Good Press for Nashborough

I think it makes me look a bit like an old Communist propaganda poster. :)

The local paper has posted a lovely article about the big day out at Fort Nashborough.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help breathe life into the old fort on Saturday, reenactors AND visitors. Without the guests, we'd just be weirdos in funny clothes being hot and sweaty for no purpose. 

And for those who were there, didn't the courtyard seem nice and full?

AND, be sure to visit the special GALLERY of pictures
taken by the newspaper photographer that day as well...

Nashborough Report

The large group assembled listen to one of the big-whigs from the Daughters of the American Revolution

Mayor Karl Dean spoke an assured those in attendance that Fort Nashborough was to remain where it was and would in the future as well.

The group assembled to listen to the speeches giv'n.

Some of the reenactors assembled in the effort.

It was such a joy to see the fort nice and full, just as it SHOULD be. Huzzah to the volunteers that helped fill it out!


Mayor Dean
There is to be a living history event at Fort Nashborough in downtown Nashville, TN. on July 23rd from 8am to 4pm.

The momentum has been building behind the effort to have a living history event at Nashborough. My last correspondence from the fellow running the show says that Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will be speaking there at 9am. If you are able to come out, please try to be there so the Mayor can see you. It is my personal belief that a large group in attendance at the fort will look good in the Mayor's eyes and go a LONG way toward saving Nashborough.

The hope of having this event on Saturday is that the pubic and the city will see the value in rebooting the historical interpretation at the site and that eventually some of us might be called in to train a core group of volunteers to run the place in the future.

Upon talking to my mother about the event recently, I discovered that SHE HERSELF was a costumed tourguide at the fort just before I was born. Perhaps I was destined to become the Doctor from the womb because of her exposure to Fort Nashborough?

Hopes are high that this initial event will be the beginning of great things for Fort Nashborough, but if there isn't a large public turnout, I suspect that it will be all for nothing. SO I shall encourage you all once again... come out for a visit, bring the kids, bring a friend... when you're finished with your tour of the fort, mill around downtown. There are tons of things to do and see.

Nashville really IS a great city, why not start a tour of it by paying homage to where it all began? Fort Nashborough!


I have been invited to participate in an event I thought I would never see.

There is to be a living history event at Fort Nashborough in downtown Nashville, TN. on July 23rd from 8am to 4pm.

I was contacted some time back to participate in my capacity as the Doctor, and by jove, wild horses could not keep me from it! I will be providing FREE programming for the event. Fort Nashborough has been in a wretched state of decay for decades, with programming money cut off by local government agencies since the 1980s. It has stood as a sorely neglected representative of the 'Mother Church' of Tennessee forts. The homeless have defiled it, the public has neglected it and the city government would rather get rid of it and have the real estate for other "more lucrative" endeavours.

To read more about the event, be sure to check out the article in our local newspaper HERE.

Fort Nasborough in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
 Let this be the rallying cry for our poor bedraggled friend, let us not abandon her when she needs us the most... Be sure to set aside some time on Saturday, July 23rd to come down and aid in the defense of Fort Nashborough against the 'Local Savages' in this, her darkest hour!

For the Coming Year

  HAVE mislaid my copy of 'Domestic Medicine', and cannot find it anywhere! I have searched high and low in my attempt to lay hands on it again to no avail. If I do not find it soon, I shall be forced to purchase a NEW copy, about which, I am none too pleased. I had intended to have my original copy rebound by Mr. McClintock...

On an unrelated note, I have received a good deal of correspondence of late concerning my medical presentations. There seems to be lots of interest, and I am pleased to announce that I have booked my first talk of the coming year onto my schedule.

If you are holding an event for your historic site, school, church or group, and would be interested in booking a performance, NOW is the time to act! Here are some options to consider:

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(a 45 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session)
An educational first person presentation for kids and adults alike
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Weekend rate
(for school or event, four one-hour long presentations)
The most economical way to custom build a weekend's worth of
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And between performances, The Doctor's first person
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or walking about and interacting with other interpreters.

Travel and Lodging fees may also apply, please contact for details.

To schedule an appearance contact: