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2012 – A Retrospective

2012 - A Retrospective

2012 has been an interesting year, with more than its share of ups and downs, to be sure. As some of you know, I have had some personal bumps in the road, including some unpleasant health problems, which have affected my ability to get out to events as well as mind this blog as much […]

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It Was A Dark and Stormy Night…

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night...

Here is an email that I got from our correspondent, Patricia Patterson: Dear Rowelsburg, Just a note to say thanks again. It was a bit rough this year, but as usual you came through. We arrived on Friday, a very warm Friday and after drinking a couple of gallons of water, the tent was up, […]

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Rowlesburg Volume II

 Rowlesburg Volume II

Patricia Patterson is one of our most creative and original contributors. Here are her musings on the Rowlesburg event. I was thinking about the standard AAR template, and then ever the curious researcher, I read a variety of reenactor AAR’s just for grins.  I read some of the past AAR’s, some of my own, many […]

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2011 WORLD WAR II LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

2011 WORLD WAR II LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

  This report by our correspondent, Matt Gillespie, is the first in a series of impressions on last week’s Rowlesburg WWII living history weekend. Not many would know or even believe that tucked away in the mountains of Rowlesburg, WV would be such a high quality museum as well as a high quality living history.  […]

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Rowlesburg WWII Weekend

Rowlesburg WWII Weekend

On the weekend of June 19, 2010, Rowlesburg, WV  and the Greatest Generation Society held their annual WWII Weekend. This is one of my favorite annual events for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the hospitality of the event sponsors and the community.  We were provided with a spaghetti dinner on […]

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WVRA School of the Soldier

WVRA School of the Soldier

The town of Rowlesburg, WV played host to the annual WVRA School of the soldier again this year, on the weekend of May 1st. This was a small event with probably no more than fifteen to a side. There was a small spectated reenactment of the Battle of Rowlesburg on Saturday, which was probably more […]

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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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Rowlesburg, WV WWII event 2009

Rowlesburg, WV WWII event 2009

Despite the obligatory rain on Friday, the weather was quite nice for the rest of the weekend for this event.  There were several more reenactors than last year and for many of those who had been there before, the displays were bigger and better than ever. Especially impressive was the camp of the U.S. Navy […]

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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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Rowlesburg, WV 2008

Rowlesburg, WV 2008

On June 29, we exhibited at Rowlesburg, WV. We set up our Soviet exhibit. World War II Reenacting/Living History is a relatively new segment of the hobby in West Virginia, but it is growing in interest in the Reenactor community and also is attracting the interest of the general public. Rowlesburg, WV puts on a […]

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