This week The Hive will be announcing our very first New England Living History Challenge. We are challenging the reenactment community to embark on a ten month journey with us to raise the level of our individual impressions - culminating in an event in August, developed specifically for you to show off your accomplishment. We'll be creating a muster day in Concord in 1773.
We've established this blog (and are working on another for the guys) so you can follow several people, from a wide range of experience levels, as they take on this challenge. Everyone will have a different way of going at this, some will go over the top, some will make one new garment while making adjustments to existing ones, while many will most likely fall somewhere in between.
We're just putting the finishing touches on a website that will answer all of your questions and fully outline the guidelines of "The Challenge". In addition, we'll have a Facebook page for you to discuss your progress, get help and share your experience with other participants. Each Sunday Hive, starting in January, will also include a morning session for you to get help with your projects, ask questions and share research. We'd like to see everyone who signs up to participate enjoy the process and be successful in this endeavor.
So, stay tuned, there is more to come this week! In the meantime, start thinking about how you might like to look in the summer of 1773.