What we're about

The Ottawa Reenactment Group is for those interested in history and bringing the past to life regardless of period. You might be interested in representing a member of the military (musket or music) or a civilian of a specific period. If you have ever wanted to be someone from the past then this group is for you.

"Historical reenactment is an educational activity in which participants attempt to recreate some aspects of a historical event or period. This may be as narrow as a specific moment from a battle or as broad as an entire period.

Most reenactors are amateurs who pursue reenactment as a hobby. Participants within this hobby are extremely diverse. The ages of participants range from young children whose parents bring them along to events, to the elderly. Among adult participants, people from all different walks of life can be found – college students, firefighters, lawyers, members of the armed forces, doctors, and even professional historians.

Reasons for participating vary. Some participants are interested in getting a historical perspective on a particular period or war, particularly if they can trace their ancestry back to an individual or individuals who were involved. Others participate for the escapism that such events offer."

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