War reenactors, pre-1890 goods, Native American drumming, dancing & early-American music
Kalamazoo, Mich. — This March, Kalamazoo might have you feeling like you’re walking through history.
More than 10,000 reenactors from the French and Indian War through the Civil War, history buffs, collectors and the general public from the U.S. and Canada are expected to attend the 38th Annual Kalamazoo Living History Show™ March 16-17, 2013 at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center (Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake St. in Kalamazoo).
The Kalamazoo Living History Show is open to the general public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17. Admission is $7 for a single-day adult pass; $10 for a weekend adult pass. Children 12 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. Program times will be posted at kalamazooshow.com several weeks prior to the show.
This juried, nationally-recognized show attracts more than 270 of the finest craftspeople and dealers of pre-1890 living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the U.S. It will feature period music and Native American drumming and dance; musicians and performers include the Bush Native American Drum and Dance, SouthEastern WaterSpider and the musical duo Jim’s Red Pants. There also will be children’s activities and light snacks in a seated, relaxed atmosphere.
This year’s theme is “The Alamo: ‘Victory of Death!’” and knowledgeable presenters bring to life the men whose battle cry was “Victory or Death!” and the Texans’ iconic fight against insurmountable odds. Scheduled speakers include Gary Foreman of Native Sun Productions, William Sheets, and Terry Todish.
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