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GAP – Battle of the Bulge Reenactment 2017

GAP - Battle of the Bulge Reenactment 2017

  This annual reenactment/living history event was held from January 25 through the 28th at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. As usual, it was a great opportunity to see some outstanding impressions, visit with old friends and shop at the many vendors who came to sell their wares at the event. As usual, we assisted at […]

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Events – January – May 2017

  Below are the events on which we currently have information. More to follow. January 2017 WWII – Battle of the Bulge Reenactment, January 25- 29. Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. Contact: http://www.wwiiha.org/new/index.php/fig February 2017 WWII – Elbe River Event, February 18,  Old Bedford Village, Bedford, PA. regardless of the weather as usual. They still have […]

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School of the Longhunter 2016

Prickett’s Fort, near Fairmont, WV,  held its annual School of the Longhunter once again this year and as usual, it was an excellent event. According to the official website, “Pricketts Fort, constructed in 1774, provided a place of refuge from American Indian attack for early settlers. It was built at the confluence of Pricketts Creek […]

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2016 Events

The following is starter calendar for the 2016 Reenacting season. More to follow. January 2016 WWII – Battle of the Bulge Reenactment, January 27 – 31. Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. Contact: http://www.wwiiha.org/new/index.php/fig February 2016 WWII – Elbe River Event, February 27,  Old Bedford Village, Bedford, PA. regardless of the weather as usual. They still have […]

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Spring Living History Events

January 2013  WWII – Battle of the Bulge Reenactment, January 22 – 27. Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. Contact: http://www.wwiifederation.org February 2013 WWII – Elbe River Event, February 23, 2013, Old Bedford Village, Bedford, PA. regardless of the weather as usual. They still have several buildings available and are currently accepting pre-registrations. The scenario revolves around […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: New Deal Festival – July 14, 2012

UPCOMING EVENT:  New Deal Festival - July 14, 2012

You’ve read about the New Deal Festival here throughout the years and so you should mark your calendars for Saturday, July 14 and plan to visit Arthurdale, WV this year. The theme this year is “1942 Arthurdale and the War.” The community of Arthurdale was the nation’s first New Deal homestead community and a pet […]

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Fort Indian Town Gap 2012 – Another Perspective

Fort Indian Town Gap 2012 - Another Perspective

  Bill Donegan sends us the following report on his activities at the Gap: A funny thing happened this year on the way to the GAP. Jim Barnes picked us up at our motel to take us to dinner. It was dark and Jim was not sure of the best way to exit the parking […]

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Gap – 2012

Gap - 2012

  Another January, another Gap. It is always one of the few things to look forward to during the deep winter… not that this has been much of a winter. Friday, I ran into a little falling snow on the way, but that quickly dissipated. The skies on Saturday were mostly clear and while walking […]

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Events for the New Year

As we enter a new year, let’s take a look at some of the upcoming events for the next couple of months: January 2012 WWII – Battle of the Bulge Reenactment, January 25 – 29. Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. Contact: http://www.wwiifederation.org/index.html February 2012 WWII – Elbe River Event, February 25, 2012, Old Bedford Village, Bedford, […]

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LONG ROAD HOME – COLD HARBOR

LONG ROAD HOME - COLD HARBOR

  Here is Nick Korolev’s report on the latest installment of ‘The Long Road Home’ event series:   The weekend of April 8-10th Clover Hill Village, Appomatox, VA had the first installment of a special series of events titled “The Long Road Home” which will follow Civil War soldiers on the final campaign leading up […]

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October Events

Below are events scheduled for October (To the best of our knowledge): October 2010 Militaria Show – October 1-2, MAX Show  (Military Antiques Extravaganza) Monroeville  Convention Center, just outside Pittsburgh, PA.  See: http://www.themaxshow.com WWI – October 1-3, Newville, PA. Western Front Total Immersion Event. Great War Association.  Invitation only. http://www.great-war-assoc.org WWII – 2-3 October 2010 […]

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News from the Front – Tank Farm Event – 2010

News from the Front - Tank Farm Event - 2010

The following is a report from our intrepid correspondent, Mike Momot: The Tank Farm” Nokesville, Virginia, 21-22 August 2010.  This event is located on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles.  This event was attended by members of the 193rd and many other reenactment units.  WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, the Cold War, and […]

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September Events

Below is a list of living history events for September taken from our Events page. If anyone knows of other events coming up, email us and we will post them: WWII – Western Front. Odessa, New York. September 10, 11,12, 2010. For information, contact: odessaevent@gmail.com Civil War – September 10, McGrew House Living History, Kingwood, […]

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Invitation: 1930s Living History Reenactors

Invitation: 1930s Living History Reenactors

We received this inviation from our friends at Arthurdale Heritage today: Arthurdale Heritage and the New Deal Festival planning committee would like to invite living history hobbyists and reenactors to dress up in their 1930s “Sunday best” and come out to the New Deal Festival in Arthurdale, WV on July 10, 2010. We’re looking for […]

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Local Events You Don’t Want to Miss!

