Vol. XXI, no. ii, February 2011


    We have a date for Marching Through Time, April 16-17.  Public hours will be from 11 AM to 5 PM, so participants should aim to arrive by 10 AM. As in previous years, you may drive into the camp area on Friday or on Saturday morning until 9:30 AM, but by 9:30 am on Saturday all vehicles must be offsite.  Parking is available at the Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Boulevard; it is on the left about a mile north of Marietta on Route 193.  There will be a continuous shuttle running from the site to the parking area.  Many of us park along the road outside the site, which is "at your own risk".  We probably all know the drill just fine by now, but I'll let you know if there are any changes.

    Please let me know if you plan to attend!

    A few weeks ago I attended a (very small!) meeting with Mary Haley-Amen, currently coordinating MTT for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.  The house at Marietta is being renovated for office space, since as a historic site it was simply not attracting enough visitors to justify the expenses involved.  However, there was no indication that Marching Through Time would cease as an annual event!  There is something of a need for an energetic park employee to run it in the future, since Mary is basically filling in this year, but she is definitely dedicated to doing a good job and wants everyone involved to be happy.  So at the moment you can expect to see MTT on our schedule next year and beyond.



    This is the annual non-public immersion event at Legio II Augusta's reconstructed fort at Lafe, Arkansas.  The date for 2011 is March 17-20, and more details can be found at their website,


    Formerly held each year in the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, this multi-era event is moving to the Chesapeake Central Library in Portsmouth, VA.  The tentative date is April 8-10 (one week before MTT).  I'm guessing that our compatriots in Legio IX Hispana are already part of this, but anyone from Legio XX who is interested is certainly encouraged.  Let me know if you want contact information.


    Gruppo Storico Romano is hosting an event to celebrate the founding of Rome, taking place in Rome itself.  (The one in Italy!)  It will run from Saturday April 16 through Thursday April 21, 2011.  If you are interested in this, you must register by March 5.  Details and registration form can be found online:

The contact is Sergio Iacomoni, info AT gsr-roma DOT com.

   March 5, 2011 --Culture a la Carte, Riverbend HS, Fredericksburg, VA
   April 16-17 --Marching Through Time, Marietta Mansion.
   May 14-15 --Roman Days, Riversdale Mansion, Riverdale, MD
   August --Possible time-line event in Philadelphia, PA
   September 3-4 --Virginia Scottish Games, Great Meadows, The Plains, VA
   September --Possible event at Virginia Junior Classical League convention in Richmond, VA


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,