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


– Rudyard Kipling

Maple Sugaring Camp at Fairhaven Farm

Fairhaven Farm 3213 S. State Road 237, English, IN

Experience the lives of your grandparents and great-grandparents at this circa 1890-1930 civilian camping event. This is a reenactor-only, non-public event that focuses on the social gathering that was maple sugaring. It is also intended to be an introductory event, so while we do require appropriate historical clothing, you don't have to have a perfect […]

Kalamazoo Living History Show 2023

Kalamazoo Living History Show 2023

Kalamazoo County Expo Center 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI

The Kalamazoo Living History Show is the largest indoor event in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 antique firearms; period clothing and crafts; re-enactment and living history supplies. More than 10,000 historical re-enactors, history enthusiasts, collectors and the general public from the United States and Canada are expected to attend the 47th annual Kalamazoo Living History […]

$9.00 – $13.00

Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous

Cook Log Cabin Heritage Center 6707 Goshen Road, Goshen, OH

April 2023 is once again the time for the annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous at the historic Cook Log Cabin Heritage Center. This is a pre-1840 historical encampment. The cabin will be open and a period blacksmith shop will be operating.  The main camp will be on the grounds of Goshen High School, with access […]

Beall Woods Olde Tyme Arts and Krafts Fair

Beall Woods State Park (IL) 9285 Beall Woods Ave, Mt Carmil, IL

Re live history at Beall Woods State Park!  This is our 2nd annual event with focus on early settler period 1810's, but not exclusive... all re-enactors are welcome!  We are looking for more demonstrators and craft vendors.  Food trucks will be on site.  Beall Woods is a beautiful old growth forest preserve with hiking trails […]

$10
Prelude to the Revolution, 1754-1763

Prelude to the Revolution, 1754-1763

George Rogers Clark Park 930 South Tecumseh Road, Springfield, OH

Come and see British Regular troops, French troops, colonial militia and Native forces battle for the empire in the wilderness of North America. Experience a colorful recreation of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) at the site of the annual Fair at New Boston. There will be a few merchants selling their wares and a […]

Free

Settlers’ Encampment May 19-21, 2023

Auglaize Village and Farm Museum 12296 Krouse Rd., Defiance, OH

Step back in time to 1750 - 1815 and see how settlers survived. The weekend is filled with demonstrations and instructions on the necessities of life, ranging from plant dying and food preparation to the fur trade and weapons of that era. Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday 10am to 4pm. Admission is $5 for Adults […]

$5 – $13

First Siege – 1813

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

In the spring of 1813, the American position at Fort Meigs came under attack from British and Allied American Indian Armies.  This event commemorates the dramatic nine day siege which defended Ohio in the War of 1812. First Siege - 1813 is a two-day encampment and reenactment within the 10 acre restored fort in Perrysburg, […]

Crossbow to Cartridge

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

Behold the great revolution in military technology, the adoption of gunpowder. Crossbow to Cartridge is a living history event for the 15th-17th centuries. Military camps to explore, weapons demonstrations and lively engagement with the warriors and campfollowers of distant Europe and Early America. Living history enthusiasts are encouraged to register for participation

Fiberpalooza Festival! June 3, 2023

Auglaize Village and Farm Museum 12296 Krouse Rd., Defiance, OH

Demonstrating Period Spinning, Weaving, Sewing, Quilting on various fiber equipment of the various time periods. Come and join the fun at the one-day fiber event that will be held at AuGlaize Village where skills of our ancestors will be demonstrated. The event is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to come and demonstrate their […]

Antique Tractor Show/Pulls and Flea Market June 10 & 11, 2023

Auglaize Village and Farm Museum 12296 Krouse Rd., Defiance, OH

Saturday 9 AM until 7 PM for some night displays and Sunday from 10AM until 4 PM weather permitting, we will be featuring all sorts of antique tractors and hit-miss engines. Antique tractor pulls from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday with a small connect fee. Trophies and prize money awarded. If you'd like […]

Brigade – Napoleon!

Brigade – Napoleon!

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

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 […]

Motorama July 9, 2023

Auglaize Village and Farm Museum 12296 Krouse Rd., Defiance, OH

Open to self-propelled, motorized or powered "anything." Antique cars, custom rods, fire trucks and cycles. There is no registration or fee for this event. A cinnamon roll, sausage gravy biscuit breakfast is served until 9AM. The concession stand will serve its usual hot dogs, cheeseburgers, brats, sides and desserts until it runs out or 2PM. […]

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial’s Historic Weekend

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial 93 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH

Every year the weekend after Labor Day weekend we commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie and the men on both sides that fought in it. We do this with a commemoration ceremony, parade, historic weapons demonstrations, trade demonstrations, and just living history in general. Traditional our friends group, The Perry Group, charters a ferry for […]

Living History Event – The Legacy of Mary Ingles 2023

Beech Fork State Park 5601 Long Branch Road, Barboursville, WV

Mary Ingles Trail Associates (MITA) will present the 2023 Legacy of Mary Ingles encampment and living history event/reenactment at Beech Fork State Park, September 15-17, 2023. While named and centered around the life of Mary Draper Ingles, what we present is ALL life skills which Mary, her family, friends, and neighbors would need to survive […]

Free

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon 2023

Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park 3129 South River Road, West Lafayette, IN

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association of Lafayette, Indiana, in cooperation with the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department, will be sponsoring the 56th annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon festival on October 7 & 8. Hours are Saturday 9am to 5pm E.D.T. and Sunday 9am to 4pm E.D.T. The Feast represents the time of homecoming, […]

Johnny Appleseed Festival Antique Tractor Show, Fun Pull, and Flea Market October 7 & 8, 2023

Auglaize Village and Farm Museum 12296 Krouse Rd., Defiance, OH

This is our biggest event of the year! As fall arrives this is the last chance to revive all of your senses, to create a mental picture that will carry you through the winter. Reviving your senses will be the making of apple cider, cooking sorghum molasses, popping the kettle corn, and sawing timber into […]

Mississinewa 1812

Historic Mississinewa Battlefield 6000 N 300 W27, La Fontaine, IN

Mississinewa 1812 is the largest War of 1812 living history event in the United States! Sponsored by the Mississinewa Battlefield Society Inc (Marion, IN) with the support of the Department of Natural Resources. It is a historical commemoration of the Battle of Mississinewa fought in Grant County on December 17-18, 1812. It’s a step back in time […]

18th C. Market Fair

18th C. Market Fair

Historic Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY

Join us October 27th - 29th, 2023 for 18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove! You can participate in 18th c. style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th century military and household items, enjoy food and drink as our founders did, meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence will take place! […]

$5 – $10

Brigade – Napoleon!

Brigade – Napoleon!

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

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 […]