancing.  These are very easy dances to learn quickly and we will also have callers to guide us through them.  We are actively searching for a live orchestra to perform for us.

Austen family presented to Mr Darcy

We will also be indulging in our usual homemade cake and Edaleen Dairy ice cream.  Event participants have graciously offered to bring 17th and 18th century treats so we look forward to indulging in those as well.

not if he can help it

This Jane Austen Ball is looking like it will be our signature event for our dance club’s first year.  It’s an event you won’t want to miss.  :)

Sisters on balcony

Edit

Hey Everyone!  Edward & Stephanie are planing a fantastic event at their place!  More details about it will be posted on this page in the future, but here is a copy of their announcement on Facebook:

Greetings everyone!

I had mentioned at CE that we were contemplating hosting a colonial style 12th Night event at our home in Lacey. We don’t have all the details worked out yet, but we would like to host it on January 2 starting at about 6:30 p.m.

The idea is everyone come in period clothes and bring your favorite period desert. We’ll have period drinks available as well for the evening.

I’m going to do a little research about the celebrations that our colonial forefathers would have done and have some of that set up for the evening.

We will have some crash space available for after the event. We hope many of you will be able to join us.

Stephanie and Edward

 

A Weekend to Dye For!

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Patricia & Steve Barton announce a Skills Weekend at their place on the first weekend of October, the 3rd. & 4th. They will be showing different walnut dying techniques and will be making walnut ink at the walnut Farmhouse. They will also have the indigo pot brewing for dying. After seeing the CE seminar put on by Jane. Trish gathered up her nettles and they are now soaking to break down like flax.

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This is a “working” weekend for all of us to get hands-on experience and you will be able to dye up those bright-whites into natural colonial colors. You will need “modern” working clothes as you will be splashing around in the dye. Trish will supply food grade vinyl disposable gloves but you may want to bring the longer kitchen gloves. Bring large glass jars for taking home some of the dyes and ink. Bring some cloth or colonial clothes to put in the walnut and indigo vats. The indigo vat is only about three gallons so the amount of yardage it can handle will be limited. It is a very interesting chemical process. Also think about bringing wool, linen or cotton yarn for dying. If anyone has large dying pots please bring them. Bring a bag to gather up walnut husks in, for making your own dye at home.

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Trish will have her two tents set up for overnighters and there is room to bring your own and maybe a sit-a-pon. She will have snacks for Saturday afternoon and you can bring a dish for the potluck dinner. The bonfire pit will be lit for gathering around in the evening. A continental breakfast will be put out for Sunday morning. Paper plates and utensils will be supplied. You can bring your own snacks and beverages of choice for both days if you want. Dogs are okay but the yards are not fenced so you will need a leash or ropes for them.

This will be an event that is not to be missed!

Trish would like a RSVP if you are coming so she can plan for the size of the group.

Please text or call her at; (360) 929-9530

RSVP’s can also be done by e-mail lunchlady98252@yahoo.com

The Event location is; 3766 South Camano Dr., Camano Island, 98282

3 Responses to Upcoming Events

  1. Kim Alexander says:

    Dear Webmaster Sir,
    I would like to bring to your attention the ending date for the Colonial Encampment 2015 is listed as ending the 23rd. of August. Although I wouldn’t complain at all if this were truly a month long event, I thought I may be of service to you by pointing this small detail out to you.
    YMHS Kim

    • wylin says:

      Thanks Kim! CE is great but an entire month might indeed be too much of a good thing 🙂 (I’m still trying to figure out how I made that typo, Ha Ha) 😉

  2. hi i started when i was 19 now 49 im putting on a colonial rev war 1812 and time line event may 19-22, 2016 Beauvoir biloxi Ms. thi area goes from 1699 till present i would join or Fall in or join jmj 26 south hathaway mobile al 36608 2514544441 loved to hear from you authenic hard core and i love it thank you hope too hear from someone

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