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March 16-17, 2024

48th Kalamazoo Living History Show™
March 16-17, 2024

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“We Bring History Alive!”

Annual event to attract interest from throughout Midwest

About the Show:

More than 10,000 historical re-enactors, history enthusiasts, collectors and the general public from the United States and Canada are expected to attend the 48th annual Kalamazoo Living History Show.  The juried, nationally recognized show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, 2024, at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan.   The show attracts many of the finest artisans and vendors of pre-1890 living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the United States and Canada. Other highlights include children’s activities, Native American cultural programs, and artisans who will demonstrate their crafts.

The Kalamazoo Living History Show was created in 1976 to bring history alive and entertain as well as expose the general public to some of the most fascinating times in our history.  Each year the focus of the show changes allowing various historical re-enactment groups, organizations and individuals the opportunity to host the show and share their knowledge and enthusiasm of history with all of us.

Over the years, the Kalamazoo Living History Show has grown to be the largest juried event of its kind in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies and related crafts.  Of special interest to the whole family, crafts persons dressed in period clothing will be demonstrating various 18th and 19th Century crafts.  Turn back the clock and relive America’s days gone by.  Visit with people that make history come alive!  A show where historical reenactors in period fashions from Pre-Revolutionary through the Civil War, history buffs and the general public come together for a festive weekend to buy, sell and trade.  Anyone attending the show dressed in pre-1890 style clothing will be eligible for a drawing on a door prize at the close of the show each day.

The Kalamazoo Living History Show is open to the general public Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $9.00 for a single day, $13.00 for a weekend pass.  Children 12 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by a parent.

For more information about the Kalamazoo Living History Show, contact Leslie Martin Conwell, P.O. Box 2214, West Lafayette, IN 47996, or telephone (765) 201-5019, email: kalamazoolivinghistoryshow@gmail.com.