Living Historians Provide a Wealth of Information
A majority of the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition membership is made up of folks who portray military and civilian figures of various time periods for leisure and hobby. As re-enactors, or "living historians," their interpretations of daily life during years past provide a living history lesson to interested students and groups. The educational wealth provided by re-enactors has not only proved beneficial for schools and historical parks such as Fort Wayne, but also contributes to the realism presented in historical motion picture documentaries and dramas such as Glory, The Last of the Mohicans, Gettysburg, and Gods and Generals. Re-enactors are proud of their educational value to the community, and are not reserved about presenting to any party interested in learning about history!
Presentations Available on Many Eras
In addition to Fort Wayne history, members of HFWC provide interpretations regarding the lives of military personnel and civilians who lived during various time periods in our nation's existence. These time periods include:
• Civil War
• Spanish-American War
• World War I
• World War II
• Korean War
• Vietnam War
On Site or Off
These presentations are often hosted at the Fort and include a tour and discussion of the Fort's architecture and relationship to the city of Detroit. Alternatively, presentations may be scheduled at your school or community center.
Scheduling Your Presentation
Presentations may be scheduled and secured for a nominal donation to the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition. For more information or to begin the process, please use the form below. We look forward to helping your school or group!
“Beautiful tour, knowledgeable tour guide and very nice staff. Very excited to visit again and learn more about the fort."
“...soooo much history and so much to see. Good place to volunteer, the staff is incredible and very knowledgeable."
“Remarkable piece of Detroit and American history. Be sure to take advantage of the tours offered and their special events like civil war Christmas or a haunted tour."