About Me



Hi, my name is Stephanie Ann Farra and I'm glad you've found your way to my blog. Here you will find posts about American history, historical cooking, historical sewing and knitting along with preservation efforts and events.

I am a girl from another time. I am a historian and artist who pours out through my work. I am shy. I always have a camera in my hands (or wish I did) and if I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing, it’s probably because I found a book.

I have a back-to-basics approach to life and tend to not take anything too seriously.  I believe you can't spend too much time with family and friends.

I am always learning and curious. I spend my days cooking over open fires and living and teaching as a person of the past. I typically reenact and research the Colonial and Civil War time periods but you will also find me sailing on tall ship, Gazela. I graduated with a B.A. in American History and Secondary Education and have spent the last 6 years as a Colonial interpreter at a farm museum in Pennsylvania.  

I love meeting new people and greatly appreciate all of the comments and emails I receive!


“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

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This photo was on an earlier about me page but was such a crowd pleaser, I've decided to leave it. :)

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