Historical reenacting is about several things. Recreating history, teaching the general public about history and the events we portray, and remembering the Veterans of the conflicts. Honoring the Veterans is a top priority, PLUS Its also a LOT of fun!
The LHRA reenacts/Studies many time periods of history, from the early Roman Times to the Vietnam War. WWII reenacting is what were know best for. But we're not limited to just battle reenacting. Members set up historical displays at events, teach History in classrooms, hold events for Veteran groups, work with the Media and also take part in movies and TV shows and much more. Its History coming alive!
For Many, Reenactors enjoy getting out for the weekend, bringing there uniforms, vehicles, and displays to various events in order to bring History alive! Many also are there to honor the Veterans of the Battles we recreate. Many also are there to teach the public about the Military history behind the events that shaped our world.
Lastly, there are members who just enjoy Military history in General, and wish to learn more about it. These days there are fewer and fewer Veterans still alive, and remembering what they did for there country is VERY important for all of us.
Please take a few minutes and explore the website. There's lots to offer the Military reenactor and History buff. Even if you're not a Military Historical Reenactor, but just have a taste for military history the LHRA just might have something for you!
Join the Living History Reenactment Association and re-create history!
Registration issues happening, please sign up and we will activate your membership manually within a few days.
In January 2016 Mike Kowalski, a 38 year veteran of the South Bend Indiana Fire Department and LHRA member was hit from behind at a traffic stop and pushed into oncoming traffic. He was in a coma till April 2016 and is very slowly regraining normal functions. To help Mike and his family cover the close to a quarter of a million dollar medical fees a Go Fund Me page was started by a fellow South Bend Fire Fighter.
We hope for a speedy recovery for Mike!
Not all photos posted below are of LHRA units, please contact the webmaster if one is your photo and you'd like credt or want it removed.
Below are photos from actual Military Battle reenactments and public events
WWII German Reenactors
WWII U.S. Reenactors
WWII British reenactors
WWII RUSSIAN REENACTING
CIVIL WAR REENACTING
CIVIL WAR UNION TROOPS
CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE TROOPS
Vietnam War Reenacting
Revoultionary war reenactment