Historical encampment brings flesh and blood to the history books

Reenactors often have actual equipment from the era they represent.

by MATT MARN From German WWII trucks to working British Revolutionary War cannons, the Grand Rogue Living History Encampment helped history come alive. From excited young children to individuals who lived through some of these time periods, everyone who walked through the encampment stepped through to another time. What’s more, they all learned something about […]

Hyser Rivers Museum offers peek into the past

Take a trip back in time and share Plainfield Charter Township history with a tour of the historic Hyser House Museum, 6440 West River Drive (next to Grand Rogue Campground and Paddlesports). The museum is open annually the weekend of the Grand Rogue Living History Encampment (at the campground). The museum will be open Saturday, September […]

Reenactors rough it out through rainy weekend

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  The 24th annual Grand Rogue Military Encampment has been cancelled in the past due to extreme flooding, but this year’s event was a little soggy due to rain showers. A historic bonanza of knowledge and authentic clothes and equipment showed visitors what life was like before electricity, both in military reenactment and family settings. […]

Two hundred years of living history free to see this week

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History all the way back to the French and Indian War in the 1750s will come alive this Saturday and Sunday with the 24th year of the Grand Rogue Military Encampment at the Grand Rogue Campgrounds, 6400 West River Drive. The event is free to the public and hopefully raises as much curiosity as it […]

Our nation’s history comes to life this weekend

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BATTLES AND EVERYDAY LIFE—will be featured during the two-day historic reenactment held this Saturday and Sunday. The reenactment covers Colonial times through the present and includes civilian and military demonstrations. What was it like to cook dinner over an open fire, carve your own utensils and tools, or fight in a battle in the woods? […]