Living history

Posted on August 1, 2010 by

It occurred to me that I was in the midst of living history last Sunday at the Lowell Folk Festival watching my granddaughter having her hair braided by a lovely Senagalese woman who was preserving a heritage handed down to her by her forbears. Then, later in the week, I talked to a group of Revolutionary War reenactors who are committed to preserving our country’s history and sharing it events held round the nation. It’s important to preserve the past, even as we charge into the future, don’t you think? We learn from the past and so do our children. Read my story about these reenactors in today’s Lowell Sun – www.lowellsun.com– and plan to visit Old Sturbridge Village next weekend to observe battles, musket fire and living conditions that the Colonists and the Redcoats endured during the American Revolution.

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