NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XVII, no. iv, April 2007
EVENT? SHORT NOTICE!
Mea culpa for not spreading the word on this
sooner! Calvert Hall High School in Towson, Maryland is planning
a Living History Day on FRIDAY April 27 and needs reenactors of most
any pre-19th century sort. Participants should arrive by
9:00 AM to set up, either in a lecture hall or in a field
outside. Students will be visiting from 9:30 to 12:30, after
which lunch will be served to all participants. Set times for
activities such as drill or combat demos can be arranged. While
reenactors can pack up starting around 1 PM, if you can only arrive
later than 9 and want to stay later, that's fine, too. The school
day ends at 2:45 PM.
The contact is Thomas Fan, fant AT calverthall DOT
com, 410-825-4266 x234 or x177, or 410-960-4040 (cell). Please
contact him as soon as possible if you are interested in this, to let
him know the era you'd like to portray and other information he
needs. I hope to go myself though I'm not sure if I'll haul the
tent out or not. It's a good opportunity to do an earlier or
later Roman impression if you have the gear available.
AMY HIGH EVENT
Saturday, May 12 is the date for the annual Amy High
Scholarship fundraising event in Alexandria. Last year a
few Legio XX members attended and reported great fun and good
food. This year we are hoping for a larger presence, but
naturally I do not seem to have details on the time and place!
Please reply to me as soon as possible if you can participate, and I'll
try to wring more information out of Richard... Camel rides
are among the attractions!
Well, not much of one, since I wasn't commanding the
Legion this year! Turnout seemed low, probably due in part to the
threatening weather. It was indeed chilly on Friday and Saturday,
but it didn't actually start raining for real until after supper on
Saturday. By that time, we knew it was coming, and coming BAD, so
Sunday's event was cancelled and most groups packed up and bugged
out. But it looked like everyone was having a great time while it
lasted! Thanks very much to Richard Campbell for leading the
troops this year so that I could play in the Bronze Age for a
change. That was FUN! This was also the last MTT for Susan
Wolfe, the site manager at Marietta Mansion, since she is retiring
later this year. Needless to say, she will be missed! We
gave her a great send-off at the pass in review.
Yup, it's coming up! June 1-3 at
Marietta Mansion in Glenn Dale, MD. Public hours on Saturday and
Sunday will be 10 AM to 4 PM. Friday will be mostly set-up and
general hob-nobbing, and there will be a feast on Saturday
evening. We are currently expecting TWO leather tents and even
more troops than we had last year! Remember, you do NOT
have be a fully-equipped Roman reenactor to participate--we want other
ancient types as well, plus wargamers, teachers, historians, and anyone
else with an interest in the ancient world.
Basic information is on the Roman Days page of the
Legio XX site, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/rdays.html
Hope to see you all there!
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
You are invited to participate in Wethersfield
Historical Society’s Celebration of History event during the weekend of
June 16-17, 2007, at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main
Street, in historic Wethersfield, Connecticut. The society is a
non-profit organization, established in 1932 to promote historical
preservation and education.
In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the society
plans to host living history reenactment groups representing various
periods of history (Stone Age to Modern) to promote interest in
history, illustrate the many changes in culture, technology, strategy,
etc. that have evolved over time and to reinforce the fact that
learning history takes many forms and is great fun!
Each group is asked to provide a small encampment
and representative furnishings, equipment, staff, etc. for the weekend,
with a focus on visitor interaction and education. A
demonstration area will be provided and units are encouraged to pre
register for demonstration times for small arms, weapons, tactical,
craft skill or other public demonstrations appropriate to their group’s
The society will provide a stipend for each unit, as
well as straw, firewood and fire-pit (if requested), and 24-hour access
to restroom facilities. Units are invited to encamp overnight
on-site or in one of the museum’s indoor spaces if desired (there are
also many local hotels with reasonable rates).
Please contact society Director Doug Shipman at
860-529-7656, or at weth.hist.society AT snet DOT net to learn more
about this event or to express intent to participate. http://www.wethhist.org
We look forward to your joining us as we celebrate
history, and our 75th Anniversary as an organization dedicated to
historical preservation and education!
Patrick Thaden has lowered the price on his lorica
segmentata lobed hinges to $17 each, or $120 for a set of 8. VERY
nice hinges! Bottom of this page: http://thadenarmory.com/sell/hinges/hinges.htm
April 27 (Friday) --Living History Day at Calvert Hall HS,
May 5-- Legio XX Workshop? (Not confirmed)
May 12 --Amy High Scholarship fundraiser, Alexandria
June 1-3 --ROMAN DAYS, Marietta Mansion
ADLOCVTIO is the Official Newsletter of the Twentieth Legion,
supposedly published on the Ides of each month. I am Quintus, aka
Matthew Amt, the Legion's Commander and Editor of the Newsletter,
matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/