Living History Events

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Listed below are other living history events that are not tied to specific wars, but are of interest to living history enthusiasts, reenactors and buckskinners. All information and photos are taken directly from the Event’s websites.

April 18-19, 2015
Under the Crown and Colonial Trades Fair
Hosted by Colonial Times
Website: http://www.colonialtimes.us/undercrown.html
Registration Form: http://www.colonialtimes.us/pdf/UCrown.pdf
The weekend will be filled with new ways to learn and experience the history of Augusta and North Augusta. Historical reenactors will be at the Living History Park to allow a glimpse of the period of the American Revolution.
FREE ADMISSION
SATURDAY (10:00–5:00)
Dana Cheney calls the dances at 11:00, 1:30, and 4:00
SUNDAY (10:00–4:00)
Anglican church service at 10:30
Dana Cheney calls the dances at 1:00 and 3:00.
All weekend long historical interpreters will show you colonial life and skills. Musketry, sewing, firestarting, woodworking, blacksmithing, tools and trades of the period as well as interactive discussions and activities with the interpreters will fill the day.

 

October 9-11, 2015
Fall Encampment at Martin’s Station
Location: Near Rose Hill, VA
Site: Martin’s Station at Wilderness Road State Park
Website: http://www.historicmartinsstation.com/encampment.html

Martin’s Fall Encampment brings the frontier to life with a weekend of history and adventure. Become immersed in living history as you meet historical figures such as Joseph Martin, John Redd and others as they gather for a festive social before the harsh winter months invade the Powell’s Valley. Visit an 18th century market faire, meet skilled colonial tradesmen and participate in life as it was on Virginia’s frontier.

During your visit on Saturday, follow the sounds of bluegrass music to the Karlan Mansion as the Friends and the park celebrate our rich historical and cultural heritage at the annual Heritage Festival. Appalachian craft-makers fill the lawn of the Karlan mansion with their wares as bluegrass music dances in the air. The always popular Children’s Festival offers young ones games, bounce houses, a clown and other entertainment. The sweet smell of home cooking by vendors will tickle your taste buds and make your visit pleasurable.

May 13-15, 2016
Raid at Martin’s Station
Location: Near Rose Hill, VA
Site: Martin’s Station at Wilderness Road State Park
Website: http://www.historicmartinsstation.com/raid.html

Witness history come alive as hundreds of living historians re-enact life at Joseph Martin’s frontier fort. Watch as two cultures clash and the flames of war are once again ignited on Virginia’s frontier. Activities include tours of Cherokee Warrior and Colonial Militia camps, frontier fort life, and 18th century merchants and colonial traders selling their wares. Various seminars on 18th century topics will be conducted by world renowned historians and lecturers. Frontier battles between the natives and the settlers highlight the event at 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. War is imminent.

The Raid at Martin’s Station reenactment can be better described as an “on-going living history demonstration” rather than a “reenactment” by its usual definition. While the event is hosted and coordinated by the Wilderness Road State Park, the Friends of Wilderness Road sponsor the event. The activities associated with the Raid and trade fair are the combined efforts of the local civic, community, and school groups, 18th century suttlers and merchants, and various military and native reenactment groups.