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Is there anyone on this forum who is into Living History, any period ?
Into Living history most definitely- as a re-enactor no not yet. A friend of mine does the Viking period and has often asked me to join her group but with young children I just dont feel like its the right time.
In QLD each year we have History Alive at Fort Lytton which is usually Military historical reenacting mostly (my military history mad Dad loves it) and the Abbey Medieval Festival each year in July which spans a much larger time frame. Its fascinating to go and see (we have been every year for the past 6) and people really do put a lot of work and research into it. I think the kids get more out of seeing it in real life than learning history from a dusty old textbook.
Le Loup post=355990 wrote: Is there anyone on this forum who is into Living History, any period ?
I’m not a re-enactor, but definitely interested in the skills of earlier periods. There was a living history weekend here in March at Old Reynella, which had re-enactors from WWII, early SA colonial, Napoleonic period, Vikings and Mediaeval groups. http://www.festivalofhistory.com.au/
It was fantastic and I spent two days there! There was also the Gumeracha fair (http://medievalsa.org/) but unfortunately I couldn’t get there.
At the moment I’m too busy with other things to be involved other than trying new (old) skills and going to events like that, but definitely thinking about it for later.
Well if you choose the right group, that is what we do. We teach & practice primitive & period living skills & wilderness survival skills. If you are interested, you are welcome to join our group’s forum at: