Recreating the American Revolution
For many persons throughout Canada and the United States, researching and reading about the Loyalists is not enough. Many have decided to recreate the past by joining a Living History group that portrays one of the original regiments of the American Revolution.
Through dedicated research, these groups participate in battle reenactments, encampments, etc. throughout North America, bringing the Loyalist perspective alive for visitors and the public in general.
Generally, the groups portray a particular regiment as it appeared during an exact period of the war. Serving alongside their British and German allies, these groups take the field and do "battle" with their Rebel and allied adversaries.
In addition to the soldiers, the followers of the army (i.e., the women and children) are also accurately portrayed.
Taking on the roles of soldiers' wives, refugees, merchants, sutlers and all manner of 18th Century citizens, they add an important element to recreating the period and make Living History an activity that the entire family can enjoy.
Click on any of the buttons to the left to explore that section of our site. Here is a brief explanation of what you can expect to find in each section...
A listing of some of the major living history groups around the U.S. and Canada, including contact information and schedules of events.
A fun series of recent and not-so-recent photographs of living history events and participants. If you are involved in living history, you just might see someone you know. And if you're not, it's a great way to envision how the Loyalists might have looked and lived.
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