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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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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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Decision for Justice William Smith House Coming Soon

Here’s the latest from Karen Ramsburg on the Smith house, soon to go to Ireland….? “Decision in Fate of Justice William Smith House Approaching MERCERSBURG, PA- One thing is for sure now, the Justice William Smith House has two options: it will be shipped to Ireland or bulldozed to the ground. Mercersberg, Montgomery, Peters and […]

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Criticizing a Reenactor for His/Her Impression

Over the past week, there has been a lot of press over the membership of Republican congressional candidate, Rich Iott’s membership in a midwestern German reenacting group, SS Wiking. Articles in the online version of the Atlantic and numerous other websites usually refer to Iott taking part in ‘Nazi’ reenactments. Apparently the Allies weren’t there […]

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More on the Justice Smith House

Here are the latest updates from Karen Ramsburg regarding the Justice Smith House: Hi everyone, With great excitement and plenty of research work ahead I want to introduce http://smithrebellion1765.com.  It is a living document as we continue to sort through primary sources related to the events surrounding William and James Smith and the Black Boys […]

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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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Reenacting Podcasts – Something New

We received this today from Alena and Stephen Shumway and thought it might be of general interest to our readers: If you would not mind posting this, we’d appreciate it. Living History, the podcast for the reenacting community is looking for feedback. We started producing a podcast (otherwise known as an internet radio show) for […]

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Mercersburg’s Most Historic House Attracts Penn State Professors

This is the latest update on the situation on the historic Smith House in Mercersburg, PA,  from Karen Ramsburg: The Justice William Smith House, circa 1759 is gaining recognition after two distinguished Penn State Professors of History and Art/Architecture have taken an interest in the property. Dr. William Pencak respected author and historian and Dr. […]

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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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New Feature: Reenactor Post Classified Ads

We recently added a new feature to the website that we thought our readers might be interested in taking advantage of – Reenactor Post Classified Ads.  If you are anything like us, you probably have gear you don’t need anymore or are looking for something you don’t have, so we thought this feature would be […]

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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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Documentry Film Site

I received this email from Liz Cook regarding an internet site which allows viewers to watch documentary films for free. I checked it out and it looks fascinating. There may be something there that interests you: Hope this email finds you well. As you can see from my email, I work for SnagFilms, an online […]

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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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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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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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S.S. John W. Brown Nov. 7 cruise will honor women veterans

This just in from Patricia Patterson: Sept. 22, 2009 S.S. John W. Brown Nov. 7 cruise will honor women veterans The active Liberty Ship SS John W. Brown will honor women in the American military past and present on Saturday, November 7, 2009 in its annual Veteran’s Day cruise in Baltimore harbor. The Nov. 7 […]

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Need a Job? Interested in New Deal History?

Need a Job? Interested in New Deal History?

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. one of West Virginia’s connections to the New Deal, the Great Depression, FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt is looking for a full-time Executive Director.  If you aren’t interested, maybe you know someone who is? So please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested. Here is the ad from the […]

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Upcoming Event – Old Bedford Village

Sorry for a lack of posts this week. I just got back from Maine and am getting ready for the Old Bedford Village WWII living history this upcoming weekend.  There will be much to write about next week. Speaking of OBV, this is a great event and I can’t recommend it enough. If you are […]

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Rowlesburg WWII Living History

Just a reminder that the 4th annual Rowlesburg, WV WWII Living History event will take place on this coming weekend, June 26 and 27. This is a fun event and extremely Reenactor-friendly.  If you are not signed up as a participant, then make plans to come as a spectator.  It’s a small, laid-back, but quality […]

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Battle of Rowlesburg Reenactment

Battle of Rowlesburg Reenactment

It was wet. That sums up much of the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd.  In fact, the weather put quite a damper on what could be a nice little spring event. Friday night’s torrential downpours left the field wet and any areas not covered with grass were all  mud. Fortunately, on Saturday, the rain […]

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Battle of Lewisburg

Next weekend, May 15-17, 2009, the Reenactment of the Battle of Lewisburg will be held in that picturesque southern West Virginia town.  The reenactment will portray the engagement between Union forces commanded by Colonel George Crook and a larger Confederate force under Brigadier General Henry Heth on May 23, 1862.

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Old Bedford Village Threatened?

Here is a report I just got from Stacy Roth regarding a possible threat to one of our favorite reenacting venues: Old Bedford Village. It sounds like some overzealous local official saw an opportunity to make a quick buck, even if it runs the Village into the ground. Guess the geniuses in the tax office […]

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McCormick Museum seeks WWII / 1950s womens baseball reenactors for demonstration game at June 2009 event Share

I got this from Stacy Roth-Niemiec. Sounds interesting: Hi everyone Im looking for two teams who reenact the All American Girls Professional Baseball League of the 1940s and 50s. We would like to host a demonstration baseball game here in June. I am having no luck finding teams and so am reaching out quite broadly. […]

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Hitler rants about Allied Reenactors

Probably a lot of you have seen this on Youtube, but it is still funny (to reenactors especially!). Hitler rants about Allied Reenactors By the way, this clip is from a great movie called “Downfall,” which is about Hitler’s last days and was released in Germany a few years ago amid much controversy. Available from […]

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Sons of Union Veterans Recognize Eagle Scout

From Matt Gillespie: Eagle Scout Recognized Jonathan Slaughter Receives Certificate From Buckhannon Camp #49 Boy Scout Jonathan Slaughter, Troop 106 chartered to Sand Run Baptist Church, officially received his Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony held at BSA Camp Mahonegon in Upshur County, WV.  Every scout who attains the rank of Eagle must lead a project […]

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