This weekend in Kalamazoo, history comes to life at the 38th annual Kalamazoo Living History Show.
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!'”
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 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.
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.
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!)
Everyone at the show wearing their pre-1890s garb will be eligible to win the door prizes!
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!)