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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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 […]

Spring Gathering – 2nd Annual Colonial Days at South Park

Spring Gathering – 2nd Annual Colonial Days at South Park

South Park 100 Brinkerhoff Ave, Mansfield, OH, United States

The Richland Early American Center for History invites you to discover life in early America during the 18th and 19th Century from living historical reenactors. Throughout the day there will be crafts, trades, demonstrations, and activities, including Blacksmithing, Games and Children’s Activities, Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations, and Civilian and Military Reenactments.  Grounds feature the 1808 […]

Free
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 […]

1770’s Living History Encampment & Military Maneuvers

End of George Rd SE in Yelm, WA End of George Road SE, off of Highway 507, Yelm, WA, United States

Come join us for a weekend of military maneuvers including musket and cannon fire, fife and drum music, and encampment!   Learn about our represented units: 43rd Regiment of Foot (British infantry) 3rd New Hampshire (American infantry) Artillery (Royal and Continental) Fife & Drum (marching band) Royal Chatham Navy Civilian Contingent (camp followers)   Learn […]

Free

Motorama July 9, 2023

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

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. […]

1770’s Living History Encampment & Military Maneuvers

End of George Rd SE in Yelm, WA End of George Road SE, off of Highway 507, Yelm, WA, United States

Come join us for a weekend of military maneuvers including musket and cannon fire, fife and drum music, and encampment!   Learn about our represented units: 43rd Regiment of Foot (British infantry) 3rd New Hampshire (American infantry) Artillery (Royal and Continental) Fife & Drum (marching band) Royal Chatham Navy Civilian Contingent (camp followers)   Learn […]

Free

1883 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 5th 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

The Sixty Years War for Ohio: American Revolution

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

Fort Meigs examines the The Sixty Years War for Ohio, a multi-generational conflict fueled by many nations. This centerpiece chapter, the American Revolution, explores, presents, and commemorates the battles, skirmishes, and people which defined the frontier in what is now Ohio. The two day encampment features tours, lectures, military drill, battle reenactments, camp life, music, […]

WWII-Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN 5900 Post Road, Indianapolis,, IN, United States

This is a public living history event with camp displays encouraged.  A public battle demonstration will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, none on Sunday. A display of uniforms, equipment and weapons will be on display in the building next to our museum.  Please register on our Eventbrite page asap. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/m20cw-wwii-pacific-theater-event-aug-12-13-tickets-582363594187?aff=oddtdtcreator Arrival should be after […]

Free
Fort Jennings Fort Fest

Fort Jennings Fort Fest

Fort Jennings Park 100 East 1st Street, Fort Jennings, OH, United States

History comes alive at the Fort Jennings Park during Fort Fest. Come down to tour our timeline of encampments (1812 through Vietnam). We welcome new and familiar faces year after year to our historic banks of the Auglaize River. Cannon and musket fire will light fill the air throughout the weekend! Our 1812 encampment features reenactors […]

Free
Fort Jennings Fort Fest

Fort Jennings Fort Fest

Fort Jennings Park 100 East 1st Street, Fort Jennings, OH, United States

History comes alive at the Fort Jennings Park during Fort Fest. Come down to tour our timeline of encampments (1812 through Vietnam). We welcome new and familiar faces year after year to our historic banks of the Auglaize River. Cannon and musket fire will light fill the air throughout the weekend! Our 1812 encampment features reenactors […]

Free

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

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

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, United States

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

47th Annual Simon Kenton Festival

1700 – 1840 Living History 6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH, United States

A two-day historical adventure in Old Washington Historic District in Maysville, Kentucky. The Simon Kenton Festival includes presentations from historical heroes such as Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone, pioneer games, music, museum tours, artisans, and much more. This weekend will be sure to provide you with historical knowledge, a treasured keepsake, and memories that will […]

Free

Life In Early Ohio

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

This two day encampment explores and presents the trades people of early Ohio and the support machine feeding the War of 1812 ubin a civilian re-enactment. Blacksmithing, Leather working, Tinsmithing, Army Recruiting, Medicine, Woodworking, Rope making, Soap making, and Candle production are featured and exulted amongst many others.  Military displays are also part of the […]

$10