Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I stumbled across this painting of a French woman and her child by Noël Hallé  from 1757.  Thought I'd share.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This picture was posted on the Colonial Williamsburg Facebook Page.  The weird looking buttons in the left corner are actually button molds, made of bone or wood, and were used to make a variety of designs by wrapping threads in a certain pattern around the mold.  These were used in both men's and ladies clothing, but usually very fine garments, and can be purchased from Williamsburg, or you can get the supplies from William Booth to make them yourself. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The French in Minnesota

Finally getting around to posting this link that Bill Schjolberg shared about the French in Minnesota - lots of interesting information!

Platteville 2016

Saturday, February 4, 2017

300th Anniversary Event - Sault Ste. Marie

For our consideration, in 2018 on the site of historic Fort Repentigny in Sault Ste. Marie, they will host a one-time 300th anniversary event of the founding of the oldest city in Michigan.  July 25-26.  For informational purposes I prepared a Powerpoint presentation you can access here.

You will need either Powerpoint or access to Google Slides to view, or e-mail Michael Mathews and I'll send you the file.

Let's get there in numbers in 2018.