Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gentlemanly Pursuits of the Georgian Era

Being a historian by trade, Stephanie has asked me to establish a special area on the ORS main website for the discussion and establishment of manly pursuits.

I hope that I will be able to help the gentlemen of the association to become enthused with possibilities and expanding offerings into hands-on activities for Gentleman. At some point I plan to teach a few classes at events and offer some shooting at marks for a bounty or for prizes after a class on firearms of the period. I can see additional experiments in angling and maybe even a "militia day" in the future...

In the future I will discuss on the blog and hopefully offer in a workshop setting, wing shooting, angling, gentlemen societies, social expectations, dueling; what it's really about, Monarchy vs. Republicanism, military and militia service and much more...

Being that I started my career as a historian type with looking at historic costume and textiles, I will hopefully add a blog for Gentleman's dress, who makes it and how to get it. Hopefully reviews of items as well.

Look for the Blog to expand after the first of the year with more updates and tidbits to interest gentlemen.

Happy Christmas to all- Bill

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Regency and BBC Reality & Hello

Here is a program few know about yet all should see....BBC TV series "Supersizers Go Regency"

episode 1-GOUT
episode 2-Oh the roast beef of old england...
episode 3- Hold the cheese mites!
episode 4-Beau Brummel is that you???
episode 5- Byron's crash diet...
episode 6- Beauty secrets of Jane Austen...

As to our merry band here, we all look forward to meeting you all in the Valley. My lady and approximately half dozen of our friends have banded together for this chapter. We are all experienced enthusiasts, museumies, living historians and costumers.

For one I hope to bring more gentlemanly offerings of sport and adventure for the men.

Regards, William (Bill Armstrong)

The ORS Cascades East Chapter Begins!

Welcome to the ORS CE Chapter's Blogspot page! The Oregon Regency Society Cascades East Chapter currently oversees the greater Bend/Redmond region. This is where you will be receiving your regional news and updates in addition to the ORS main website.

Bill Armstrong of ORSCE will be providing updates and articles for your region.