Events for 2021(?)

March 15, 2021 - 1 Comment

by Jim Barnes

I know that I have been pretty quiet as of late. The situation with Covid restrictions has been tough to assess. They seem to be loosening up in some areas and some groups are finally starting to plan events. There are other questions that I have heard expressed by concerned reenactors. Will Cancel Culture put a stop to Civil War reenacting? How about WWII? Will the Germans be allowed to show their faces? Will leftist politicians protect reenactors from violent radicals? I guess we will just have to wait and see on the answers to those questions. I feel that the folks in our hobby have a responsibility to share our knowledge of history with an increasingly history-ignorant public. It is an effort that we must feel duty-bound to make. Anyway, that is my spiel. Here is the info that I have so far:

All listed events are tentative pending Covid restrictions, government rulings, etc.

February 2021

18th Century February 26-27. Prickett’s Fort, Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont, WV. 18th Century Firearms and Accoutrements Show.  http://www.prickettsfortstatepark.com/events.html

March 2021

Timeline – March ? No info at this time. Reenactor Appreciation Weekend,  Gettysburg, PA.  For information see:  http://www.reenactorappreciationweekend.com/

Timeline – March 20-21, Military Through the Ages,  at Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown, VA. http://www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement/military-through-the-ages/ 

April 2021

18th Century – April 9-10-11. School of the Longhunter, Prickett’s Fort, Rt. 3 Fairmont, WV 26554. http://www.prickettsfortstatepark.com/events.html

WWICancelled, , GWA Spring National Living History and Tactical Event. Great War Association Site, Newville, PA. Sponsored by GWA.

http://www.great-war-assoc.org/

Civil War- April 24-25, 160th anniversary reenactment of the First Battle of Manassas, Historic Daniel Lady Farm, Gettysburg, PA. https://danielladyfarm.com/events

18th Century– April 22-25,  18th Century Market Fair, Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool, MD. http://www.friendsoffortfrederick.info/index.htm(This is event is currently still on. They expect a final decision by April 1.)

May 2021

WWII – TBA due to Covid restrictions, WWII Weekend, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. 1601 Valley Forge Rd. Phoenixville PA 19460,  http://ww2weekend.org/about-us/

Misc. – TBA, Machine Gun Shoot. Sponsored by DNA Guns. Many historic weapons available for rent. Admission $10.oo. Trickett Hill Road, Morgantown, WV 26508. GPS 39.5137999,-79947000

18th Century, TBA, Siege of Fort Randolph, Point Pleasant, WV.  www.facebook.com/fortrandolph, Contact Craig Hesson, 304-675-7933, chesson1774@suddenlink.net, or Deb Cassady, ftrandolph@yahoo.com, fortrandolph.weebly.com;

Early 20th Century -TBA, Brownsville, PA.  Brownsville Steam, Gas and Horse Association, 31st Annual Reunion,https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Pike-Steam-Gas-and-Horse-Association/141862562548542

18th Century – May 22-23, Revolutionary War Encampment. PA Longrifle Museum, J. Joseph Henry House, Jacobsburg Historical Society 402 Henery Rd. Nazareth, PA 18064. Battles Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Campfires and vehicles welcome. Website: http://www.jacobsburghistory.com/

Civil War –  Cancelled, Reenactment of the Battle of New Market, VA. Website: https://www.facebook.com/newmarketreenactment

Civil War – TBA, Julia Pierpont Day, Marion Co. Historical Society, Fairmont, WV. https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorical/

Time Line – Sat May 29-30, Soldiers Through the Ages. https://www.oldfortniagara.org/calendar/list/current_page,1/per_page,10

Time Line- May 29-30, Military Timeline, Historic Daniel Lady Farm, Gettysburg, PA. https://danielladyfarm.com/events

June 2021

Civil War – June 3-6, Blue-Gray Reunion, Philippi, WV. Contact Edgar Brown 304-457-4265.

18th Century -No events scheduled due to Covid restrictions.  Fort Frederick, MD. http://www.friendsoffortfrederick.info/calendar.htm

WWII – June 4,5,6,  Reading Air Show,  Reading Airport, Reading, PA. http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html

WWII – June 11-13, Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, Butler, PA. http://www.bantamjeepfestival.com/

WWII – June 26-27, Jacobsburg WWII Weekend. Living History and Tactical. Boulton Historic Site and Jacobsburg Historical Society 402 Henery Rd. Nazareth, PA 18064. Battles Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Campfires and vehicles welcome. Website: http://www.jacobsburghistory.com/ .

Old West – TBA, Wild West Weekend. Old Bedford Village, Bedford, PA. http://www.oldbedfordvillage.com/events.php

July 2021

18th Century– July 2-3-4, French and Indian War Encampment, Old Fort Niagara’s annual recreation of the historic Siege of 1759. Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY. https://www.oldfortniagara.org/calendar/list/current_page,1/per_page,10

Civil War – 158th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Daniel Lady Farm, Gettysburg, PA. https://danielladyfarm.com/events

18th Century – July 8-11, Whiskey Rebellion Festival, Washington, PA. http://www.whiskeyrebellionfestival.com/

1930’s – July TBA,  New Deal Festival, Arthurdale, WV. Sponsored by  Arthurdale Heritage Inc.  Reenactors in period clothes welcome.   http://www.newdealfestival.org/

Timeline – July 18-19, Historic Beverly, WV. Beverly Heritage Days, including Civil War living history camps. Union troops march into town to commemorate Battle of Rich Mountain.  http://www.beverlyheritagecenter.org/

WWII-TBA, “Honoring the Stuart Tank in its hometown!” Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Featuring Berwick’s own “Lady Lois” – one of 15,224 Stuart Light Tanks built by workers at ACF Berwick. WWII Living History Encampments – Military Vehicles & Daily Vehicle Convoys – Battle Reenactments – Weapons Demonstrations – Historical Displays – Military Flea Market – Live Big Band Music – Veteran Support Groups – Community Groups – Food Vendors – Something for everyone! FREE ADMISSION. Saturday evening (July 22) features a 1940s swing dance with music by Spirit of Swing Big Band from 6-9 p.m. at Reliance Fire Company No. 1 in Berwick (501 W 3rd St, Berwick, PA 18603). 1940s attire encouraged. Concessions will be sold. Also FREE ADMISSION.

Online registration forms: https://sites.google.com/site/berwickwwiiweekend/re-enactor-registration
Contact Kristen Bogash (570) 956-3630, kristen.bogash@gmail.com for more info.
Find us on Facebook: Stuart Tank Memorial Association.

 

 

Comments (1)

Jack

October 8th, 2021 at 12:26 am    


The Battle of Stones River will be held just south of Lebanon Tennessee, Oct.23-25,2021.Walk on fee is $25. This is a new National Event, with a new Confederate Division, “Army of the Deep South”. Still time to make it. Take a look at:
https://stonesriver2021.com

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