This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 36th Annual Kalamazoo Living History Show. The attendees in anachronistic costumes wandered the halls of the fairgrounds, attended history seminars and other panels, bought, sold, traded, identified and appraised antiques and replicas, and generally had fun in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The theme of this years show was, “War Drums, Intrigue, Prophecy, and Trembling Earth Enemies Born Again for the War of 1812.” The seminars focussed on the battles of Tippecanoe, Fort Wayne, and Fort Recovery with discussion of the Colonial American, British, and Native American aspects of the battles and how they related to the War of 1812.
Wares being bought, sold, and traded included cloth and leather goods, hatchets, axes, and knives, black powder rifles and related products, beads, books, blankets and many other items.
For more photos check out my Kalamazoo Living History Gallery.