Celebration of Reenactment to be held at Westmoore PotteryPosted on 09/01/10
Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery, of Seagrove, NC will be paying tribute to those who portray our past all day from 9-5 on Saturday, September 11. During “Celebration of Reenactment: History Comes Alive”, the public will have an opportunity to learn about history from the perspective of those who research and portray it.
Anyone not familiar with the world of reenactment (and those who are, and enjoy it!) will want to come and mingle throughout the day with the 6th NC Regiment as they portray the life of 18th century soldiers and followers. The 6th NC Regiment will be encamped all day beside Westmoore Pottery.
“The 6th Regiment is involved in more than just the military,” says potter David Farrell of Westmoore Pottery. “They work with 18th century skills and cookery as well.”
“Many reenactors put a great deal of effort into researching the life of the type of person they portray,” adds Mary Farrell.
As thanks to all who are themselves reenactors, anyone who portrays any part of the time period 1600 – 1850 and comes by Westmoore Pottery on September 11th dressed in period clothing will receive a 10% discount for the day on all purchases.
Also, blacksmith Jerry Darnell of Mill Creek Forge, just a short walk down the trail through the woods from Westmoore Pottery, will be offering an Open Forge for Reenactors. Any reenactor will be welcome to try his or her hand at working with metal on the forge.
“Some reenactors will just stop by,” adds Mary Farrell, “but usually on our Celebration of Reenactment days we have a few setting up small camps of their own in addition to our major encampment. It adds to the day to have at least a small representation of other time periods, such as the French and Indian War.”
No admission fee will be charged for any of the “Celebration of Reenactment” program that Westmoore Pottery is offering.
Potters David and Mary Farrell of Westmoore Pottery are very active in preserving techniques and shapes of pottery from the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. The pottery they make is used regularly by military reenactment groups and museum cooking programs. The Farrells are often named among a handful of the best traditional potters in the nation today. Their work is found in museum and private collections around the country.
Westmoore Pottery is located at 4622 Busbee Road, just off Highway 705 between Robbins and Seagrove, North Carolina, and is open to the public from 9-5 Monday through Saturday. To get further details or directions, call Westmoore Pottery at 910-464-3700 or visit their website at www.westmoorepottery.com .