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March 16-17, 2019

43rd Kalamazoo Living History Show™
March 17-18, 2018

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 43rd annual Kalamazoo Living History Show™.  The juried, nationally recognized show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18 2018, at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan.   The show attracts over 270 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 dancing and singing, and many artisans who will demonstrate their crafts. 

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 $7.00 for a single day adult pass; $10.00 for a weekend adult pass.  Children 12 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by a parent. 

Those interested in being a vendor at the show are invited to contact for an application.

Theme of the 43rd Annual Kalamazoo Living History Show™ Announced

“The Battle of Fallen Timbers 225th Anniversary Commemoration”

About the Theme

The 1783 treaty signed between Great Britain and the new United States to end the American Revolution gave the U.S. paper title to a vast tract of land Northwest of the Ohio. Subsequent attempts to establish control of the region led to the destruction of two American armies at the hands of a great Native alliance. President Washington then selected General Anthony Wayne to create a new American army from the ground up. In 1794, Wayne’s Legion scored this country’s first post – revolutionary military victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

The 2018 Kalamazoo Living History Show proudly welcomes members of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission as featured presenters to share their expertise on that event as we approach its 225th anniversary.

Native American Drumming and Dance a Highlight of the Show

Members of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Bush Native American Drum and Dance tell the story of their People through their outstanding drumming, singing, and dancing.  Also featured will be SouthEastern WaterSpider Drum. These groups perform at many powwows, and their music and dance are eloquent representations of vibrant cultures.

Program Coming Soon!

For more information about the Kalamazoo Living History Show™, contact Leslie Martin Conwell, P.O. Box 2214, West Lafayette, IN 47996, telephone 765.563.6792,,

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