The Marines participated in an event in Historic Annapolis this past weekend. The Hogshead Tavern was the perfect place for the Marines to show off and participate in a gaming evening with the trades persons of Annapolis! Photos taken by Kenneth Tom.
At the Paca House and Garden with Mr. Paca (Matthew West)
Captain McGaughey leads the men to the next presentation
Marines made our fifth, and likely last annual appearance at George Washington Birthplace NationalMonument. We had a great time talking with a couple hundred
visitors who came out on beautiful Virginia fall day. Our unit talked to
the visitors about the causes of the war, wartime Virginia, and what life was
like for the British Army and in particular, His Majesty's Marines. The
Marines conducted several firing demonstrations (pictured here), along with our
friends from the 5th Cumberland (PA) County Militia. The public seemed
especially interested in the rifle vs musket demonstrations - and, as we
all know, the bayonet always wins!
In addition to our Marines, the ladies helped bring the park to life with
living history demonstrations in the main house, and the unit's favorite cooking
demonstration. The house and kitchen building both saw a steady stream of
visitors come through asking questions about the early life of George
Washington. They also were curious as to the people who lived at the Pope Creek Plantation, and what the
ladies were cooking. At the end of the day, the Marines and ladies were
treated to the wonderful results of the hearth kitchen cooking demonstrations,
ably led by Kimberly Walters and Krista Jasillo. You can read all about
what they made here.
Corporal Wilson, Private Roncone, and Private Donovan