If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.


– Rudyard Kipling

First Siege

Fort Meigs Historic Site 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH, United States

War of 1812 encampment and battle reenactment.  This two day event commemorates the War of 1812 in the Old Northwest as British and American Indian forces besieged American regulars and militia over 10 days at Fort Meigs in the spring of 1813.  First Siege features military camps to explore, parade of the armies, musical performances, […]

$10

Monthly Open Shoot

Thunder Creek Long Rifles Monthly Open Shoot

Traditional Black powder shoot. Matches consist of Paper and Metal targets but are open to the range officer discretion. NMLRA rules. $5.00 entry. Pre1840 attire is appreciated, but not necessary Caplock or Flintlock Muzzleloaders only http://thundercreeklongrifles.org/About-us/ Location: 8 miles East of Martinsville, IN, off of Bear Wallow Rd. Range in Valley off main road, Cabin […]

$5

15th Annual Fort Harrod Settlement & Raid/Harrodsburg 250th Celebration

Old Fort Harrod State Park 100 S. College St, Harrodsburg, KY, United States

June 16th, 1774 to June 16th, 2024! 250 Years since Harrodsburg's Founding. We will be celebrating starting with a SAR Presentation, Parade, and Pageants on June 8th. Ending with a Founder's Day celebration on June 16th, 2024. Settlers, natives, and traders will be encamped at Fort Harrod, and demonstrations will go on all day from […]

Free

20th Annual Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment

Cooks Forest State Park 113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA, United States

20th Annual Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment Cook Forest State Park will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War.  Highlights of this full two-day encampment include woodland natives, cannon and musket firing, cooking, primitive skills, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, pottery, children’s games, sutler camp, renown living historians, […]

Siege of Fort Wayne 1812

Historic Fort Wayne - The Old Fort 1201 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN, United States

Historic Fort Wayne, Inc. will host the Siege of Fort Wayne 1812, June 8 - 9 at The Old Fort. From the days of the American Revolutionary War to the end of the 1812 war, British agents operating from Canada worked to instigate Native American tribes against the United States as part of an effort […]

Free

War in the West: Weapons and Accruements of Virginia’s Frontier

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

On the eve of the American Revolution, fathers and sons mustered for the inevitable conflict between the colonies and England. The frontier was no stranger to the hardships of war and needed little preparation.  Join Martin’s company as they dissect and discuss the weapons and accruements used by Virginians on the frontier and the battlefields […]

$5.00

1875 RECONCILIATION BIVOUAC

National Campground 1849 King Rd., Greenback, TN, United States

You are invited - 1875 RECONCILIATION BIVOUAC LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND Greenback, TN   JUNE 14-16, 2024 In 1873, a group of Union and Confederate veterans and their families met for religious services in Greenback, Tennessee.  The next year, using lumber donated by local farmers, an open-air tabernacle shed was constructed with religious services held there EVERY […]

Margaretta Days Festival & Craft Fair

University of Maine at Machias Campus 40 University Dr, Machias, ME, United States

Margaretta Days Festival & Craft Fair 18th Century Encampments, demonstrations and skirmishes. The first naval battle of the American Revolution occurred in Machias in June of 1775. Other battles took place in 1776 and 1777. Friday evening & Saturday June 14 & 15, 2024 at the University of Maine at Machias.  

Brigade – Napoleon!

Brigade – Napoleon!

Fort Meigs Historic Site 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH, United States

Fort Meigs Historic Site examines the veteran armies of Europe and the conflict that engulfed the rest of the world during the War of 1812. This two day encampment and heavy drill session event offers the great opportunity of recruitment and the refinement of military drill to our great guests Brigade Napoleon.  Fort staff offer […]

Brigade Napoleon

Fort Meigs Historic Site 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH, United States

Brigade Napoleon visits Fort Meigs! Experience European style camps, weapons, and battle tactics of the Napoleonic Era. Take a special guided tour of the Fort to learn more about the Napoleonic Wars that engulfed Europe before, and during, the War of 1812.

Lest We Forget 80th Anniversary D-Day & Saipan Landings

Southwest Michigan Regional Airport 1123 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor, MI, United States

This two-day World War II recreation event will be in St Joseph and Benton Harbor, Michigan. The Southwest Michigan Regional Airport will host the WWII encampment, displays and demonstrations. The Normandy and Saipan beach landings, along with aircraft fly overs and flamethrower demonstration, will take place at Lake Michigan.  This public event is free. Additional […]

Free

A Declaration of Independence

A Declaration of Independence

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

The Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, leaving ties to the English crown in ruin and the North American colonies in an open state of rebellion. Join Captain Martin as he examines his copy of the declaration and determines how the actions of those in Congress will impact the lives of those settled […]

$5.00

Independence Day 1813

Fort Meigs Historic Site 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH, United States

Join us this July 4th, 2024 for our largest artillery demonstration of the year! Our historic interpreters are recreating the 18 shot National Salute that soldiers fired here on Independence Day in 1813. The site will be open from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. The 18 Gun Salute takes place at 2:00 p.m.

