On the weekend of October 1-2, I will be heading back in time to the 1890s. And the 1940s, and the 1400s. How is this possible, you ask? I will be attending an event called Marching Thru History, which is a history timeline that takes place every year at Prado Regional Park in Chino, CA. A history timeline is necessarily military, because honestly, watching a reenactment of Shakespeare writing, or of Mr. Gutenberg running his famous printing press, or even the theoretical explorations of electricity by Marconi, while fascinating on some levels, would be rather uninspiring to the general public. So, we have wars reenacted. The musket fire, horses charging, cannons blasting and men surging forth are exciting afterall.
The Marching Thru History Exhibition includes camps from the ancient Romans all the way through the Vietnam War, within a lovely grassy park with plenty of shade and other amenities. The greatest attention is paid to the detail of camps, uniforms, and thankfully, the civilians who accompanied these great actions in history. We will be in the American Frontier section, along side friends from the Indian Wars and Civil War up through the Spanish American War. I hope you will stop by and find us at Mrs. Brewer’s Parlour. You might even find yourself transported back to a tea party between the ladies of the parlour and the Calvary officers just returned from the Indian Wars.