All programs must be scheduled in advance.
Program 1 — Early American Settlement and The American Revolution
This program emphasizes New England and New York's involvement during the colonial periods of the French and Indian Wars, and America's War for Independence.
It includes military (muskets, etc.) and domestic artifacts, from eating utensils, shoe buckles, and money to cartridges, powder horns, and bayonets.
Program contains a detailed discussion on colonial life, settlement patterns, daily hardships and life among the Native Americans.
A living history interpreter dressed in period attire with many reproductions and artifacts round out the picture of our colonial past in dynamic fashion.
Program 2 — The American Civil War
This program contains a series of discussions about the causes of the war, the new technology in both industry and farming, agriculture and geographic differences between the north and south, and the lives, hardships, gear and equipment of the common soldier.
Artifact and reproduction examination and a living history interpreter dressed in period attire are all part of the program.
The program delves into the promises made in the declaration of Independence that all men are created equal, with the right to pursue freedom and happiness, while the country itself engaged in practices, both north and south, which sought to subvert those promises.
If you desire to have us visit you we can provide a historical interpreter at a cost of $150 per day plus 40¢ per mile traveling expense.
Our historical personality will be dressed in period attire appropriate to the era he or she represents. They will also bring several artifacts for viewing and hands-on involvement. This program is available for a single class or a modest size assembly. These programs are best suited for 50 students or less, and run from 1 hour to 1½ hours. Multiple sessions are available daily.
All in-school programs require a letter from the appropriate school administrator granting permission to bring black powder single shot muskets into the building. Absolutely no live ammunition will be carried or displayed.
In schools where no-tolerance policies exist for weapons of any kind, a less dynamic approach to the discussion of period weapons (i.e., the use of drawings) can be substituted.
Living History Association
PO Box 1389
Wilmington, Vermont 05363