A Declaration of Independence

A Declaration of Independence

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

The Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, leaving ties to the English crown in ruin and the North American colonies in an open state of rebellion. Join Captain Martin as he examines his copy of the declaration and determines how the actions of those in Congress will impact the lives of those settled […]

$5.00

Early American Heritage Festival

RC Field ~ Port Gamble S Teekalet Ave, Kingston, WA, United States

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend at the Early American Heritage Festival in Port Gamble, WA! Discover the rich history of early America at the inaugural Early American Heritage Festival, proudly sponsored by Rayonier Inc. and OPG Port Gamble. Join us for a journey to the 18th century from July 5th-7th! Witness Patriot and British Colonial Military […]

Monthly Open Shoot

Thunder Creek Long Rifles Monthly Open Shoot

Traditional Black powder shoot. Matches consist of Paper and Metal targets but are open to the range officer discretion. NMLRA rules. $5.00 entry. Pre1840 attire is appreciated, but not necessary Caplock or Flintlock Muzzleloaders only http://thundercreeklongrifles.org/About-us/ Location: 8 miles East of Martinsville, IN, off of Bear Wallow Rd. Range in Valley off main road, Cabin […]

$5

Unbroken: Heroines of the Virginia Frontier

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Across Virginia, women made the journey into the wilderness with hearts full of hope. They established new homes and created opportunities for generations to come. Travel the hunter’s trace to Martin’s Station and join the women of Powell’s Valley as they harness the unbreakable spirit and pay homage to the women who birthed a new […]

$5.00

Historical Encampment at the Gathering at Garst

Garst Museum, Historic Greene Ville, Ohio 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH, United States

Under the canopy of centuries old oak and sycamore trees, we have carved out a place where the stories of our country's past can be heard as clear as the day they happened.  Campfire smoke and music or storytelling wafts through the air and cannon and musket fire occassionally break the peaceful atmosphere in our […]

$5

1884 Country Fair at Small Farm and Food Fest

Carriage Hill Historic Farm 7800 Shull Rd., Dayton, OH, United States

Living Historians! Carriage Hill Farm would like to extend an invitation to participate in our 1880s Country Fair on Saturday August 3rd from 10am-5pm. This event is part of the larger event “Small Farm And Food Fest” which brings in upwards of 3000 visitors in a single day. For that day, the original 1880s farmstead […]

Free

Napoleonic Days

Historic Fort Wayne - The Old Fort 1201 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN, United States

Historic Fort Wayne, Inc. will host the Napoleonic Days August 3-4. The Napoleonic era (1799–1815) was a period of political unrest and widespread revolution in the history of France and Europe. Be a part of this dramatic military period! The French and Coalition armies will meet on the battleground outside the Old Fort in Fort […]

Free
Monthly Open Shoot

Thunder Creek Long Rifles Monthly Open Shoot

Traditional Black powder shoot. Matches consist of Paper and Metal targets but are open to the range officer discretion. NMLRA rules. $5.00 entry. Pre1840 attire is appreciated, but not necessary Caplock or Flintlock Muzzleloaders only http://thundercreeklongrifles.org/About-us/ Location: 8 miles East of Martinsville, IN, off of Bear Wallow Rd. Range in Valley off main road, Cabin […]

$5
Rough and Tumble: Sport on the Western Frontier

Rough and Tumble: Sport on the Western Frontier

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Amongst the colonies and along the western frontier, stations were a common point of social interaction.  With shared food and company, these waypoints were a consistent source of “entertainment”. Journey along Boone’s Trace, stop at Martin’s Station, and experience games played, races held, and contests that would sometimes go array. Presentations will be from 11:00 […]

$5.00
Rough and Tumble: Sport on the Western Frontier

Rough and Tumble: Sport on the Western Frontier

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Amongst the colonies and along the western frontier, stations were a common point of social interaction.  With shared food and company, these waypoints were a consistent source of “entertainment”. Journey along Boone’s Trace, stop at Martin’s Station, and experience games played, races held, and contests that would sometimes go array. Presentations will be from 11:00 […]

$5.00

60 Years war for Ohio: American Revolution Grand Encampment

Fort Meigs Historic Site 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH, United States

Every five years the Northwest Territory Alliance holds a Grand Encampment with hundreds of reenactors recreating authentic military camps and battle tactics of the American Revolution. This year they have chosen Fort Meigs as their Grand Encampment’s location. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Revolution in this exciting living history event featuring; […]

Post Miami

Historic Fort Wayne - The Old Fort 1201 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN, United States

Historic Fort Wayne, Inc. will host a Post Miami Event August 24-25. The French were the first Europeans to settle in the Great Lakes region. They arrived in northeast Indiana in the late 1600s. The confluence of the three rivers helped facilitate a lucrative fur trade with the Native American tribes. To protect their new […]

Free