Event, Date, and Location

Foods and Feasts, November 27-29, 2014, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA
-Gardiner’s Company members volunteer in the Fort demonstrating various aspects of cooking and eating.

Work Weekend, December 13, 2014, Arvonia, VA
-Weather permitting, a work weekend on the kitchen and tavern site, helping with milling timbers, and possibly pouring roofing tiles.

Yule, January 24, 2015, Abingdon, MD
-Winter Celebration for Gardiner’s Company members and guests, with a gathering beforehand to work on projects and have a meeting.

Volunteer Training Weekend, February 21, 2015, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA
-Training opportunity for those who wish to volunteer in the Fort at Jamestown.

Military Through the Ages, March 21, 2015, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA
-Gardiner’s Company members volunteer in the Fort supporting Jamestown as they host many living history re-enactment groups.

Spring Muster, April 23-26, 2015, Arvonia, VA
-Annual Spring Muster of the Trayned Bandes and Gardiner’s Company at the Cat’s Perch Inn.

Current Projects

Kitchen – Plans are well underway to build a Kitchen down at the Tavern site. A separate kitchen is not only the period option, but will be a simpler single story timber framed building, and something to test out the techniques of the period on a smaller scale. Two members attended a timber framing workshop in the Fall 2013, and we hope to have timber framing in progress in Spring 2015.

Governor’s Clothes – Some Members of Gardiner’s were commissioned by the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation to create two new suits of clothes for the new Governor’s Row house in the Fort at Jamestown Settlement.

Tavern – Another space has been cleared in Arvonia to serve as the setting for our future Tavern. Anticipated to be a two story timber framed building with some modern amenities, it will ultimately be an excellent venue for our events.

Fort – Members of Gardiner’s Company have erected an earthen fort on Bob’s property in Arvonia, VA for use in skirmishing.

Gun carriage – Nature felled a large white Ash tree, and our stalwart members, Harv & Bob have set to work harvesting wood from the huge stump.



Archived PDF copies of the Fencers Dancers and Bearbaiters Quarterly