Living History and Battle Reenactment Events

Living History Fair Flyer

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 programs@olmstedhistory.com 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 programs@olmstedhistory.com or 507-282-9447, ext. 117.

Reenactors Registration Form

LHF Demonstrator & Vendor Contract

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