PLEASE NOTE: Effective 2008 The Legion is Inactive. We had a good run, but Family, Work, Aging Bodies and other commitments for all the members have made it impracticable to continue as an active reenactment group. Who knows maybe some day when everybody's sons are old enough we may start up again. I have chosen to leave the website up because it has some good info on it, I'm proud of it and like all the other guys am proud to have been a member of the Legion. Some of us still do the occasional event for historic sites and continue research.
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Hi, hope you're enjoying your visit to my first attempt at website construction. My name is Scott Blake and I'm the Adjutant of Pulaski's Independent Legion. If you would like more information about the unit, or the hobby, my e-mail address is posted below.
I'd like to take this opportunity to speak to anyone who is touring this site and has ever thought about getting involved in historic re-enacting , whatever the time period or aspect you are interested in.
For more than twenty years, as a lifelong student of history, I sat on the sidelines when I stumbled upon a living history demonstration or reenactment and thought it might be neat to do but had no idea how to get started (or frankly the guts to approach a participant for information). I finally got involved during a ill advised and mercifully short lived career in museum management through some members of Pulaski's Legion I met on the job.
A fine bunch of folks.
Over the past fifteen years I have met some of the nicest people in this hobby.
People from all walks of life: teachers, homemakers, cops, carpenters, reporters, lawyers, doctors, and even neer-do-wells (such as myself). People who have a common love for history and generally a damn fine sense of humor tempered by wearing heavy woolen clothing in 90° heat.
People who are quite willing to share their knowledge, meal, or even extra clothing to help a new person get started on the road we've all traveled. Do you have some obscure aspect of 18th Century life you're fascinated with ? Bet I can find someone to help you learn about it. Interested in doing a Loyalist impression? I know plenty of them. Don't really care for Rev War, but really want to live in a trench all weekend wearing a gas mask. I know some people who do WW1 also. Really have a burning desire to paint yourself blue and charge toward Romans naked? I met one of them once but he frightened me...
Anyway, the point to all this rambling is that if you are interested enough to read all this you really ought to get involved. Surf the web for your interest or contact me at the addresses below and I'll do all I can to get you in touch with the right people; men, women, families, horses, musicians...there's something for everyone and all are invited.
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I hope you enjoyed your little trip around my first attempt at webucation. The intent of this site was to entertain and provide some real educational information about who we are and what we do. Thanks for coming.
"My house of knowledge, is, at present, too small. I feel it is my duty, on many accounts, to enlarge it. But in this, as in every other type of architecture, I believe it will be found, that he who adds much, must alter some."
James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790
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