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17 Must Read Historical Costuming Blogs

etienes chocolate girlFor many of us in the living history world, costume is what drew us there. Historical costuming gives us the ability to play dress-up in hand-made creations that let us recreate a much simpler time of life. I have many friends in the reenacting world that have more historical clothing than they do modern wear. Once upon a time, I was that person.

Historical costume blogging is still a relatively new niche. Since I stepped away from this website in 2010, several...

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The Statue of Liberty

"Statue of Liberty 7" by Elcobbola - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Statue_of_Liberty_7.jpg#/media/File:Statue_of_Liberty_7.jpg

“Statue of Liberty 7” by Elcobbola – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most familiar sights in the world. Today we celebrate the arrival of Lady Liberty at New York Harbor. Inspired by the Union victory of America’s War Between the States in 1865, anti-slave activist Edouard de Laboulaye proposed that a statue be built to commemorate the friendship between France and the United States. In 1871,...

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21 Best Patriotic Music CD’s

Best patriotic music for parades and backyard parties

The summer holidays are fast approaching and that means parades, picnics and family reunions. Music always sets the backdrop for any event, so if you need patriotic music for your local parade, fireworks display, city picnic or backyard barbecue, I have compiled the 21 BEST PATRIOTIC MUSIC CD’S available on Amazon.  These patriotic music selections artists include Lee Greenwood, the United States Air Force Band, Kate Smith, the Mormon Tabernacle choir, and...

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National History Day

I purposefully chose not to display any affiliate links in this post. I did not want to detract from the work of these students. PLEASE click through to see some wonderful examples of what these young people have produced. I was moved to tears more than once. And a simple Youtube search for “National History Day” will provide many hours of educational entertainment.

Did you know there is a National History Day? Neither did I. But I can’t say I’m surprised. It...

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What is Living History

What is Living History? There are multiple definitions of living history and it means different things to different people. A brief synopsis is re-creating a way of life from the past through physical interpretation utilizing historical artifacts –either original or reproduction- as well as modes of dress based on the time period being portrayed, in a setting where a battle was fought or community was re-created.

It is when people “live” history, historical...

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Updating Living-history.net

It has been a good long while since I have updated www.living-history.net and I spend several hours this evening refreshing my memory on how html works. Please bear with me while I get things sorted and refreshed. I hope to bring you new contact, updated news about events, groups, and resources. Please feel free to leave me a comment. Thanks!

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Why I’ve been gone so long

It has been five long years since I have done anything with this site. My life took some crazy turns with a few twists, but I’ve shaken the dust off and I’m back. And plan to make the site better than ever. Living History has always been a passion of mine and I hope that you, the reader, will find something to entertain you while you are here.

~Abigail

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