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Capturing History

connecting with the past, through living history

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Capturing History explores the various points of view in living history and reenacting.  The living history community is made up of a diverse group of people and we hope to post something for everyone.  We will explore all aspects of... Continue Reading →

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Williamsburg Grand Illumination

On Grand Illumination weekend,  the wreaths at Colonial Williamsburg are put up by 12:30 PM.  It happens the same time every year, which is the first Saturday in December, that is just the start of the weekend festivities.  There are... Continue Reading →

Gettysburg Address

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether... Continue Reading →

Sitting Bull Quote

"Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most." — Sitting... Continue Reading →

Women in Civil War: Mentoring Weekend

Women's Contributions & Challenges of the Civil War: Mentoring Weekend Museum: DANIEL LADY FARM Where: GETTYSBURG, PA WHEN: JUNE 10-12, 2016 WEATHER: CHANCE OF RAIN My sister and I came across this event through some facebook friends and other facebook pages... Continue Reading →

150th Battle of New Market

My time at the Battle of New Market Battlefield for their annual Reenactment was worth it.  I left knowing a lot more about the battle than when I came.  I still have a lot more to learn about this particular... Continue Reading →

Fort Frederick, 18th Century Market

For those who are new to the hobby it can be overwhelming when it comes to clothing.  So do your research before going to reenactments and especially before you go to Fort Frederick's 18th Century Market Faire.  And of course remember... Continue Reading →

American Civil War Events for 2014

Missed 150th event in the past?  Don't worry there is still plenty to see and do in 2014.  Provided below are all the special 150th Reenactments happening in 2014.  If you would like to view all American Civil War related... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Gettysburg 150th

Whether this is your first time going to an American Civil War reenactment or your fifth time there are few things you need to do first.  This will help and prepare you for any disappointments you may come across. PLAN... Continue Reading →

Military Through The Ages

If you are someone who is interested in living history or reenacting but aren't sure which time period(s) you would like to portray.  A Military Thru the Ages maybe the type of event(s) you are looking for. I first started... Continue Reading →

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