Pittsburgh Tribune Review article, June 21, 2015

Fort Ligonier director of collections works to connect people to region’s history.

Erica Nuckles, 32, of Laughlintown grew up in a different era than most people her age.

While some children spent their Saturday mornings watching cartoons, a 2 1⁄2-year-old Nuckles played dress-up in 18th century garb.

“My very first re-enactment was Bushy Run Battlefield, and I hadn’t even been potty-trained yet,” she said with a laugh.

Nuckles is the director of history and collections at Fort Ligonier, where she shares her enthusiasm for artifacts and tales from the French and Indian War. A member of the Slippery Rock Re-enactment Association, she strives to connect people to the past. Read the full article.


Pittsburgh Trib-Live article, June 21, 2015

Shaler baker brings knowledge of baking lore to Taste of History at Fort Ligonier. 

Baker Ed Tutino received a warm welcome on June 19 at Fort Ligonier — and not only because he toiled all day in the heat and humidity at the wood-fired field ovens.

Guests who arrived that evening for the Taste of History reception gathered around a table manned by Ed and daughter Emma for a glimpse of their Colonial-era bakers’ costumes, for Ed’s extensive knowledge of old-time baking lore and, yes, for the tasty treats still warm from the ovens. Read the full article. 

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