Historic Highlanders Historic Highlanders Recreating everyday life of Highland society from 1314 to 1746
Located in the Clan Area We exemplify the common Highlander's life during the period of Scottish independence. From garb to food to weaponry, we provide a unique educational experience based on historical accuracy.Historic Highlanders is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1989, a mere 243 years after the period we present! Our members hail from throughout New England and come together at those most Scottish occassions: the Highland Games. Our encampment features Scotland's military traditions as exemplified in their arms; cooking of period-appropriate foods over a fire; herbal medicine and folklore healing; the long task of turning wool into a plaid; and woodworking in an era before power tools. On some special occasions we may be accompanied by wolfhounds or demonstrate the power of a Highlander against a pumpkin!
Ted Hinman, Blacksmith Ted Hinman Located in the Clan Area "I am an artist blacksmith / toolmaker / blade-smith. The range of my work includes: historical interpreting while demonstrating; outdoor / garden sculptures; functional hardware; swords; authentic colonial reproductions for homes such as, door hinges and door handles; and architectural iron work such as, benches and railings. I work in other metals such as: aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, titanium and meteorite."