Living History is an important part of our programming here at the History Center of Olmsted County. Living History or reenactments are available from May-September. Persons interested in volunteering to participate in these programs should contact our Education & Programs Coordinator, Aaron Saterdalen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-282-9447, ext. 117.
We welcome partnerships with re-enactment groups, both civilian and military. Those groups wishing to come to the History Center of Olmsted County for living history events should contact the Education & Programs Coordinator, Aaron Saterdalen at email@example.com or 507-282-9447, ext. 117.
Education and programming at the History Center of Olmsted County are our primary missions. We try to schedule a full weekend of diverse activities and events for our visitors. Generally, we like to offer several weapons demonstrations and tours of the historic buildings on campus. Other non-military programs are also welcome, such as period music, medical programs and camp activities like inspections, issuing rations, etc.
Planning a Living History/Re-enactment Event
To schedule a living history event, begin by contacting the History Center of Olmsted County’s education & programs coordinator. Before contacting the education & programs coordinator, please read the following list of considerations and be prepared to discuss them as you plan an event with us.
- Expected size (number of participants, vehicles, etc.)
- Logistical requirements
- Your group’s experience with planning similar events