History comes alive this weekend at the Kalamazoo Living History Show

Now Recruiting, The Kalamazoo Living History Show!Now Recruiting, The Kalamazoo Living History Show!
Now Recruiting, The Kalamazoo Living History Show!
Now Recruiting, The Kalamazoo Living History Show!Now Recruiting, The Kalamazoo Living History Show!

Now Recruiting, The Kalamazoo Living History Show!

This weekend in Kalamazoo, history comes to life at the 38th annual Kalamazoo Living History Show.

Living History in Kalamazoo

Living History in Kalamazoo

If last year’s history repeats itself, over 10,000 spectators,  artists, craftsmen, performers, and 19th century historical reenactors will assemble for this year’s show, themed, “The Alamo: ‘Victory or Death!'”

Whether you come to buy, sell, learn, or just have fun Its a great show!

Whether you come to buy, sell, learn, or just have fun Its a great show!

 

The Kalamazoo Living History Show will take place Saturday March 16  from 9 until 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 from 9 until 4 p.m. at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center in the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The Kalamazoo Living History Show is a great time for all ages

The Kalamazoo Living History Show is a great time for all ages

The Kalamazoo Living History Show combines historical lectures, music, art and museum quality exhibits, awesome costumes (or rather historical accouterments!), and of course, hundreds of artists, craftsmen, sellers, traders, and exhibitors.

Leslie Martin Conwell smiles after announcing the 2012 show broke 10,000 attendees

Leslie Martin Conwell smiles after announcing the 2012 show broke 10,000

Guest speakers include William Sheets, Terry Todish, and from Native Sun Productions, Gary Foreman.  Music and dance performers include the Bush Native American Drum and Dance, the SouthEastern WaterSpider Drum, and the musical duo, Jim’s Red Pants.

Wares of all kinds will be on display for your perusal and purchase

Wares of all kinds will be on display for your perusal and purchase

The price of admission is $7 for one day, $10 for the weekend, and children 12 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult!)

Soldiers and civilians will mix and mingle as they browse the booths

Soldiers and civilians will mix and mingle as they browse the booths

Everyone at the show wearing their pre-1890s garb will be eligible to win the door prizes!

Fun people and fun times await!

Fun people and fun times await!

 

For history buffs, 19th century reenactors, Steampunks who want to learn more about America in the 1800’s and want to find the perfect piece to finish off that outfit before the Up in the Aether Convention in Dearborn this May, this is the place to be this weekend!  So come by boat, plane, train, horse, or DeLorean, (just leave your time machines and death rays outside or you’ll scare the natives!)

For more photos from the Kalamazoo Living History Show check out The Weird Review Kalamazoo Living History Show photo galleries for 2011 and 2012

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