Thursday, June 26, 2014

Revolutionary City Scenes 2014

During Drummers Call we saw the latest version of Revolutionary City which now shows the same scenes each day... I already blogged about one of my absolutely favorite scenes with gobs of incredible photos since I got a front row seat, about Lafayette's spy, James Armistead.

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One clever addition was that of the auctioneer, which humorously started ringing his bell and auctioning his wares after the scene about profiteering during the war. This is a real auction of items from various stores in the historic area.  The highest price is never allowed to go over the regular store price. Quite a good deal for historic goods and sourvenirs!

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I loved this bit of humor! After several gloomy scenes about the war, he loudly gathered us around to listen to a bit of frivolity to cheer our hearts!

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One of the great interactive events at Colonial Williamsburg is being recruited into the militia, something my husband and son quite enjoy! These officers sent forth a call for recruits...
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Officers Calling for Recruits

to which my husband and son responded. They couldn't resist enlisting once again...
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My Son and Husband Volunteer
After they were sufficiently drilled by the sergeant...

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Drilling with the Sergeant


...the Fife and Drum Corps led them in a parade to the Courthouse...

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Standing at Attention for the Fife and Drum Corps


...where we all assembled to await the arrival of General Lafayette!

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Assembling at the Courthouse

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Arrival of Lafayette

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Lafayette Speaks to the Citizens of Williamsburg and the Troops
My husband and son were extremely thrilled to be one of the recruits standing near the famous General Lafayette...who cheered them on to victory at Yorktown!



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Lafayette

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1 comment:

  1. Oh this was so lovely!!!! Thank you for sharing your pictures! You make me so heart sick for this place once again.

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