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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
12:52 pm
Right, this is an odd question...probably. :)

Please can you recommend medieval event websites/ renfaire events, from or used in the UK because that is where we are (USA-only sites are no use!) where we may be able to list a medieval show?

I'll explain some background so that you hopefully see what I mean with regard to relevance.

Basically, I am secretary and publicist for a small non-profit community theatre company which specialises in newly written/ researched work about the history and legends of our local area. Now we have a huge (our biggest ever) medieval show coming up in January, this isn't a standard theatre show - as in, the actors on a stage and the audience sat in an auditorium. Instead, we have set our show up like a medieval hall, where all the action takes place, with the drama, plus live medieval music, mummers, dancers, gymnasts, and a Royal visit, taking place as part of the show, with the audience being seated as they would have been in a medieval hall as guests. The story is, in fact, a true story.

So, aside from the usual - events websites, theatre websites, local papers and radio, our social networks, posters in local shops, etc etc, we are looking for websites related to things medieval, where we could also post up a link to, or ad for the shows.
Thanks ever so much for any recommendations. :)
Friday, July 27th, 2012
2:15 pm
New sheriff in town
juliann has graciously allowed me to be co-mod for this community. So I'll be keeping an eye on the Russian spammers.

Not that this comm has been very active lately. But we can try to change that. I'd love to see folks posting about living history here again! What sorts of things have our members been up to lately?

The big news in my century is the discovery of medieval underthings.

Saturday, October 9th, 2010
9:31 pm
Q&A site for history
Stack Exchange might open a question & answer site on history. The format will be similar to, e.g., Math Overflow. The site will be created if enough people promise to participate. So if you interested, please go here and click on "Commit".
Saturday, August 28th, 2010
11:44 am
Knights in armour....

Xposted to a couple of comms . Hope the post is allowed

I am selling a steel chain mail coif on behalf of a friend, its never been used (just tried on once), and its a small size ideal for an older child or teen.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
4:12 pm
CAF Hanger Dance, Fleming Field, MN, May 2010
Click for more photos:

Current Mood: anxious
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
6:27 pm
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
4:41 am
Photos from Battle of the Bulge Reenactment FIG 2010
Fort Indiantown Gap, PA USA January, 2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
8:20 am
Contact info for Marching Through Time
Anyone have the contact information for Marching Through Time in Glen Dale Maryland in April? My group would like to attend. I e-mailed the address on the Web site weeks ago and haven't heard anything back. If you could put me in touch with the coordinator, I'd be eternally grateful!

UPDATE - Got it! Thanks! =D
Saturday, December 26th, 2009
7:42 pm
Friday, November 13th, 2009
9:00 pm
For the Medieval Reenactors out there
Medieval battle records go online.

The detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers - including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt - have gone online.

The database of those who fought in the Hundred Years War reveals salaries, sickness records and who was knighted.

The full profiles of soldiers from 1369 to 1453 will allow researchers to piece together details of their lives.

BBC article here -> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8160081.stm

The database is here -> http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/

Cross posted
Monday, November 9th, 2009
11:14 pm
The Georgia Regency Society invites you to Tea

My name is Stephanie Coté, and I am the founder of the brand new Georgia Regency Society, a chapter of the Regency Society of America. It has been brought to my attention that the members of this group may be interested in joining us for our events so I am here to introduce us and invite you to be a part of the Georgia Regency Society.

We are a group of people who have come together through the love of all things from this era, whether it be the clothing, food, culture, music and dance, literature, or just good company. Our first event is coming up in a few weeks and it's my pleasure to invite you all to join us on December 5th, 2009 for a Regency Costumed Afternoon Tea and Lunch at the Sugarplums Tea Room in scenic Canton, Georgia.

For full details and RSVP information please see the events page of our website. If you'd like to RSVP, or have any questions or comments, please direct them to info@garegency.org.

Thank you so much, we hope to see you there!

Stephanie Coté
The Georgia Regency Society

x-posted to garegency, 19th_century, janeaustenfans, teafortwo, oldfashioned, regencyclothing, jane_austen, reenacting, and livinghistory

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
5:14 am
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
11:59 pm
Civil War/ Steampunk/ Renaissance Re-enacting Clothing for Sale
Here is a listing of all of my Civil War clothing pieces for sale on EBay. They are all in excellent condition, with no reserve price. Starting bid is set at $9.99

Three Boned hoopskirt
Lot of two aprons, a set of bloomers and a underskirt
Dark plaid day skirt
Light striped day skirt
Black day working bonnet
White canvas working shoulder bag
Formal Blue satin day bonnet
Lot of two hairpieces
White, boned working corset
Gothic Black Gown with Medievil Style Gauze Sleeves
Reversible Renaissance corset
Steampunk/Victorian red raw silk dress with black lace, beading and fringe

The following is listed with a $175 dollar reserve:
Medici style ballgown in cream and emerald green moire silk taffeta

In case anyone wants random items too...Collapse )
Saturday, July 25th, 2009
3:00 pm
Friday, July 17th, 2009
7:42 am
Friday Funnies - Six Events People Love to Reenact
Found this online. I have no idea how old the article is, but I just had to share.

