Latest Historical reenactment News

Revolutionary War re-enactments bring history to life

Oct. 1, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

WINSTED, Conn. (AP) — For Michael Miller, performing Revolutionary War re-enactments has become not just a passion, but a family affair. With his 20-year-old son, Alexander, by his side, Miller performed a musket-firing demonstration for spectators at the seventh annual Winchester Center Day on Saturday....

Kentucky state park celebrating 18th century attack on fort

Sep. 9, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Fort Boonesborough State Park is hosting its annual "1778 Siege of Boonesborough" weekend later this month. Events at the Madison County park will include a battle re-enactment on the afternoons of Sept. 28 and 29 and a night battle at dusk on the 28th, a Saturday. The event...

Veteran reenactor announces plan for 2020 Gettysburg event

Sep. 8, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A veteran Civil War reenactor in Pennsylvania says he will take over planning a 2020 reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg after the organization behind the annual event said it didn't intend to host one next summer. Dustin Heisey of Manheim, who says he has been taking part in...

Schools now limit Spanish conquistador re-enactors' visits

Sep. 6, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Annual school visits by Spanish conquistador re-enactors in Santa Fe are being limited under new rules amid criticism their visits whitewashed the violent history of the Spanish conquest of Native Americans in New Mexico. The Santa Fe school board voted last year to shrink the...

Group doesn't plan to host Gettysburg reenactment in 2020

Sep. 4, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The organization behind the annual reenactments of the Civil War battle of Gettysburg says it doesn't plan on hosting such an event in the summer of 2020. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee said in a post on its website that after a quarter century of organizing the annual July...