The Revolution - Living History in HB Central Park
The British are coming once again!
2023 Update - due to schedule conflicts it is highly likely we will postpone HB's Revolution until later in the year in 2023 or to February 2024. We will post updates here regularly. We apologise for any inconvenience. All questions direct to HBHistory@aol.com.
We are excited to announce that we are again planning to host the Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park this February 12th & 13th, 2022 now that event restrictions have been lifted in California. As we come back to our first historical event in more than a year please bear with us as we continue to plan for a safe, educational, and fun event for everyone.
To address public health concerns we will be practicing social distancing and trying to limit contact between participants and the public along with various measures to keep our facilities clean . We are looking forward to another successful event this year. Thank you all for your patience and support.
God Save the King!
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind the library, on the site of our annual Civil War Days reenactment. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters.
As always these events are absolutely free to the public.
2022 Program -
Schedule Subject to Change. Updated 1/31/22
10AM - Raising of the Colours ⚔
10:30AM – Artillery Demonſtration ⚔
10:45 AM - Sword Demonstration ⚔ -Fencing with Major Beaumont
11AM - The First Nations at War ✶ -Native Americans in the Revolution
11:30AM -His Majesty's Forces' Manual of Arms ⚔-Marching with Britiſh Soldiers
12PM – His Majesty’s Generals ✶✶✶ General Howe & His Officers
12:30PM -Great Moments with Dr. Franklin ✶
1PM - FIRST ENGAGEMENT ⚔
-The Battle of Lexington - 1775
1:45 PM -An Audience with the Founders: ✶ The Drafting of a Declaration of Independency
2:15PM – The Waſhingtons in Camp ✶✶✶ -Geo. & Lady Waſhington on Campaign
2:45PM – The Council of War ✶✶✶ - Waſhington & His Generals
3PM - Amigos et frères ✶✶✶ Spain & France in the Revolution
3:30PM - 18th Century Dancing ✶ with the Anza Colonial Dancers of New Spain
4PM - Musick Claſsics of the 70’s & 80’s ✶ ft. Dead Man’s Waiſtcoat
4:15PM -Gen. Steuben's Drill Intſruction✶
4:30PM - The Badge of Military Merit ✶✶✶ -General Washington Addreſses His Troops
5PM - SECOND ENGAGEMENT ⚔
The Battle of Saratoga - 1777
9AM - Church Services (Open to Public) ✶
10AM - Britiſh Regimental Court Martial 🡩
10:15 AM - Artillery Demonſtration ⚔
10:30AM – The First Nations at War ✶ -Native Americans in the Revolution
11AM - FIRST ENGAGEMENT ⚔
- The Battle of Camden - 1780
11:45AM - An Audience with the Founders: ✶ -Foundations of Our New Republic
12PM – The Waſhingtons in Camp ✶✶✶ Geo. & Lady Waſhington on Campaign
12:15PM - His Majesty's Forces' Manual of Arms ⚔ Marching with Britiſh Soldiers
12:30PM - The Council of War ✶✶✶ Waſhington & His Generals
12:45PM - Amigos et frères ✶✶✶ Spain & France in the Revolution
1PM - Sword Demonstration ⚔ Fencing with Major Beaumont
1:15PM - Gen. Steuben's Drill Inſtruction ✶
1:30PM - 18th Century Dancing ✶ with the Anza Colonial Dancers of New Spain
2PM - SECOND ENGAGEMENT ⚔
- The Battle of Cowpens - 1781
2:15PM - Great Moments with Dr. Franklin ✶
2:30PM - Musick Claſsics of the 70’s & 80’s ✶ ft. Dead Man’s Waiſtcoat
✶Town Square ⚔ On Battlefield ✶✶✶ Washington’s HQ 🡩 British Camp
Reenactor Registration will be five Continental dollars, liability release forms and registration tickets will be available on site at the registration tent.
Above-ground fires only
Setup begins Friday 11 Feb. at 10AM - enter off Gothard between Slater & Talbert Ave.
Separate camps will be designated for His Majesty's forces and the Continental Army.
Civilian impressions welcome
Unit commanders must check in with the event director or reenactor coordinator.