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.
- Historically themed events
- Historical reenactment by type
- A Re-Enacting Glossary www
A humorous and serious guide to the jargon of historical hobbyists. Re-Enacting Glossary.
- 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.
- Includes Reenactor.net www
Includes listing of historical societies, Reenactor.net, organizations, and associations. Articles on reenactment and an events calendar. Reenactor.net.
- 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).
- 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.
- Organization Living History Associates, Ltd. www
Organization brings four centuries of memorable history to life for education and entertainment to audiences throughout Virginia, History Associates, Ltd., neighboring states, and outside of the U.S.A.; keynote speakers, role playing historical characters, period musicians, tour guides. Contact and member information. Living History Associates, Ltd..
- Resource Call To Arms www
Resource guide to the living history and heritage industry. Arms. News and how to subscribe. Call To Arms.
- Focusing Íþrottír - a Viking Age Quarterly www
Focusing primarily on crafts, a Viking Age Quarterly, skills, and knowledge related to the early Middle Ages, as well as announcements of and reports on re-enactment events. Íþrottír - a Viking Age Quarterly.
- A Moscow Renaissance Fair www
A celebration of spring with food, Renaissance Fair, crafts, and live entertainment for kids and adults of all ages in Moscow, Idaho Moscow Renaissance Fair.
- Texas Texas Renaissance Festival www
Texas Renaissance Festival runs October and November at Plantersville, Renaissance Festival, Texas. Texas Renaissance Festival.
- Reproductions Der Dienst www
Reproductions of military medals, Dienst, badges, insignia and awards of items from 1775-1945. Der Dienst.
- Weaponry, Dopey Dragon Dry Goods www
Weaponry, Dragon Dry Goods, wooden eating implements, beads, feathers and skins/leather, clothing and rugs. Online catalog with images. (Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, USA) Dopey Dragon Dry Goods.
- A The Shire of Barren Sands www
A local SCA branch covering Atlantic, Shire of Barren Sands, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem Counties in southern New Jersey. The Shire of Barren Sands.
- Alexander Alexander's Pennsic War Website www
Alexander the Lost's guide to this premiere SCA event. Pennsic War Website. Message board for Pennsic parties and a rider board, pictures of prior Pennsic Wars. Alexander's Pennsic War Website.
- Alexa: Living History Recreation
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Living History Recreation
- DMOZ: Living History Recreation
dmoz.org Directory: Living History Recreation