2023 Vermont Living History Expo Postponed
We regret to announce that the 2023 Vermont Living History Expo been postponed. Due to numerous scheduling and staffing issues from our vendors, we will be unable to put on the quality of show that you've come to expect and that we pride ourselves on presenting. Please stay tuned as we work on rescheduling this event. In the meantime, be in the look out for our last two events of the year: The Vermont Steampunk Expo and the 4th Annual Vermont Holiday Market.
The 3rd Annual Vermont Living History Expo
September 21-22, 2024 at the Champlain Valley Expo
in Essex Junction, Vermont
The Living History Expo is a family friendly event for all ages. The event will host over two dozen reenactment groups representing the Roman Legions, Medieval Knights, the American Revolution, the Napoleonic era, the American Civil War, both World Wars and much more.
We will also be joined by a number of historical societies and museums, Veteran support groups, vehicle displays, period crafters and vendors. View the reenactment groups here!
Patrons will have the opportunity to interact with the different groups in their encampments as well as watch troop drills and period craft demonstrations. Attendees and participants are excited about the Living History Expo as it provides both a fun and educational event for all ages. It is a great ‘hands-on’ event for Homeschoolers and students of history.
Come enjoy a day of family fun at the Vermont Living History Expo, September 21st & 22nd, 2024 from 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday at the Champlain Valley Exposition 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont.
This event is kid-friendly, so bring the whole family for a hands-on way to learn about history. Kids under 6 and Parking are both Free!
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 6pm
Tickets are $20 for one day or $30 for two days.
Kids 6-12 are $5.
Kids under 6 get in FREE.
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What is Living History?
Living history is an activity that incorporates historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that seeks to give observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time. Although it does not necessarily seek to reenact a specific event in history, living history is similar to, and sometimes incorporates, historical reenactment. Living history is an educational medium used by living history museums, historic sites, heritage interpreters, schools and historical reenactment groups to educate the public or their own members in particular areas of history, such as clothing styles, pastimes and handicrafts, or to simply convey a sense of the everyday life of a certain period in history. – Wikipedia
The Vermont Living History Expo is held annually at the Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT 05452. For the best lodging rates, contact Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center and let them know you’re attending the Vermont Living History Expo.
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What is Militaria?
Militaria are artifacts or replicas of military, police, etc., collected for their historical significance. Such antiques include firearms, swords, knives, and other equipment such as uniforms, military orders and decorations and insignia. An alternate name, used by many dealers, for militaria is ‘military antiquities’ or ‘military antiques’. – Wikipedia