9th Annual Reenactor Recruitment Day
Live Events, Reenactors From All Eras of Army History, Family Fun
Date: February 8, 2020
9th Annual Reenactor Recruitment Day at the USAHEC- Free and Open to the Public!
Have you ever wondered how reenactors and living historians started their hobby? Do you have questions about the day-to-day lives of Soldiers throughout history? If you are interested in the story of Soldiers, then join the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center for the 9th Annual Reenactor Recruitment Day! Experience military reenacting and living history up close and personal on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM in the USAHEC Visitor and Education Center. This free event is open to the public and will feature dozens of different living history organizations including with over three hundred reenactors from all periods of U.S. Army and world military history. This year, the USAHEC will feature musical performances and historical fiction author meet-and-greet booths. Reenactor Recruitment Day is not only a great outing for kids and history aficionados alike, it also serves as an opportunity for reenactors to meet with members of other living history organizations and to discuss living history with professional historians.
Reenactor Recruitment Day features hundreds of living historians representing Soldiers and other service members from pikemen and swordsmen of the 16th century, to Civil War cavalry, to Desert Storm medics. The event will also include adversary units, allied units, and American forces from every era. Reenactors will be in period dress and have table displays where they will be available to answer any questions, talk about their equipment and materials, discuss their upcoming activities, and highlight the importance of reenacting as a way to keep history alive. Come to the USAHEC to experience history, live!
The 9th Annual Reenactor Recruitment Day is free and open to the public, including children of all ages. Our exhibit galleries, including The Soldier Experience, “Goodbye Broadway, Hello France,” and “A Call to Arms: The Story of the U.S. Army Reserves,” will be open, as will the Museum Store and book sale. For more information, including directions and the event flyer, please visit the USAHEC website at www.USAHEC.org. For questions, please call 717-245-4491.