Vol. XVII, no. iv, April 2007


    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.


    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,    Hope to see you all there!


    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 background.

    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.  

    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: 


   April 27 (Friday) --Living History Day at Calvert Hall HS, Towson, MD
   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, .