What is the 18th Century Picnic all about?

Each year the friendly family of We Make History travels to the 18th century for a day of family fun. 18th century attire, lunch on the lawn, poetry and historic games such as lawn bowling, roll the hoop and jumping rope are all part of the fun.

But our Picnic is not a reenactment per se. Nor is it a public "event" though guests are welcome. It is simply a family picnic which incorporates some fun and education from the 1700s, an annual day we set aside for the enjoyment of the families - especially the children and young people - who are involved with We Make History. We give the Picnic an 18th century theme and hold it each year at or near the anniversary of Paul Revere's ride. 18th century attire is encouraged in the spirit of the occasion but is not required. Victorians occasionally drop by as do 21st century friends. Toward the end of the day a football has been known to be thrown ...































We Make History

The 2006 Prescott Picnic

The 2005 Prescott Picnic

18th Century Reenacting in Arizona

The American Heritage Festival

18th Century Fashion

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We Make History

Proudly Presented

Our 2007

18th Century Picnic

April 14th, 2007    Prescott, Arizona








































Notes from Fine Companions


Dear Lord and Lady Scott,
It was so lovely to meet together and just relax in a pleasant atmosphere. It's not every day that we can do that. O! The pleasures of days gone by! Thank you very much for such a nice time. We appreciate the opportunity to visit, meet new faces and enjoy the games.
The next picnic and ball is the theme of our home. We are looking forward to being together again. We'll surely be very busy till then with all the new apparel to be made...
Yours in Christ,
A & Y L


My dear Lord Scott,

I wanted to thank you for the splendid picnic yesterday.  Dinner after was also fun.  I also wanted to send along the promised picture of Amanda and I.  See you in 2 weeks!

Miss Alia of The Lawn


Dear Lord & Lady Scott,

What a beautiful picnic among the We Make History family!  I enjoyed it very much, and I have posted a short essay.

Thank you so much.  Once again, I count myself truly blessed to be part of We Make History.

Your Friend And Humble Servant,
Viscount Christopher


Let The Good Times Roll!

A pictorial essay captured by Viscount Christopher

A clear sky, a beautiful day, and the greenery of Prescott's Granite Creek Park in the prime of Spring! 'Tis the perfect venue for an 18th Century picnic and lawn bowling, the sport of kings, and Miss Alia is the queen -- undefeated. It's going to take a tournament to handle all the enthusiastic challengers of We Make History. And so it shall be.

The object, sports fans, is to roll your team's balls closest to the "jack" -- that white sphere reminiscent of a billiard cue ball. Score one point for each ball closer than your competitor's, and two if you touch the jack. Seven ends the match.

Let the games begin.

To no one's surprise, after the quarterfinals and semifinals have been completed, reigning 2006 singles champion Miss Alia and partner Josh enter the 2007 doubles championship match against Lord and Lady Scott. Who shall emerge victorious?

The Belle of the Lawn Ball demonstrates her impeccable skill. Nearly every roll lands in a scoring position, often knocking away competitors or maneuvering around them as if she were piloting the ball with her mind. She and Josh rush to an early and dominating lead.

Lord and Lady Scott, however, are fit competitors, rallying to stay in the game, regaining ground point by point.

It is a dramatic showdown. Every point is crucial. Too close to call? Let's go to the tape.

The final round arrives with a slim 6-5 lead for Miss Alia and Josh, both sides in reach of the match point of 7. In an astounding, dramatic play the winners are...

...Lord and Lady Scott! Green, the colour of victory, the results undisputed. The final score 9-5.

The winners, of course, are gracious and thankful for such worthy competition.

Your humble viscount, for those who wonder, found himself eliminated in the first round -- putting him in empathy with the Arizona Wildcats' NCAA basketball performance.

Now, are you ready for some football?

I have no pictorial assistance for this passage, but I shall merely say that defense meant everything. After a 35-7 blowout in the first game, both sides reshuffled competitors, producing two bowl-worthy defensive squads, as pass after pass found merely air or ground and turnovers added up. The final score: 0-0, with a pledge to continue the game in June, and your viscount glad he did not rip his beautiful new coat and breeches, a fine labour of Madame Rodriguez.

But ah me, the camera does not lie. My stockings did sag afterwards.





Merry Picknickers

Our dear friends,

What a merry band we were, picknicking, reciting poetry, enjoying pleasant conversation, feasting, bowling upon the green and even exercises for the sportsmen.
The weather was just so, just what one might hope for a picnic on a Spring Day.
The company was, of course, delightful. Thank you for joining us and making the day that much more special.
Exploring 18th century history and reveling in the beauty of nature while in the company of good society is a sure recipe for uplifting and enjoyable diversion.
We do indeed look forward to our next occasion to enjoy historic socialization, that instance being our upcoming Jamestown Ball where we will step back another hundred years to the 17th century!
you humble servant
in a cause replete
with joy and inspiration...
Lord Scott 













































Our apologies that the number of photos is not greater this year. It seems that everyone was having too much fun to stop and take pictures! But we think you will enjoy the ones we have. :o)