Re-enacting in Central KY - Where to get started?

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  1. Jan 9, 2019 #1

    mrstang01

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    My teenaged son has expressed an interest in Black Powder shooting and we both love the historical dress and methods. Suprisingly, it seems to be hard to find a re-enacting group in the Lexington area near where Dan'l Boone's Fort is located. Does anyone here have suggestions that I may have missed?

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    Plenty of Living History contacts in Lexington:
    https://www.lexingtonminutemen.com/

    https://medium.com/julieschultz79/l...on-patriots-day-battle-rehearsal-7275d23c2465

    https://henryclay.org/event/living-history/

    http://freedomsway.org/event/living-history-day-with-the-lexington-historical-society/

    http://lexington.wickedlocal.com/x4...-offers-glimpse-of-life-in-Colonial-Lexington
    Regards, Keith.
     
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    18th century reenacting is a dying hobby, with fewer and fewer groups and events, so it's not surprising you're having difficulty finding anyone.

    I would suggest just going to events at Boonesborough and Ft. Harrod, and talking to the people there. ;)

    http://www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/html/_event_schedule.html

    Oh, and don't try to go to Ft. Harrod's website, it may seriously screw up your computer.....
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:26 PM #4

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    You don't need to join a group to do this hobby...
     
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    I realize that, but it often helps the learning to have a mentor I find.
     
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    You have an entire forum of potential mentors available. Mentors, like wives, are something to choose carefully....
     
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    I never was a group-joiner or the mentoring type, but if you go to Boonesborough, you will likely run into John Curry. There's your mentor. ;)
     
  9. Jan 12, 2019 at 5:45 PM #9

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    By any and all means, please get to Friendship Indiana during the June national shoot. It'll make your son's smile reach his ears! Especially, hang around the Primitive area. Listen, learn, ask questions, be interested. People will probably offer a couple shots with their guns, so he can learn what he likes, what fits him best, and how good of a shot he is. I am one of dozens of shooters who'd be glad to meet him and give him a good start.
    And when August rolls around, take him to the convention center in Lexington and see the Contemporary Longrifle Association (CLA) show. It's absolutely amazing. And right in your backyard!
     
  10. Jan 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM #10

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    John Curry does.. Or did work at Fort Harrod. They do a pretty good program. Boonesboro and Blue licks Are in the area. There is a small event at Locust grove outside of Louisville. Fort Loudin is not too far.
    In my humble opinion, Martins Station is by far the best event i have ever been too. Its not too far but well worth it. and they are continually upgrading their site.

    Here is a link to Graphics Enterprises site. They have all sorts of Info. Some is very old, but many of the events are still happening. The site just not updated. http://www.graphicenterprises.net/html/re-enacting.html

    Now on another note ... actual "hands on" living history immersion excursions can be difficult. Seems very few anymore want to get out of the nearby park and into the wild woods. Guess we are getting older. I however would really like to get with some guys and get out to actually "do it" Been talking to a couple, hopefully that will pan out this spring.
     
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