Six events people love to reenact.

I totally want to do Number Six! All I need is a flock of geese…..

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
6:14 pm
WW2 Days - Reenactor Registration Open

Registration for Midwest's largest WWII living history event is now open.

If you are interested in reserving space for your own unit, you need to do so ASAP (deadline Sept 1st), they fill up fast.

The following is the Reenactor Information website:


Here is the registration website:


Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
11:09 pm
Colonial Civil War Medici style ballgown
After much thought and consideration, I have decided to sell my ball gown. I used to be very active in Civil War Reenactments, and this was my labour of love.

The description...Collapse )

This is a one of a kind piece, hand-made with love and attention to detail. Don't settle for mass-manufactured ballgowns..go with something unique and beautiful as you are. My reserve is set at $200, which is a steal for such a gorgeous piece.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
6:23 pm
MN Transportation Museum Living History Display & Swing Dance
Railroads on Active Duty-MTM Event The Jackson Street Roundhouse, St, Paul MN
Date: 18 April 2009, Saturday 10:00 AM
Railroads on Active Duty

April 18-19, 2009 St. Paul MN

Come join the Minnesota Transportation Museum’s Jackson Street Roundhouse, in a tribute to the men and women who moved goods and people across the country during World War II. (WWII)

The Jackson Street Roundhouse’s Railroads on Active Duty event remembers the influence of transportation during WWII. The museum will offer unlimited rides on vintage train cars and classic buses like the soldiers rode, featuring new exhibits (including authentic World War II military uniforms, war-time posters and magazine ads, military model train cars on display, and more), historic re-enactors in a live WWII headquarters display, period army and civilian vehicles, children’s crafts and toys of the era, plus museum and restoration shop tours.

On Saturday evening from 7 PM to 10 PM the Roseville Big Band will provide live music; join us for a fantastic swing dancing event!

Also, experience interactive railroading and transportation exhibits including steam engines and rolling stock restoration. Plus, witness daily railroading operations, which include one of the nation’s last fully functioning roundhouse turntables, and watch rail traffic on the adjacent mainline, one of the critical rail arteries of the Upper Midwest.

The Jackson Street Roundhouse is conveniently located one exit north of downtown St. Paul, at the Pennsylvania Ave exit on I35E, then west on Pennsylvania Avenue (193 Pennsylvania Ave E. 55130).

Railroads on Active Duty weekend event
April 18th and 19th; 10 AM – 5 PM
Dance April 18th 7 PM – 10 PM
Adults $12, Children $8 Dance admission $10

Open regular hours year-round,
Wednesdays 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM

For specific daily and special event information, directions, sponsorship opportunities, advance tickets, and more information visit www.trainride.org or call 651-228-0263

Pat Kytola, Museum Director, Minnesota Transportation Museum
Office 651-228-0263 ext 3104
Sunday, April 12th, 2009
7:41 pm
Awareness: Save Historical Black Houses | CableVision Editorial

Save the Freeman Houses

September 17, 2008

Not far from Harbor Yard in Bridgeport's South End stand two structures that appear derelict but are of historic importance. They are said to be the oldest homes in the state constructed by African-Americans. In fact, it was two sisters who built them, Eliza and Mary Freeman, all the way back in the 1840s. They're all that is left of a once vital seaside community known as Little Liberia.

For several years the Freeman Houses have been owned by a nonprofit called Action for Bridgeport Community Development (ABCD). Speaking for the group on News 12's Our Lives program, Maisa Tisdale said ABCD has researched and protected the buildings, but plans to renovate them have been stalled by an ongoing legal problem with the city over property taxes.

The city, which claims the right to tax nonprofits that own real estate but aren't using it, says ABCD owes $116,000. Because the agency has not paid, Bridgeport recently moved to take title of the properties and then foreclosed on them. A court ruling supported the city's action.

But fearing demolition, ABCD appealed that ruling and was granted 90 days--that's until November--to find a resolution. The good news is that the city, according to Mayor Finch, agrees that preservation of these homes should be a priority. But of course money as always is the problem.

We hope a settlement can be arrived at. This region--way beyond Bridgeport--is replete with preservation activists and fund-raisers who could step in and help here. And soon, we hope. According to the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the structures are rapidly approaching the point of no return. Too much valuable history and heritage are at stake to neglect them any longer.

Visit TheFreemanHouses.com to learn more and help!

original article
Thursday, April 9th, 2009
8:11 pm
New Community
Because I'm always finding articles and links about history that I like, but never know where to post them, I started a new community:


So, it's pretty much an anything-goes place for now, the only guidelines being 1) post something related to a time period prior to 1990 2) don't copy and paste the entirety of any article you did not write yourself (unless you were given permission to do so) and 3) don't be a jackass.
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