Join us for a field trip you'll never forget at the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, for the 2012 Military Through the Ages meetup. Hundreds of re-enactors join with the Virginia Army National Guard to present centuries of military history in one weekend. You'll see Vikings, Roman legionnaires, and soldiers from all periods and countries.
Re-enactment groups depicting centuries of military history demonstrate camp life, tactics and weaponry. Weekend programs show how soldiers throughout time were attired and armed, as well as how they were fed and sheltered in times of war. There are many female reenactors in period costumes as well.
This is a great opportunity for capturing portraits of people in authentic dress. The reenactors are experienced models and they enjoy being photographed in the costumes that they have spent many hours re-creating. They are also very knowledgeable about the history of their particular era and you can learn a lot about the lives of people in those times during informal discussions.
This is a family-friendly event and you are encouraged to bring your children.
Note: There is an admission fee of $16.00/adults and $7.50/age 6-12. I recommend you purchase your tickets online (http://www.historyisfun.org/). You can print them out at home.
We will hold this meetup on Saturday, March 16*. We'll meet at 10:00 AM in the parking lot in front of the Jamestown Settlement entrance, which is about an hour from Richmond. The Target parking lot in White Oaks is a good place to meet for those of you who want to carpool. You are encouraged to make arrangements with each other.
Here's a link to some images (http://www.flickr.com/photos/existinglight/sets/72157629287708406/) from last year.
If you're on Facebook, you can find updates on this and other meetups and you can contact me there.
*Last year we rescheduled the meetup to Sunday at the last minute due to rainy weather. We will reschedule for Sunday this year if the weather forecast for Saturday is poor.