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Trenton's Old Barracks marks 250th anniversary with re-enactment
Re-enactor Richard Patterson - who met his wife during a re-enactment of the American Revolution - campaigns to promote the anniversary of the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton.

Author uses re-enacting as mode of novel research
Lots of writers do research, especially when they`re writing about the past. Suzanne Williams went even further: She has been a Revolutionary War re-enactor for almost a decade.

War games: Old Sturbridge Village hosts 'Redcoats to Rebels'
Wearing the uniforms of the Lexington Training Band and Royal Irish Artillery, Alex Cain and Paul O`Shaughnessy will join 800 reenactors who`ll transform Old Sturbridge Village into a Revolutionary War-era camp.

The End Zone Militia: a group of Revolutionary War reenactors
Revolutionary War reenactor Charlie Walsh takes part in battles around the Colonies as a member of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment reenactment group - and authenticity is the key.

2-day Revolutionary War militia encampment honors 16yo heroine
Muskets fired and orders were shouted at a 2-day Lake Gleneida Revolutionary War encampment, which honored Sybil Ludington - famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approach of enemy troops. .

Revolutionary War and life lessons at Buckman Tavern
Buckman Tavern is most famous for being a gathering place for the local militia before the Battle of Lexington, which helped start the Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary war myths - Molly Pitcher
A rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike is named Molly Pitcher, but did she really exist? Historical interpreter Stacy Roth answers in a re-creation of Molly`s life based on research, story-telling and "plausible conjecture."

Fort Taber museum to host re-enactment
Donald Moss jokes that his passion for the Fort Taber Military Museum "is not a hobby. It's an obsession." In the dead of winter, he is already planning for mid-August when about 400 people descend on Fort Taber for a Revolutionary War re-enactment. The event is open to the public. Others who want to take part in the re-enactment can contact the Fort Taber Museum. The military museum, located in Fort Taber Park, has been open since August 2004. It is home to memorabilia ranging from the Revolutionary War to current era. There are uniforms, photographs and video material on display.

Williamsburg's re-creations offer authentic look at Colonial era
They stirred the blood and warmed the chill of the mid-Dec evening, this neat phalanx of men tooting fifes and banging drums as they paraded along the town's dark street lit only by blazing torches that crackled in the breeze. Behind me, mounting the steps of a Colonial, red-brick building, a dozen carolers prepared to lead assembled citizens in songs of the season. Candles in every window of the 18th-century structure provided festive twinkle. Making new memories of history - it's Kodak moments like this that make Colonial Williamsburg one of the most photographed places in the US.

Re-enactors portray black patriots of the Revolutionary War
General George Washington. The Marquis de Lafayette. Hannah Till. All 3 figures contributed to the American colonies' victory over Britain. But the story of Till, a slave who cooked for Washington and his troops during the winter at Valley Forge, has gone untold. Now re-enactors will bring the stories of Till and other black colonials to life at the Valley Forge - the site of the Colonials' 1777-1778 winter encampment. Severe cold and poor resources led to the death of nearly 20% of the men. 5,000 soldiers of African descent served in Washington's army, making it the most integrated US military until Truman desegregated the services after WWII.