I wanted to give everyone a quick preview of some great events coming up in North Central West Virginia over the next few months. First of all, is the 5th Annual WWII Living History Weekend in Rowlesburg, WV on the weekend of June 19, 2010. This is West Virginia’s premier WWII event. Located in the […]

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LOCALS ATTEND LIVING HISTORY WORKSHOP IN WINCHESTER

LOCALS ATTEND LIVING HISTORY WORKSHOP IN WINCHESTER

Our correspondent, Nick Korolev, recently attended an interesting workshop in Winchester, Virginia, and files this report: For those who wish to know more about it, living history impressionists belong to the branch of historical reenactment that goes beyond the recreation of famous battles or setting up a historically accurate camp. These living historians brings to […]

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Crossing of the Chesapeake

We received this notice from Lt. William King, USN concerning an interesting event upcoming in May. It sounds like a fascinating endeavor and should be of particular interest to those of the maritime pursuasion. Good luck and Godspeed to all involved: On May 15-16 2010 a crew of 10 will attempt to row and sail […]

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WWII – Two Upcoming Events

After you get done with all your shopping at FIG, it will be time to start getting ready for the first two Eastern Front events in the southern PA area. The first is: The Elbe Crossing February 20, 2010, at Old Bedford Village. The scenario is the final days of the Reich. All Allied units […]

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Stonewall Jackson’s Birthday

Thanks to Sue Prager for forwarding the following announcement to us: A public buffet and a program by noted Civil War historian Dr. Bob Meadows will be held on Friday, January 22 at WVU Jackson’s Mill to mark the birthday of Stonewall Jackson. The buffet will run from 5-7pm at Mount Vernon Dining Hall, featuring […]

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Happy New Year!

Thanks to  our readers for all your comments and contributions over the past year. 2009 was an up and down year for history enthusiasts. The country’s economic woes hit the reenacting community and made it difficult for quite a few to take part in the hobby to the extent they would like. We won a […]

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WWII -Ostfront 2010 – Lugoff, SC

We have received the following information on the February Eastern Front event in South Carolina: This is a brief message about the Lugoff, South Carolina, Eastern Front event to be held FEB. 19-21, 2010. The hosting units for both sides are: IR134 (German) and the 13th Guards (Soviet). Registration 1200 Friday – 0800 Saturday $15 […]

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Troops and trains – Strasburg PA 2009

Troops and trains - Strasburg PA 2009

Bill and Linda Donegan file this report on the “Troops and Trains” event at the  Strasburg, PA Railroad attraction. Linda and I made our yearly pilgrimage to Strasbourg, PA for the “Troops and Trains” living history event on November 6, 7 and 8, 2009. Surprisingly, I took few photographs this year, because my impression was that of a […]

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Soldiers’ Christmas at Ft. Mifflin

Soldiers' Christmas at Ft. Mifflin

Thanks to Chris Barebo for this notice. Sounds like a nice one-day event for reenactors in the Philadelphia area. – Ed. EVENT: Soldiers Christmas at Fort Mifflin. WHEN:Friday, Dec. 4th from 5:00pm to 10pm. LOCATION: Fort Mifflin, Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19153 Phone: 215-685-4167 CONTACT: Lee Anderson for more details: leeanderson@fortmifflin.us […]

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HEAVY METAL – The Tank Farm 2009

HEAVY METAL - The Tank Farm 2009

For a real living history experience, it would be hard to beat the Tank Farm event.  RKKA reenactors usually don’t get to play with the big toys, like the Fritzes and the G.I.s. Here we not only got to be tank riders on a real T-34, but we had another one as the backdrop for […]

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Hardcore Ostfront event Lugoff SC Dec 4-6th 2009

This just came in this week from the 13th Guards. Sounds like its sizing up to be a great event! *UPDATED!!!* APPROACH TO BUDAPEST! Approach to Budapest, Dec. 1944 ( Dec 4-6th 2009 in Lugoff SC, near Camden ) Hosted by IR 134 ( German ) and the 13th Guard ( Soviet ) Registration 1200 Friday – […]

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