Facebook altered their groups feature last month. Last week I created a group, Maine Living History, to try it out.
It’s not just for Civil War reenactors, though that’s the predominate time period at the moment. I would like to see all re-enactors and living historians in Maine use it to share news, events, ideas, and contact information. It’s closed, which means the members list is public but the content is private to members only.
Request to join and I’ll add you as soon as I can. Also, if someone is already a member they can add any friend. So if you know someone is missing then feel free to add them yourself.
Also notice that you can send email to the group to post and if a thread or discussion is not your cup of tea, you can unsubscribe to individual posts and comments. Continue reading
I wanted to share links to a few good blogs I’m enjoying following that are history related.
I always try to share news articles and events related to history in Maine. Most often that happens on my other site, MaineMilitia.com. But it only happens when someone brings an event to my attention or I stumble upon it. Following Maine History News and Heritage In Maine are other great sources to keep up with the great work going on in Maine to keep history alive!
If you have a news article or up coming event related to history or living history in Maine then drop me a note and I’ll post it and share it.
Two great Civil War living history events in Maine this summer. Tell you friends!
June 12 and 13, 2010
I was checking out Google Books tonight. There is a ton of valuable interesting stuff! Including, “Maine at Gettysburg“. “Maine at Gettysburg” is the definitive single volume reference of the many and great contributions that men from The State of Maine made at the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863.
There are many other great historical pieces on Google Books. The nice thing is that it’s search able and easy to bookmark and share.
I need to explore the stacks at Google more!
Mark your calendars for June 6, 7, 2009 and make plans to attend what could be the largest Civil War reenactment in Maine this year. Confederate and Union, military and civilian reenactors from across New England will participate in two days of Civil War living history to benefit the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine.
As many of my friends know, I was once an active reenactor. I haven’t been up to much in a few years, but still support the community. Check out my other site, MaineMilitia.com for other things going on.
Unfortunately, the Rally for Norlands weekend conflicts with my daughters birthday party and I will not be able to attend, but I want to encourage all my friends who always talk about going to an event to plan on this one. It’s going to be a good one!
Check out the Norlands website for details and make plans to go!