Written by Webmaster
Monday, 01 December 2008
We Want YOU to Join US!
The Stow Minutemen Company is always looking for new recruits. Our primary focus is on accomplishing a period correct portrayal of a militia Company circa 1775. Membership is without regard to age, gender or residence. We do encourage family participation, children under 16 years of age should be accompanied by a parent or guardian to all events. Dues are only $20 for an individual, or $30 for a family.
We encourage all members to participate in our paid and non-paid events to support our activities. The Company can assist you with your eighteenth century clothing by furnishing you with names of suppliers from whom you may buy articles ready made, or by helping you to sew your own. We do strongly suggest talking with our members before purchasing anything, as many items out there may not be truly "P.C." (Period Correct) for early 1775 in Eastern Massachusetts. The Company also has a limited amount of clothing available for short-term loan to new members.
All prospective new members wishing to carry a weapon MUST have a valid FID Card, be at least 18 years of age (16 with parental permission), have met with our Sgt. Safety Officer to have the weapon inspected and be willing to take a Musket Safety Course in the near future. All Musket Carriers and Musicians are asked to dress in mens clothing at many of the events. Colonial women would also have had a huge role in the successful running of a Company of the time as Distaff. Civilians (male or female) not in the Music or Musket units are sometimes asked to carry flags, help out with support functions and also to work on non-combatant portrayals such as Preachers, Doctors, wives and mothers.
The Company invites you to contact us and try out some of our events. Stop by one of our events or parades and talk to our members or contact us in one of the ways indicated below and we will send you more information to get you started on your trip to the 18th Century!
Don't just learn about history... LIVE IT!
The Stow Minutemen Company
P.O. Box 174
Stow, MA 01775
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