The Revolution - Living History in HB Central Park 

February 15th & 16th, 2020

The British are coming!

 

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. 

 

Please check back here for schedule updates.

 

Saturday

10AM - Event opens to the public

10:30AM - Artillery Demonstration ⚔

10:45 AM - Sword Demonstration - fencing with Major Beaumont ⚔

11AM - The Candlestick Players ✶Conjuring, Theatre, & Puppets

11:30AM -His Majesty's Forces' Manual of Arms ⚔

12PM - Great Moments with Dr. Franklin ✶

1PM - FIRST ENGAGEMENT ⚔ Battle of Lexington - 1775

2PM - Ladies' Mitts Class ✶

2 PM -An Audience with the Founders: ✶

The Drafting of the Declaration of Independency

2:30 PM - A Reading of the Declaration of Independency ✶

2:45PM - The Council of War ✶✶✶ Washington & His Generals

3:15PM - Amigos et frères ✶✶✶ Spain & France in the Revolution

3:30PM -Gen. Von Steuben's Continental Drill✶

4PM - Musick Classics of the 70's and 80's

ft. Dead Man’s Waistcoat ✶

4:30PM - 18th Century Dancing ✶

4:45PM - The Princeton Muster ✶✶✶ Washington Addresses His Troops

5PM - SECOND ENGAGEMENT ⚔ Battle of Short Hills - 1777

5:45PM -Feu de Joie, Musketry Competition ⚔​

 

Sunday

9AM - Church Services (Open to Public) ✶ Led by General Washington

10AM - British Regimental Court Martial 🡩

10:30 AM - Artillery Demonstration ⚔

11AM - FIRST ENGAGEMENT ⚔ Battle of Young’s House - 1780

12PM - Sword Demonstration - fencing with Major Beaumont ⚔

12:15PM - Great Moments with Dr. Franklin ✶

12:30PM - The Council of War ✶✶✶ Washington & His Generals

12:45PM - Amigos et frères: Spain & France in the Revolution ✶✶✶

1PM - Gen. Von Steuben's Continental Drill✶

1:15PM - An Audience with the Founders ✶ Foundations of Our New Republic

1:30PM - 18th Century Dancing ✶

2PM - SECOND ENGAGEMENT ⚔ Battle of Cowpens - 1781

3PM - His Majesty's Forces' Manual of Arms ⚔

3:15PM - The Princeton Muster ✶✶✶ Washington Addresses His Troops

3:30PM - Musick Classics of the 70’s & 80’s ✶

ft. Dead Man’s Waiſtcoat

 

✶Town Square  ⚔ On Battlefield   ✶✶✶ Washington’s HQ   🡩 British Camp  

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  • 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 14 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​.

Continental Flyer

British Flyer

Rebellion in Huntington Beach

 

Our first Revolutionary War events began in the 1990s under the direction of the late Maureen Rivers, formerly of Lexington, Massachusetts and a great proponent of Early American history. These events began around the same time as our famous Civil War Days events and we are proud to now be expanding the Revolution into HB Central Park.

 

 

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