The world of Victorian and Civil War reenacting is fun, fulfilling and friendly... but it does have its hardships. This weekend we attended the Battle for Columbia, SC. It should have been called the Battle for Coolness instead!
Temperatures were in the 90s with a great deal of sun and humidity all weekend. Kudos to all the ladies who dressed out anyway! Our ancestors wore these garments in summer heat - we can honor their fortitude by doing it ourselves for a weekend.