I started my living history studies and adventures in 2012 with a group called Georgia Relief Association; I learned so much from the wonderful folks and enjoyed working with them. In 2014, with Civil War research projects focusing on the conflict and people of Virginia, I needed to streamline my studying and decided to start “The McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia” as a new civilian living history scenario.
Yes, the McGuire’s were a real family. No, I am no related to them (unfortunately). It is an honor to portray members of the family. Through the family’s letters I’ve learned about their courage, faith, and unselfish actions. While the McGuire men served in the Confederate military as doctors, blockade runner, cavalry officer, and infantryman, the four McGuire ladies survived 48 occupations of the town by enemy forces. Their history inspires me to live an unselfish life, trying to make a difference in my own community, state, and nation.
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