Schroon Lake The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society sponsored “Stepping Back in Time” recently at the Strand Theater, owned and operated by Larry and Liz McNamara.
The audience was transported back some 250 years to the French and Indian War era by presenters Bob and Holly Bearor.
Bob Bearor explained in great detail the significance of each article of the French officer’s uniform he was wearing and the manner in which warfare involving the French, Indians and British was conducted.
Holly Bearor spoke about the important role of women and families in the French military. She was dressed in the typical many-layered garments of a French woman of the period. Through many wardrobe changes, she illustrated the origins of expressions like “big wig” and “the whole nine yards.”
The nearly 100 people in attendance interacted with the Bearors during a question and answer session.
“Thanks to Bob and Holly Bearor and Larry and Liz McNamara for supporting the historical society organization and museum,” said Loris Clark of the society. “Also, appreciation to everyone who helped make this day a huge success and one to be remembered.”