I am Beth Webb and my husband Jimmy and I currently live in Bishopville, SC. Jimmy is originally from Sumter, SC and I hail from Binghamton, NY. While I have been reenacting since 1994 and have done extensive research into the 19th century textile world, as well as the history of how the clothes are constructed, Jimmy has joined me in the last four years on this adventure.
My mother sewed all of my clothes growing up and loathed that annual bathrobe I had to make for myself. Here I am now as an adult and cannot thank my mother enough for teaching me how to sew! My parents dragged me (fussing and stewing) to all the Civil War battlefields on the east coast every summer on vacation - now I willingly plan my vacations around the next event. I learned (just like so many of you) the hard way how to make historically acurrate reproduction clothing. I even have some really ugly photos to prove it.
I have known Dennis and Peggy Earp since 2000 and they introduced me to 18th century living history. Peggy has been my 18th century fabric and clothing mentor ever since. I used to joke with Peggy that she had the best of both worlds in getting to purchase and fondle all the fabrics but to be able to sell and share all her treasures with everyone. I always told the Earps that I wanted to buy their business whenever they decided to retire ...
Here we are in December 2011, and now the business belongs to us. We plan to maintain the quality fabrics and customer service that Dennis and Peggy have built 96 District into today.
Thank you for looking at our web-site, and we hope to see you at an event, or feel free to contact us for any of your reenacting fabric supply needs!