Related Links

Any living historian who desires to further their knowledge will generally begin their research on the internet. Living History Resources can provide you with links as they are found or submitted. Below is the beginning of a list that will start you on your way to gaining more knowledge about living history, reenacting, those who do it, and what it takes to become a reenactor or living historian.




Costuming Resources:

  • La Couturiere Parisienne ~ 4,000 pictures, hundreds of article and period patterns.
  • Fashion Era ~ contains 890 content rich, illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum ~ their collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world.
  • Costume Society of America ~ for academics, museum professionals, students, and reenactors.
  • The Great Pattern Review ~ thinking of trying a new historical clothing pattern? Check out this website first to see if anyone had problems with it.

Forums & Facebook Groups:

French & Indian War:

Group’s Sites:


 (Rev War or Later):
  • Mesawmi – A group made up of mix of Native re-enactors (Shawnee, Delaware, etc.) in the West Virginia area



Various Historical Resources:

  • History Teacher  has many links for researching all things historical
  • The History Place has some rich links to American history
  • Smithsonian Education ~ The site is divided simply into three main categories: Educators, Families, and Students. The Educators section is keyword searchable and features lesson plans — many pertaining to history. The Students section features an interactive “Secrets of the Smithsonian” that teaches about the special collections at the Smithsonian.
  • American Needlework in the 18th Century ~ some lovely examples of extant embroidered pieces.

Research Websites:

Pre-1840’s Sites:

 Native American Sites:


Other Interesting Living History Links:

Merchants and Suppliers List: