Carts & Wheels (BC-506)

Period: Description: With this set of plans you can build a four wheeled cart, a two wheeled cart and 16″, 20″ and 24″ diameter wheels that are either spoke or are made from solid wood barn siding. The carts break down easily and are made from materials that are readily available at your local lumber […]

The Old Greatcoat c. 1790-1825 (CW-SS-M-07)

Period: Colonial Description: In the Red River Settlement, it would appear that the men of the Settlement, as well as the officers of the two great fur companies, for winter wear, favored great coats as opposed to capotes. Indeed, Northwesters were referred to as “Greycoats” whereas their Hudson’s Bay Company counterparts were referred to as “Bluecoats”. Whether […]

Buckskinning / Rendezvous

Buckskinning is a branch of historical reenactment concentrating on the fur trade with different areas in the period of the Old West (approximately dated between 1800 to 1840). Participants may choose to portray mountain men, American Indians, traders, missionaries, or anybody else who might have been in the Rocky Mountains between 1800-1840. Buckskinning grew out […]

Historical Costuming Events

There are historical costuming events for people to enjoy held all over this country. While we, personally, attend mostly Colonial period events, we have patterns for costumers of most popular historical time periods. Most are in stock and ready to ship right out but if there is something that you are looking for that we […]

Pow Wows / Native American Gatherings

A pow wow is a social gathering held by many different Native American communities. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning “spiritual leader”. A similar gathering by California Native Peoples usually in the fall is called a Big Time. A modern pow wow is a specific type of event for Native American/First Nations […]

Civil War Reenactments

American Civil War reenactment is an effort to recreate the appearance of a particular battle or other event associated with the American Civil War by hobbyists known (in the United States) as Civil War reenactors, Civil War recreationists, or living historians. History Reenacting the American Civil War began even before the real fighting had ended. […]

Cowboy Action Shooting / Old West Reenactments

Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS, also known as Western Action Shooting, Single Action Shooting, or Cowboy 3-Gun) is a competitive shooting sport that originated in Southern California, US, in the early 1980s. Cowboy action shooting is now practiced in many places with several sanctioning organizations including the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) and the National Congress […]