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Historical Reenactors: What Do Reenactors Do, and Why Do They Do it?


Maine has a vibrant community of Civil and Revolutionary War historical reenactment groups throughout the state. Other groups focus on pre-Colonial times, or World War I. There are also Medieval reenactments (some that focus on early 15th century military). These groups try to bring living history directly to Maine schools, libraries, and other organizations. We’ll hear from reenactors about why they do what they do, and learn about upoming events--including their role in the state’s approaching Bicentennial celebration.


Miss Christabell Rose, Civil War re-enactor

Matthew Blazek, has 25 years of experience as a re-enactor, medievalist, and theater performer

Tom Backus, from Waldoboro and has reenacted his entire life. He covers all aspects from the American War for Independence to World War I.

Monique Bouchard (by phone), an Old Town, Maine, native who has been involved with historic reenactment since she was a young teenager dressed in colonial-era Canadian garb


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