Needham Historical Society


A SUTLER or victualer is a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field, in camp or in quarters. These merchants often followed the armies of the American Revolution and the American Civil War to try to sell their merchandise to the soldiers. Generally, the sutlers built their stores within the limits of an army post or just off the defense line, and first needed to receive a license from the Commander prior to construction. They were, by extension, also subject to his regulations.

There will be many sutlers set up near the American encampment. These merchants sell all sorts of things the soldiers and civilians of the armies need, and also many things that members of the public may find of interest. Shopping is encouraged!

The number of sutlers will be limited by invitation only, due to available space and to ensure a wider variety of merchandise to be made available. However, additional inquiries may be sent to Roy Najecki (address below) for consideration should space become available.

Once established we will continue to update the complete listing of sutlers who have committed to this event.

Inquiries may be made to:
Roy Najecki
Najecki Reproductions
1203 Reynolds Rd, Chepachet RI 02814 /

Other Sutlers Attending ~

G. Gedney Godwin
Drew Redmond
PO Box 100, Valley Forge PA 19481
Phone: (610) 783 0670 / Fax: (610) 783 6083 /

Ackermann Arms
Paul Ackermann
PO Box 111, Rifton , NY  12471
(845) 658-9248 /

Hoffman's Forge
Jymm Hoffman
Suite 26 Bldg 6A, 2301 Duss Ave, Ambridge PA 15003
(724) 251-9320 /

Ranger Reproductions
Steven Pano
PO Box 4004, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(508) 852-5527  

Mountain Gull Trading
Dan Morris
PO Box 210, Succesunna NJ 07876
(973) 663-4439 /
Scarlet Scarab
Lisa Tolles
PO Box 122, Changewater NJ 07831 /

John Durant
PO Box 373, West Newbury MA 01985
Sew In The Past
Yvette & Allan Clark

44 Kennedy Dr N, Windsor, VT 05089

Bethlehem Trading Post
Vincent and Maria Spiotti
PO Box 66, Bethlehem, NH 03574

(603) 869-2133 /

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