The 2020 Revolutionary Germantown Festival was a different event this year because of COVID-19. No surprise! There weren't reenactments, few Continental & British reenactors, no sutlers (merchants), food trucks, beer garden, reenactor tent, house tours, or even porta-potties. Very strange! Of course, everyone kept a social distance and were wearing masks. Compare to last year's event.
This reenactor was typical of the day. Can you guess who he is? Hint-he's been attending this event since 1984. I'll disclose who
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But, it sure felt good strolling the grounds and speaking with a photographer and reenactors I knew. This is my first event of any kind in 2020. Also, played with my new DSL Nikon-500. It was fun and I can't wait for a "normal" Revolutionary Festival next year.
Some events remained the same as in years past such as musket demonstrations.
Also, author Tom McGuire tells the story of the Surprise at Germantown.
The masked reenactor above is Patrick Jordan.
Thank you for reading. Blog # 30 will be posted in December 2020. Be safe & well!