The Common Room
Gaming, discourse, music, and more can be experienced in the common room. This first person space invites the public to take respite on their journey, stable their horseflesh for the evening and partake in the environment of an 18th century ordinary of solid repute and fine entertainment.
The Inn includes a travelling exhibit with individual histories, land maps, letters, and more to help the public become better acquainted with our historical context, unfamiliar terminology, and individual relationships as they enter the establishment.
Fashion and Function
An interactive presentation discussing the many aspects of 18th century clothing; including textiles and textile production, fashion, the clothing trades, inventories, undergarments, etc.
This may also be presented via the travelling exhibit.
In the Kitchen
Cooking demonstrations (either on the Franklin stove or open fire) including period receipts. Visitors can see the kitchen in use by Cook and her helpers preparing meals for the Black Horse and her patrons throughout the day.
And Much More:
A variety of impromptu interactions revealing the political leanings and personal histories of group members to the public through authentic dialogue and first person interpretation. These interactions most often occur with the public as an integral part and also include any other willing living history participants.
While we portray an 18th century Ordinary, we do not sell nor serve food to members of the public. We cook for demonstration purposes only. The only persons who consume what we make are either members of our organization or friends. All bills of fare and prices are representative of our portrayal and do not represent actual prices of items being "sold". In essence, we do not sell food (or anything else, really). If you are an event participant and would like to arrange to "take a meal" at the Black Horse, please contact us and we can work out potential interpretive scenarios.