2008 LHA Event Schedule

For more information please contact the
Living History Association,
PO Box 1389,
Wilmington, VT 05363,
or call (802) 368-7913

June
7-8
Bring Back The Battery Celebration--Brandon, Vermont
2nd Battery Vermont Light Artillery is hosting a two-day living history encampment on the grounds of the Brandon Inn. The event will include a full encampment of soldiers and civilians of the Civil War era, with weapons firing and tactical demonstrations, historical displays, music, lectures, fashion show, sales booths, and gala banquet on Saturday night with entertainment inside the fine Victorian dinning facilities of the Brandon Inn. Brandon is where the original 2nd Battery was mustered for organization, with many of the new recruits staying at the Inn on December 10, 1861. For more information contact: 2nd Battery Vermont Light Artillery c/o James Dassatti, PO Box 1389, Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 368-7913, or the LHA.
June
14-15
Ethan Allen Days--Manchester, Vermont
A full 18th century encampment on Hildene's Meadowlands on River Road in Manchester, Vermont, will commemorate the exploits of Ethan Allen, the Green Mountain Boys and the times in which they lived. There will be full military camps, craft demonstrations, musket and cannon fire with a Saturday tactical demonstration at 2:00 pm, a 9:00 am period church service Sunday followed by another tactical demonstration at 1:00 pm. Camps will be open on Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Located on Hildene's Meadowlands on River Road in Manchester, Vermont. Voted a "Top Ten Summer Event" by the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce in 1995. Admissions fees: $5 Adults, $2 Children. For additional information contact: The LHA Department of Revolutionary War Interpretation c/o David Bernier Sr., 178 Glendale Road, Southampton, MA 01073 (413) 527-4470, www.hildene.org/html/ethan_allen_days.html, or the LHA.
July
5-6
Battle of Hubbardton Observances at the Hubbardton Battlefield, Exit 6 on VT Route 4 (Castleton exit)--Hubbardton, Vermont
This original site will host reenactors for a great memorial event. Camps will open on Saturday at 10:30 am and close at 7:00 pm with all manner of camp life, craft and military demonstrations, 2:00 pm artillery demonstration, 3:00 pm tactical demonstration and 6:30 pm memorial service. Merchants selling period and nostalgic wares will be on site as well as food concessions and many historical displays in the Vermont visitor center museum.

A Sunday recreation of the battle is planned for 8:00 am to 10:00 am with a smaller demonstration at 12:30 pm for late arrivals. Camps will close by 2:15 pm on Sunday. A $5.00 admissions fee will be charged. Voted a "Top Ten Summer Event" by the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce in 1994. For more information contact: The LHA Department of Revolutionary War Interpretation c/o David Bernier Sr., 178 Glendale Road, Southampton, MA 01073 (413) 527-4470, or the LHA.
July
12-13
Living History Time Lineó
This 22nd Annual International Time Line provides a wonderful opportunity to look at the progression of history from Ancient Rome through the conflicts of the 20th century (depending on units attending). Demonstrations of the weapons of war from the sword to the machine gun and displays of life in camp and on the home fronts of history are featured. This is an excellent time for people interested in the recreational and educational benefits of reenacting to look at the broad spectrum of this exciting hobby and educational resource. This is also a great membership generator for the participating units. Sponsored by the Living History Association and Celebrate the Valley.

Held at Howe Field in Wilmington, Vermont. For more information contact: Living History Association.
July
19-20
Soldiers on the Mount Commemorative Event at Mount Independence State Historic Site--Orwell, Vermont
A Revolutionary War encampment. This event honors the soldiers who built and posted guard in this large military post from 1775 to June of 1777 thereby thwarting a British invasion down Lake Champlain. The garrison suffered a variety of privations from a lack of food and shelter resulting in many deaths. The site has an extensive museum open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. This event will host reenactors in two full military camps open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. The camps will portray camp life styles, infantry drill, craft, engineering, artillery, and medical demonstrations, as well as site tours. Saturday will feature a 1:30 pm reading of the Declaration of Independence and a 3:30 pm tactical demonstration. Sunday will repeat the tactical demonstration at 1:00 pm, with camps closing at around 2:30 pm. A small admissions fee is charged. For more information contact: The LHA Department of Revolutionary War Interpretation c/o David Bernier Sr., 178 Glendale Road, Southampton, MA 01073 (413) 527-4470, or the LHA.
July
26-27
Hildene Civil War Days--Manchester, Vermont
Held at Robert Todd Lincoln's Historic Hildene on Historic Route 7A in Manchester, Vermont. Union and Confederate troop encampments as well as drill. Demonstrations of camp life and authentic venders. Civilian and military artifacts and reproductions on display. Infantry, cavalry, and artillery demonstrations will be held. Hosted by the 2nd Battery Vermont Light Artillery. For more information contact: 2nd Battery Vermont Light Artillery c/o James Dassatti, PO Box 1389, Wilmington, VT 05363 (802) 368-7913, or the LHA.
November 15General Membership Meeting of the Living History Association
This is where the membership of the LHA meets to make policy and nominate candidates for election to the Board of Directors. Many departments, committees, and units hold their yearly meetings at this time.