Revolutionary War Reenacting - in Arizona? Yes! We created it!
history of Revolutionary War reenacting in Arizona began back in the late
20th century with a gentleman who portrays
General George Washington
and later with the founding of We
Make History in 1999. By 2002 we were holding historic balls in Arizona
set during the American Revolution and in 2003 we held our first annual
American Heritage Festival
in Queen Creek, Arizona. As part of the planning for that auspicious and
visionary event we organized the first Revolutionary War reenacting group in
Arizona history and held the very first Revolutionary War encampment and
Revolutionary War battle reenactment in Arizona as well. In the years since
we have grown, expanded and now boast the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Grenadiers
of the 1st Foot Guards, Jaegers of Hesse-Kassel and Loyalist Militia of the
British Army and the Virginia
Line of the "Continental Line", Continental Marines and
Patriot Militia of the United States Army as well as a number of specific
historic personalities. Our
American Heritage Festival continues to be
THE event for Revolutionary
War reenacting in Arizona and the West and our 12th annual will be held
in November 2014. By that time we expect to be able to field
100 Revolutionary War era living historians, both soldiers and civilians,
representing and reenacting both the
British and American sides
of the American
Revolution. Our first annual
American Liberty Festival
which was held in both Phoenix and Tucson in 2013 and was a tremendous success as
the first ever educational living history event in Arizona to be focused
entirely on the American Revolution. Over 60 Revolutionary War reenactors
participated! Continued growth in numbers, quality and authenticity are all
part of our bright future as we continue to develop
reenacting in Arizona and beyond. We are learning,
serving and growing together!
Yes, we are recruiting more reenactors and living historians to
American Revolution in Arizona and you may
contact us here for details.
Portraying the Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Regiment of Foot, 23rd of Foot,
23rd Foot, 23rd Welch) is an honour.
This fine regiment fought up and down the North American Continent from 1775
to 1781 throughout the entire course of the American Revolution. The 23rd
was present at the initial actions of Lexington and Concord in the Spring of
1775, fought in battles ranging from New England to the Carolinas over the
next 6 1/2 long years, and finally surrendered at Yorktown with Lord
Cornwallis in the Fall of 1781.
The regimental collect (prayer) of the Royal Welch Fusiliers is as follows.
Eternal God, whose strength raised up our Lord
Jesus Christ from the dead, uphold, we pray, the ancient valour of The Royal
Welch Fusiliers, that we may endeavour hardness after His example and may
rise with Him to shine as the sun in Thy Kingdom, through the same Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
few photos are posted below which we trust you will enjoy. Many more are