Archive for July, 2016

Molly Pitcher Comes to Visit!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 13, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We had a very special guest at our July meal and meeting.  Elizabeth Guze, granddaughter of Compatriot James Sumner, visiter along with several family members and performed a little “living history.”  She shared her impression of “Molly Pitcher,” the hero of the Battle of Monmouth.  It was a great presentation by an awesome little girl!


Rick Sheets at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Rick Sheets, Uncategorized on July 12, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Rick Thos Jeff Home

Rick Sheets, our North Carolina compatriot, interpreted Revolutionary War engraved powder horns, accoutrements and flintlock arms to the public at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Lynchburg, Virginia at its Independence Day Celebration on July 4th, 2016. This is Rick’s fifth year. He was joined by his girlfriend Pam Lappegard who makes powder horn straps. Pictured are friends and fellow Colonial artisans Jeff Bibb (of Monroe, Virginia) on left and Clinton Byers (of Boone, North Carolina) on the right  with Rick Sheets in the middle. The weather cooperated with just a few light showers, the public enjoyed lots of re-enactors and activities. See to learn about Thomas Jefferson’s “other” home.