Capturing History

connecting with the past, through living history


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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 →


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 →

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 →

Market & Trade Fairs

Market & Trade fairs are great places to find & buy equipment you can't find any where else.  As well as get some great stuff on sale.  Please check the following list as it will continue to grow... 18th Century... Continue Reading →

NPS Battle Reenactment Policy

   Battle Reenactments Why you won't see one held at the National Parks?  

Measurements Guide

When attending a costuming workshop it is a good idea to right your measurements before hand.  Provided below is a guide that explains the various different measurements needed to create clothing. References: Measurements Dress4 Dance | Tangerine Boutique |  Threads In Time |

Reenactors Would Stop/Start Doing

Reenactors Network our facebook page has existed for sometime and tries to promote the good and sometimes ugly aspects of the hobby.  When it was first created our goal was to gain information so that information would and could be... Continue Reading →

Patterns of Fashion

Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, C.1560-1620 by: Janet Arnold Summary: The cut and construction of clothes worn by men and women during the 1560s and 1620s.    A brief history, description, construction and patterns... Continue Reading →

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