My interest in living history interpretation began as a young adult, when I became involved in Civil War reenacting. Since then, I’ve maintained a commitment to costumed living history and a deep connection to historical reenactment. My dissertation included a discussion of Civil War reenacting as a form of experiential history. Two further resources may be useful to people interested in the public history potential and academic studies of reenactment:
“Reenactors at Your Historic Site”: In 2017, as part of the University of Delaware’s Museum Studies Sustaining Places initiative, I authored this professional resource packet, which includes sample guidelines and contracts.
“Reenacting: An Annotated Bibliography”: I maintain this annotated bibliography as a way to track and connect scholarly works about reenacting.