Saturday, May 19, 2007

Military Through the Ages/Fayetteville - Review and Critique

Went to a "Military Through the Ages" event in Fayetteville this afternoon, and had a blast. One thing I love to see are great impressions that I have no or little knowledge about, but this time there were many impressions not in the same era I was reenacting, for change.

The eras represented at this event were Early Colonial, Revolutionary War, Mexican War, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, WW2 and Vietnam. All were ably represented and drew a pleasant crowd of people.

For most of the day, the spectators could visit the individual stations and talk with the various reenactors. Probably the best set ups of the day were the Early Colonial stations and the Vietnam station. The most impressive reenactors were the Colonials who stayed in first person constantly. They also seemed pretty natural, and their presentation was very light-hearted.

All in all this wasn't too bad of an event, although I wish it were a little better attended. The spectators that came seemed to be very interested, and they even had a small Q&A scavenger hunt for the kids. A great way to find out about history.

This is a great type of event for any reenactor to go to. It allows people to see a progression of history, and in the case of this event, how military technology has progressed in the past 400 years. I recommend this type of event to every reenactor, no matter how small it is.

4 comments:

Blue Bellied Yank said...

Sounds like fun! Your lucky to live in such a historical area of America!

Kit said...

Thank you for your kind words. It was good to meet you.
C.Pryer, Kingsbury's Artillery Coy.

mntineer said...

Kit -

It was a great time, and I hope to see you again!

mntineer said...

BBY -

Every part of the US has its history, some areas more than others, but there's something for everyone.