|From the Adena Mansion & Gardens website, http://adenamansion.com/|
At the almost very last minute, I decided that I wanted to go to the Adena Mansion & Gardens in Chillicothe, OH, to join the First Regiment in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the raising of Brush's Company in the War of 1812. I rode down with my friend Beth, and I think it's safe to say we had a blast!
|My favorite room on the mansion tour.|
|Fritz helps Craig fit a regimental.|
On top of everything, I really do love the First Regiment. Everyone is just so great, and we have so much fun together, both with each other and also talking to the public. There were awesome crafts for kids to do, civilian and military interpretation, and just generally something for everyone to enjoy.
Also, I met so many people who follow my blog! (Hi everyone!) It was really touching and special when people would come up and ask, "Are you Katie Jacobs?" and tell me they read this ol' thing! I really appreciate it, and I just think it's so cool that the internet connects us like that. When you contrast that with the scads of letters and diaries that the Worthington family produced, that have been meticulously saved and preserved all these years, how amazing is it that we know people all over the world and can communicate like this? I dunno, I just think it's pretty darn cool.
I also know I gave out a lot of business cards over the weekend, so for anyone who received one and is looking for information I mentioned, I have a list of resources linked over to the right side of the page and feel free to email me!