The 2nd Annual Vermont Living History Expo
September 23-24, 2023 at the Champlain Valley Expo
in Essex Junction, Vermont
The Vermont Living History Expo is an all-ages event that features numerous vendors, reenactment encampments, static displays and live demos. The Expo covers both indoor and outdoor venues.
Participants will include reenactment groups from across the eastern US representing units and groups from medieval times, the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, World War I and II as well as a number of conflicts since.
The Expo welcomes vendors, military and civilian reenactment groups, historic vehicle owners, veteran groups and everyone interested in the history of Vermont, The US and the world thru the ages. Interested parties should reach out via email.
This event is kid-friendly, so bring the whole family for a hands-on way to learn about history.
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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 Baymont by Wyndham Essex Burlington Area or Days Inn by Wyndham Colchester Burlington 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