Have you ever wondered how people lived their everyday lives in the past?
More often than not, reenactments are focused solely on the military and battles. With this in mind, we wanted to create an event that encompassed the everyday life of ordinary people. At Repair to Black Horse Tavern, you'll get a glimpse into the ordinary.
You'll be led on a tour throughout the property. Your tour guide will describe what the occupants of Black Horse Tavern are doing. Participants will be interpreting in first person interpretation, which means they will be acting as if they really are from the 18th century. The kitchen will be busy as the scullery maids and cook prepare food for the tavern family and guests. An upper-class gentry woman will be traveling with her children and their governess to her new estate and will be staying at the inn. The local parson will also be at the tavern to give a sermon on Sunday morning. Young guests will be able to interact with 18th-century peers of their own age. This event is for all ages. We guarantee fun for all!
This event is set in 1784, just after the US won independence from England. No guns, no soldiers... everyone has returned home to rebuild their lives. But just what did that look like?
Join us April 27th-28th to find out!
Our hours will be from 10AM-5PM on April 27th and 10AM-3PM on April 28th.
*REPAIR / r??per \ verb — to go or to travel
In the 18th century, to repair had more than the definition of mending something. It meant to travel. As the New England colonies were expanding, settlers made the decision to move westward. Along the trails to new territory lay taverns and inns so emigrants and townspeople could rest their weary heads on their journeys.