I would recommend calling the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Wheelwrights and speaking with them. They are three of only a dozen professionally apprenticed wheelwrights left in the country. They also have a facebook page. "The Deane Shop."
3rd Regiment USV- Buffington's Boys
Atlantic Guard Soldiers Aid Society
Backus's Bodacious Battery- PNB Artillery Crew
"...mow hay, cut wood, prepare great food, drink schwitzel, knit, sew, spin wool, rock out to a good pinch of snuff and somehow still find time to go fly a kite." N.B.
Now thats living history.