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2015: Mississinewa 1812

2015: Mississinewa 1812
One of our local annual events is Mississinewa 1812 which is basically a reenactment festival, with lots of food and period vendors.  We always arrive early to enjoy the food and then to watch the reenactment battle.

I used vintage looking background paper for this spread, and used a double torn border to create interest on the page.  I put the ephemera on the left hand page (program, ticket, and a printing press poem).  The right hand page has pictures from the day.  I used the same border paper for the pictures and the ephemera to tie the spread together.

This is an event that we have been to several times and I always enjoy scrapbooking it.  To see how I have done this in previous years see:

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2013: Mississinewa 1812

2013: Mississinewa 1812

2013: Mississinewa 1812

CraftsyOne of the events that happens in our local area is Mississinewa 1812.

Wikipedia explains the Battle of Mississenwa as “an expedition ordered by William Henry Harrison against Miami Indian villages in response to the attacks on Fort Wayne and Fort Harrison in the Indiana Territory.”

When we arrived we discovered that much of the reenacting was not a reenactment of the Battle of 1812, as much as a display of the different kind of troops from various areas and Nations that were involved in the Battle of 1812 all around the country.  This didn’t matter too much to us as the whole experience was informing, exciting, and delicious!  The boys had opportunity to make fresh apple juice from an old juice press and we enjoyed our usual root beer, kettle corn, and turkey noodle soup.

For this spread I used recycled paper cardstock that has been printed on with black ink.  I then overlaid it with some scrap pieces of paper from previous projects to make it more interesting.

Each of the photographs was also bordered with scraps from other projects.  The photograph of the two boys near the 1812 sign is actually bordered with a thank you card that I cut down to size – the writing is still behind the photograph!  This came from a good friend who reads this blog – so if you recognize it let me know 🙂 .

As you know, I love to put ephemera on my pages – and this one includes a fabric bag that held candy, and a print of the liberty bell from an old printing press printed on hand made paper.  I also attached the program to the event on the outside of the plastic protector sheet so that the viewer could open it to read it.

2008: Mississinewa 1812

2008: Mississinewa 1812

2008: Mississinewa 1812

We discovered soon upon moving to Indiana that there was an event held every October near the Mississinewa River called Mississinewa 1812.Free Custom Photo Mousepad - An $8.99 Value!  All of our new found friends kept talking about it, so I knew that we needed to go and check it out.

Wikipedia explains the Battle of Mississenwa as “an expedition ordered by William Henry Harrison against Miami Indian villages in response to the attacks on Fort Wayne and Fort Harrison in the Indiana Territory.”

When we arrived we discovered that much of the reenacting was not a reenactment of the Battle of 1812, as much as a display of the different kind of troops from various areas and Nations that were involved in the Battle of 1812 all around the country.  This didn’t matter too much to us as the whole experience was informing, exciting, and delicious!

For this spread I selected background pages suggested by the tan in the bag on the left hand page, and patterns that I felt fit the period.  On the right hand page you can see that I created an edge border with rough burlap. (See note at bottom of page).

I placed the program for the day inside of the page which I purchased from a vendor at the event.  We also purchased a small bag of candy at the event and that candy bag made it onto the right hand page.  The “Mississinewa 1812” over that bag is a picture that I took of the entrance sign that I carefully cut down to size.

I used a corner cutter to cut the corners of all of the pictures, and I think that this added interest to the page.

Note – Saving Scraps: The burlap border edge was left over from the San Diego Zoo project.  I used the burlap to serve as a border for the photographs in that project.  I always save all scrap pieces from projects because I never know if I will be able to use them perfectly in another project.

Another Visit to Mississinewa 1812 in 2012 with our exchange student resulted in this spread – 2012: Mississinewa 1812.

2012: Mississinewa 1812

2012: Mississinewa 1812

2012: Mississinewa 1812

Mississinewa 1812 is a local historical event that takes place each year in October.    There are hundreds of reenactors that come to show life in the 1800’s – hunting, war, cooking, making items.  We took Jonathan to experience the American history at the event.  I will admit that I am not really sure what the event commemorates because the reenactors seem to be from different battles and places, but it is still a lot of fun to watch everything that is going on, and to eat some good old fashioned kettle corn.

I used some brown felted paper to create accents on this page as well as some burlap tags that I purchased at my local art store.  I used my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite Punch to add brads to help hold the burlap tags on as well as to add interest.  I was able to affix the program and map from the event to the outside of the plastic protector so that they viewer could look through it.

Note: See the scrapbook of an earlier visit to Mississinewa 1812 in 2008.

 

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