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Initial 2018 Calendar of events

Here is what we have so far for the coming year through April. January 2018 WWI – Jan 12-14, 2018: “Bathelémont: Baptism of Fire”(Hosted by FR 90 (German) and the 18th RI (French)). Time period: November 1917. Event held at the Caesar Krauss Great War Memorial Site, Newville, PA. http://www.greatwarassociation.com/Schedule.html WWII – Battle of the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Events Upcoming this fall

Here are some new events that I have recently been informed about, as well  as reminders of others upcoming this fall: A WW2 period dress, Hangar Dance will be held at Carroll County Airport October 17, 2009  This is part of an Air Show October 16-19, call 410-591-3315 or e-mail www.collingsfoundation.org for more information. On […]

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Upcoming Event – The Battle of Rich Mountain

The weekend of July 11-12 will once again see the biannual reenactment of the Battle of Rich Mountain near Beverly, WV.  In June, 1861, Major General George B. McClellan took command of Union troops in Western Virginia and on the 27th of that month, set out  for Randolph County to engage the Confederate forces there.  […]

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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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Memorial Day Parades – Coraopolis and Lawrenceville, PA

Memorial Day Parades - Coraopolis and Lawrenceville, PA

Several reenactors from the 28th Infantry Division, Co. K, participated in the Memorial Day parades in Coraopolis and Lawrenceville, PA. We met in Cora0polis and drove to Lawrenceville in Dan Evans’ 1942 Dodge weapons carrier. This was actually a very pleasant ride and we were well recieved by the crowds lining the street. The parade […]

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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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Quest for the Graves of Two Brave Boys in Blue

Quest for the Graves of Two Brave Boys in Blue

On Sunday, April 19, 2009 Jim Barnes and I visited the graves of two brave soldiers that fought for the Union during the Civil War, Jesse Taylor and John Shanes.  When I took the Civil War bus trip last fall (see related story  CW Bus Trip in past posts) I had heard the story of […]

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Civil War reenactment causing division

From Appleton, Wisconsin,(Courtesy of  WLUK-TV Channel 11) March 12, 2009: Reporter: Evan Perrault APPLETON – It’s a war that divided the nation, now it seems to be dividing parents and administrators in the Appleton School District. “Hopefully we can get people to change their minds,” said Theresa Kersten. “This is 20 minutes of a living […]

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Upcoming Event: Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville, Virginia

We received this communique this morning. All time periods are welcome! I am writing to see if I can post an invitation to single or an organization who would like to attend a living history weekend at Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville Virginia. I have had Civil War Reenactors there for the last […]

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Upcoming Event: WWII Eastern Front Event in Alabama

This just in from the 197th Guards. It looks like a good one for the guys in the Southern region. Check out the list of  vehicles at the bottom: Operation Winters Storm April 17, 18 & 19, 2009 Eastern Front Florala, AL WebSite: http://sites.google.com/site/197thguard/Home/events/WinterStorm Registration: $20 This includes a Saturday night meal. “Last year’s attendance […]

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Event Notice – Odessa Eastern Front Event 09

Event Notice - Odessa Eastern Front Event 09

There will be an East Front event held at the Odessa site on April 24-26, 2009. The event fee is $20.00. There will be no vendors, however there will be blank ammunition for sale. The hosts will be furnishing firewood and Porta-potties. Bring your own food and water. The ground will be too soft for […]

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Arthurdale Heritage: 1940’s Valentine’s Day “Canteen Dance”

Arthurdale Heritage: 1940’s Valentine’s Day “Canteen Dance”

1940’s Valentine’s Day “Canteen Dance” On Valentine’s Day,  Arthurdale Heritage will be hosting a 1940’s style dance; complete with the swing music from the Big Band era! WWII Reenactors in uniform very welcome! Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009 Time: 7-10 pm Arthurdale Center Hall, Arthurdale, WV Music provided by Freedom & Pride – DJ & […]

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28th Infantry Unit Meeting

28th Infantry Unit Meeting

On Sunday, January 11, I ventured out in the snow to the Pittsburgh area for a winter meeting of the 28th Infantry Division, 110th Infantry Reg. Company K. The primary focus of the meeting was to map out the schedule for the coming year. An agenda covering events from April through December, 2009 was mapped […]

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General Meade’s Birthday Party – Attention to Orders

General Meade's Birthday Party - Attention to Orders

This notice just came in today. Especially interesting for Civil War Reenactors in the Philadelphia area. GENERAL MEADE’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & NEW YEAR’S TOAST The annual General Meade Birthday Celebration will mark the 193rd anniversary of the birth of General George G. Meade, commander of the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg. A parade […]

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21st Century Abe: Finding Abe

We recently received the following communication regarding a new project involving a subject of interest to living historians in general and Civil War living historians in particular: Abraham Lincoln is turning 200 in February, and we want you to celebrate his bicentennial with us! My name is Alexis Lerro and I work for a company […]

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Cumberland Goes to War & Western MD Scenic Trains

In looking at a link about Christmas Trains for my youngsters, I found out that the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers historic train rides this month with a WWII theme.  Here’s the scoop: This November, WMSR Goes To War! As part of a community tribute to America’s Greatest Generation, the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad will […]

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1940’s Radio Hour

The 1940s Radio Hour (Find out more on Facebook) Presented by WV Wesleyan College Event InfoType: Music/Arts – Performance When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 8:00pm through Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 2:00pm Location: Atkinson Auditorium, Buckhannon, WV Description: The 1940’s Radio Hour takes the audience on a nostalgic trip down memory lane into a […]

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New England Eastern Front Event, 2008 (Submitted Event)

Earl F. Leavitt Jr. & Jim Forster Present: NEW ENGLAND EASTERN FRONT EVENT, 2008 Location: Haydenville, Mass. When: Friday 24 Oct. 3PM/ 1500hrs. Property open for early arrival, Overnight camping. If you are not familiar with the location please arrive before 8PM to insure you are camping in the right place! Saturday 25 Oct. Registration […]

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Updated Event Schedule (Sept. 17, 2008)

This Weekend! September 20-21. World War II Weekend Location: Eisenhower Farm, Gettysburg National Historic Site, Gettysburg, PA. WWII Weekend On September 20-21, the National Park Service will sponsor a World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. An authentic recreation of both Allied and German army camps, complete with original World […]

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