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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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2014: Mississenewa 1812

2014: Mississenewa 1812
Mississenewa 1812 is one of our local events that we like to attend each year.

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!

I chose reds and greens for the color scheme of this page to highlight the colors in the photographs that I took, and used simple borders for the pictures.  Something fun on this page is a candy wrapper from some candy that is wrapped to look like it is ammunition.

Hint for this event:  We always arrive early – besides getting to see the reenactors wake up, and watch the morning color raising ceremony, we get there before the crowds do and are able to navigate the event before it gets crazy and it is hard to move.

 

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.

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