January 18, 2017
Few know about the vessels that carried these men into battle and even fewer know of the ships’ fates in the years that followed. This post takes a cursory glance at each ship, how they came to sail on Lake Erie, and their destinies during and after the War of 1812.
January 04, 2017
The bayonet transformed the musket from a medium to long range weapon into one effective at close range as well. There was no longer a need for pikemen to defend musketeers in battle because one soldier could defend himself against an enemy less than 100 yards away.
December 21, 2016
Being a reenactor from the Battle of Lake Erie from the War of 1812 we talk to all walks of life, a major group is children. What do children love to do more than anything in the world? The answer is play games of course, and a great teaching technique. In our collections we have critical thinking, catching, counting, physical, and real life skills games for children of all ages. Like they do today, they helped children 200 years ago grow into skilled adults.
October 16, 2016
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: we the interpreters would dress up in out 1812 “navy uniform” and discus the Battle of Lake Erie, the Muskets, and the different uniforms that people wore who fought in the war. The one thing that really struck with me while doing this was realizing the hardship people had to face while on those ships. The two groups of people that had it the worst were the young boys and the female tars- women disguised at men.
September 17, 2016
The Ships that Battled for Lake Erie: What Happened to Them?
Part 1: The Royal Navy
August 28, 2016
When I first started work at PEVI, my boss told me there were some musical instruments in the back room. I jumped on them.
August 15, 2016
Ranger Carl's experience working for the National Park Service.