Living History is the reenactment of times past via the reproduction of daily living and the activities therein - including wars, games, faires, artisans, and first-person interpretations - through historic research, period garb, and the use of an era's common tools and objects. It is used as both a means of educating others and remembering the times in which our ancestors lived. Living History Recreation.
In December 2000, Simon & Schuster agreed to pay Clinton a reported $8 million advance for what became Living History —a near-record figure to an author for an advance at that time. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Living history is an activity that incorporates historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that seeks to give observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time. Although it does not necessarily seek to reenact a specific event in history, living history is similar to, and sometimes incorporates, historical reenactment. Living history is an educational medium used by living history museums, historic sites, heritage interpreters, schools and historical reenactment groups to educate the public or their own members in particular areas of history, such as clothing styles, pastimes and handicrafts, or to simply convey a sense of the everyday life of a certain period in history.
- Historical reenactment - Historical reenactment is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate aspects of a historical event or period.
- Open-air museum - An open-air museum is a museum that exhibits collections of buildings and artifacts out-of-doors. They are also frequently known as museums of buildings or folk museums. The concept of an open-air museum originated in Scandinavia in the late 19th century and spread widely.
- The 1900 House - The 1900 House is a historical reality television programme made by Wall to Wall/Channel 4 in 1999. In the show, a modern family tries to live in the way of the late Victorians in 1900 for three months in a modified house. It was shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and PBS in America.
- The 1920s Berlin Project - The 1920s Berlin Project is a historical role-playing community in Second Life. It is a sim game intended to simulate daily life in Berlin during the Weimar Republic and give the appearance and feel of authentic 1920s Weimar culture.
- Little Woodham - Little Woodham, also known as "The Living History Village of Little Woodham" or "The Seventeenth Century Village", is a living museum dedicated to recreating life in a rural village in the mid-17th century. It is situated in ancient woodland in Rowner, on the Gosport peninsula, Hampshire.
- Old Bethpage Village Restoration - The Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a recreated living museum village in Old Bethpage, New York. The village opened in 1970 with dozens of historic structures that had been saved from demolition by Nassau County. Costumed actors provide demonstrations of 19th-century life.
- Historically themed events
- Historical reenactment by type
- Organization Association of Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) www
Organization for those involved in historical reenactment. Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM). Membership information, links, glossary and bibliography, employment postings, regional meetings, and board of directors. Association of Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).
- A Re-Enacting Glossary www
A humorous and serious guide to the jargon of historical hobbyists. Re-Enacting Glossary.
- Includes Reenactor.net www
Includes listing of historical societies, Reenactor.net, organizations, and associations. Articles on reenactment and an events calendar. Reenactor.net.
- Everyday Museum Village www
Everyday village life of 150 years ago is made avid by knowledgeable interpreters demonstrating life in the 19th Century. Museum Village.
- Based Lively Arts History Association (LAHA) www
Based in Southern California, Arts History Association (LAHA), LAHA fosters an understanding of history through the performing arts; programs include living history, lectures, concerts and vintage dance. Lively Arts History Association (LAHA).
- Search Histrenact - The Historical Reenactment Web Site www
Search engine and directory of the global historical reenactment community. The Historical Reenactment Web Site. Contains links to reenactment societies, trader details and other information for the global reenactment community. Histrenact - The Historical Reenactment Web Site.
- Hands-on Heart to Hearth Cookery with Susan McLellan Plaisted www
Hands-on classes, Hearth Cookery with Susan McLellan Plaisted, demos, slide and lecture programs for colonial and Native American cooking from the 17th through 20th centuries. Heart to Hearth Cookery with Susan McLellan Plaisted.
- Inspirational David Markovitz www
Inspirational and educational programs, Markovitz, presented as Theodore Roosevelt, using a blend of history and humor. Includes profile, photos and video. Orange, California. David Markovitz.
- Professional Mark Vance Historical Entertainments www
Professional historical interpretation and stage combat. Vance Historical Entertainments. Characters ranging from mounted medieval knights to Napoleonic duelists. Mark Vance Historical Entertainments.
- Resource Call To Arms www
Resource guide to the living history and heritage industry. Arms. News and how to subscribe. Call To Arms.
- Topics Blackfriars' Journal www
Topics include general stage combat and historical sword fighting. Journal. Sponsored by Skirmishers, the California-based theatrical combat performance group. Blackfriars' Journal.
- Renaissance Sherwood Forest Faire www
Renaissance Faire near Austin, Forest Faire, Texas. Sherwood Forest Faire.
- Theme Medieval World, USA www
Theme park scheduled to open in July, World, USA, 2005. Overview, photos, maps, sponsors, and project information. Medieval World, USA.
- Period Sullivan Press www
Period documents, Press, forms, books, and stationary; Colonial through Civil War. Sullivan Press.
- Goods Blue Heron Mercantile www
Goods and services used by and in historical reenactments with an online catalogue and information on services, Heron Mercantile, trail tips, trading post, historical events listings, resources and contacts. Blue Heron Mercantile.
- SCA The Silver Horde www
SCA household focusing on Mongol research, Silver Horde, arts, sciences and martial activities. The Silver Horde.
- The The Pennsic War www
The Official site for the Pennsic War, Pennsic War, a yearly event between the Kingdom of the East and Kingdom of the Middle. The Pennsic War.
- Alexa: Living History Recreation
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Living History Recreation
- DMOZ: Living History Recreation
dmoz.org Directory: Living History Recreation