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UPDATE SATURDAY APRIL 27: This is a fully outdoor event, and the weather forecast is for heavy rain all day. There will be no battle demonstration if it is actively raining at the time of the battle. If this sounds unpleasant, then join us Sept 27-28, 2024.

Living History Days provides a great opportunity for you and your family to experience history hands-on.

We do this by hosting and participating in historical interpretation events and celebrations to educate about 18th-century colonial American life, history, ideas, and values through costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, and military demonstrations.

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Events

Step back in time to the 18th century and experience the excitement of building a new nation.

Current Event – Spring 2024

Encampment Setting: 1776, Siege of Boston

When
April 26-27, 2024
Friday & Saturday
9:00AM–4:00PM

Where
BRAVE Church
11500 Sheridan Boulevard
Westminster, CO

Dogs are not permitted.

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Future Event – Fall 2024

Encampment Setting: 1776, Pennsylvania

When
Sept 27-28, 2024
Friday & Saturday
9:00AM–4:00PM

Where
Red Rocks Baptist Church
14711 W Morrison Rd
Morrison, CO 80465

Other Events

These are events and celebrations that we also participate in:

Fall 2024 Event – Red Rocks Baptist Church Morrison, CO

Experience 18th-century life through costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, and military demonstrations. Aspects of colonial American life will be available for you to experience – agriculture, blacksmith, education, games, gunsmith, military, and much more.

1776 – Colonial Location – Pennsylvania

18th-Century Military Demonstration – twice daily 11:40 AM & 3:20 PM

Both Continental and British troops will demonstrate 18th-century military maneuvers. Though similar, you will learn the differences between the two opposing forces. This will be introduced by a rousing fife and drum march and concluded with a booming artillery demonstration.

Medical Demonstration – Immediately after each battle

Stop at the apothecary tent to learn about 18th-century medicine. Several surgical techniques will be demonstrated.

Candle Dipping – All day

Made from beeswax and beef tallow come and dip your own candle to light the way before the shorter nights of winter arrive. $3 each (paid at registration tent).

Cider Press – All day

Cider was one of the most common beverages of the colonies. Come try the press and then drink some of the fruits of your labor (apple harvest permitting).

Projects – twice daily 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM

We offer optional hands-on crafts to make something special to take home. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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When
September 27-28, 2024
Friday & Saturday
9:00AM–4:00PM

Where
Red Rocks Baptist Church
14711 W Morrison Rd
Morrison, CO 80465

Dogs are not permitted.

Admission
$5/person (age 4+)
Max $20/family
Friday: Open to everyone, but preregistration required for field trip discount.
Saturday: Open to everyone, $4/person for homeschool groups, no preregistration required.

We require each family to fill out a Liability Waiver. Save time, and print at home. Print each guest’s name, and have each adult sign. Children under 18 are not required to sign, so long as a parent or guardian has signed.

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UPDATE SATURDAY APRIL 27: This is a fully outdoor event, and the weather forecast is for heavy rain all day. There will be no battle demonstration if it is actively raining at the time of the battle. If this sounds unpleasant, then join us Sept 27-28, 2024.

Pray thee, have you any queries? Here are some of common ones and answers.

  • How do I pay admission?
    Payment is made upon entry to the encampment. We accept cash, checks, and credit/debit cards (we do not accept Continentals due to British counterfeiting and their depreciating value).
  • What is the admission price?
    $5 per person. Children under 4 are free, and an immediate family is $20. On Friday, we offer a discount for school field trips, $4/person for field trips, and on Saturday we offer a discounted price of $4/person for homeschool groups.
  • Do school groups and field trips have a discount?
    If you are a schoolmaster, bringing 5 or more people, then the price is $4 per person.  Pre-registration is required. Each child will need to have a liability waiver. Please download the liability waiver and have the parents/guardians of each child sign one. When you arrive, have one adult proceed to the line marked for school groups to pick up all the wristbands for your group. While within the encampment, please have a chaperone with each group of children.
  • I am a homeschooler, may I have the school discount?
    Aye, if you meet the requirements for school groups above you may pre-register as a field trip on Friday. However, if you come on Saturday, you can just tell the people at the registration tent the name of your homeschool Co-op or group, and you can pay $4 per person or $20 per family.
  • Do I need to preregister my school group?
    Yes, there is an online form for field trip registrations. Please read the terms and conditions carefully.
  • Will there be refreshments for sale?
    Ginger cookies, drinks, and other snacks are for sale in our general store, but there will not be any items for dinner, the mid-day meal. You are welcome to bring your own provisions, and eat it outside of the encampment display area. We recommend that you bring full canteens as well. You are also welcome to leave and return as many times as you need during the two-day event to go get food. There are taverns, markets and other establishments within 10-15 minutes of our locations.
  • What should we bring?
    To be sure you have an exceedingly agreeable time, we recommend planning for any sort of weather. It is often prodigiously sunny and hats, bonnets, canteens, and sunscreen are recommended. Feel free to don any 18th-century attire you wish. A form of payment for admission as well as to purchase items from the general store. To expedite your entry print and bring your liability form.
  • I purchased a doll dress kit. How do I sew it?
    You may download the instructions. Please choose the appropriate one: doll dress with pinner cap or doll dress with mob cap.
  • Lose something at the event?
    We have a lost and found at the registration table that you can inquire at during the event. Otherwise, you may contact found@livinghistorydays.com. Any children left behind will be bound out into apprenticeships.
  • May I bring my dog?
    No animals are allowed to be brought to the event due to the crowds, the gunpowder, and the livestock that we’ll have on display.
  • Have you other queries?
    Please contact us at queries@livinghistorydays.com