1/4/2018: New year and new information on the site! Vendors section added to the Tech and Tips page. This list will grow as time goes on, remember, we do not endore them, only list them to assist our members. New photos to the home page, and lots more coming in the next few days to many of the sections on the site.
1/1/2018: A special HAPPY NEW YEAR to our reenacting friends in Europe! Reenacting is VERY big in the UK, and Eastern Europe.
12/2/2017: Were in prime reenacting season so if you have an event and want it listed email us.
9/15/2017: Rockford, IL WWII days is coming up next week. http://www.ww2rockfordevent.com/ Sept 20-24th 2017.
4/12/2017: This has come in for the LHRA. If your interesed, please email me for more details. Only US reenactors of course.
The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, recognizing the service and sacrifice of Americans from the Revolution to present day service members who have answered the call to serve in Afghanistan and Iraq. The parade features more than 4,000 participants, with more than 1,000 active duty military personnel, senior military officials, and decorated & acclaimed veterans. Any groups from the Revolution, 1812, Spanish American War, or WWI would be wonderful additions to the parade. You can view a one minute highlight trailer here:
- The 75th Anniversary of World War II, featuring dozens of surviving veterans of the war;
- The continuing 50th Anniversary of Vietnam, coinciding with the upcoming release of Ken Burns' new documentary series on the Vietnam War;
2/28/2017: Read the recent article in the Chicago Tribune in the tech section
1/9/2017: New section added for Classifieds. Members can now list items they have for sale, see the section for more details. See the LHRA officers section for the 2017 election results.
11/9/2016: New section for LHRA members and others who want to see reenacting vehicles, field gear used during the periods, and weapons. Its perfect for reference for new members or others who may want to see what items look like and how they were used.
11/4/2016: LHRA Officer Elections are coming up, all positions are up for nominations.
Email Robin Lipe (LHRA Secretary) is you have an interest in running.
10/9/2016: There's a new show on the History channel called "Military Collectors" deals with all sorts of Vehicles, reenacting and more. Check it out!
10/4/2016: Its getting cooler around the country and that means the reenacting season is upon us again. There are several events coming up and many members would like to know about them. If you have an event you would like published here, please email and let us know about it!.
6/03/2016: Issue with renewing dues should be corrected. If you are registering for the first time go to "join" if you are re-upping use your username and password down at the bottom then you can select your membership option.
2/10/2016: ATTENTION: we are currently having issues with the membership renewal page. We are working to fix it now. Some can renew fine, others have problems that wont allow the finishing of the process. We will update here when finished, hopefully soon.
2/3/2016: We had a request come in from a Gentleman that does 1865 reenacting. I'll include his info here in case there's interest:
9/29/2015: ATTENTION Chicago members!!!! Please read; This is not an LHRA event, but any members are welcome to help out!
I am an amateur photographer and fledgling author and would like to use three or four reenacters to get some realistic photos inside the U505 Uboat in Chicago. Do you know anyone who could help me locate someone.
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