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For a number of years the Teaching & Sharing Centers helped to make the voyageur encampment, which had been a part of Fall Color Cruise & Island Festival in Grand Ledge since 1990, happen. When others decided to cease their participation in the event in 2005, Kenn Kuester became the driving force to continue the encampment with the T&SC taking the lead role by forming Michigan Living History Encampment as a DBA of the non-profit organization. The name eventually was changed to Michigan Living History Encounters when it was decided to expand beyond the fur trader period into the 1800s, and MLHE became its own branch within the T&SC. American Living History Encounters was added as a DBA after several years to allow for expansion beyond Michigan history. 



Michigan Living History
Encounters (MLHE)

Founded by Kenn Kuester (pictured),
MLHE is a branch of the Teaching & Sharing Centers

American Living History
Encounters (AHLE)




Events, Historical Places of Interest, and Museums


A River Thru History

Battle for Turkeyville

Cane Ridge Meeting House

Colonial Heritage Festival

Colonial Michilimackinac

Educational Resources (Mackinac Parks)

Fallasburg Historical Society Events

Fallen Timbers Battlefield
Preservation Commission

Feast of the Strawberry Moon

Fishtown Preservation

Fort de Buade Museum in St Ignace, Michigan

Fort Michilimackinac Pageant

Fort William Henry Museum

Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Greenmead Historical Park

Hanby House

Historic Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition in Detroit, Michigan


Historic Southwest Ohio Heritage Village

Historic Tunnel Mill

Jackson Civil War Muster

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Kalamazoo Living History Show

Latta Plantation

Living History Farms

Mackinaw Rendezvous & 18th Century Trade Fair

Mackinac State Historic Parks
Explore at Home Options

Meridian Historical Village

Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall & Museum

Monroe County Museum

Museum of Appalachia

Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers

[The] Old Fort (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

River Raisin Battlefield

Sauder Village (Ohio)

Stahls Automotive Collection

Stone's Trace (Indiana)

Talbot Library and Museum

Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster




Historical Teaching, Reenacting Units, and Related


3rd Michigan Infantry

12th South Carolina/4th Michigan
Volunteer Infantry

15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company B
Civil War reenacting group

102nd United States Colored Troop, Company B
Black History Group

Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation

Brief Time Line History of the Fur Trade

Cades Cove Preservation Association

Christian Heritage of America

Daughters of the American Revolution

[The] Kings 8th Regiment - Detroit 1768-1785

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Mackinac Associates

Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

Michigan Living History Encounters

Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors
Reenactment Group

Robinson's Battery

Sons of the American Revolution

Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

United Daughters of the Confederacy




My Uncategorized Selections


American Civil War Then And Now

Cades Cove map prior to National Park

Fur Trade Role in Western Expansion


[The] Theology of Secession

Townsends YouTube Channel Videos

War Conspiracy of 1861




Recommendations and Requests Made By Teachers and Others





[The] American Civil War

Civil War Archive

[The] Civil War Home Page

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors

Civil War Trust

Girandoni Air Rifle (used by Lewis and Clark)

History of the Great Lakes States

Lakeshore Museum Center

Library of Congress American Memory and

Library of Congress Civil War
Glass Negatives and Related prints

Library of Congress Civil War Maps

Library of Congress Digital Collections


Library of Congress National Union Catalog
of Manuscript Collections

Library of Congress US Civil War
Regimental Histories

Library of Congress US Civil War
Selected Resources

Library of Virginia

List of state Archives and Historical Societies

Michigan Civil War Events

New Estimate Raises Civil War death Toll

NSCC Antique Map Collection

United States Civil War 1861 to 1865

[The] USGenWeb Project
(Free Genealogy)




Vendors from Living History Shows and Events


Apple Cart Creations

Barnes Hide and Fur

Bill Smith Bags & Powder Horns

Blue Creek Traders

Bull Mountain Weaving

[The] Carrot Patch Farm

Cash Manufacturing Co

Christian Wig - Old Time Music

Eagle Talon Traders

Eddie Price Kentucky Author

Fall Creek Suttlery

[The] Feathered Duchess

Flintlocks LLC

Flying Heart Millinery

Frontier Antiques (R T Lloyd Collection)

Gary's Gunsmith Shop

H&B Forge

Handmaids Handmade Soaps

Hickory Nut Farmstead

Hidden Creek Tin

James Country Mercantile

Jas. Townsend and Son and

Kentucky Leather And Hides


Northwest Traders

Past Reflections

Primitive Creations

Reenacting Schedule (A Listing of Events)

Richard Heinicke Blacksmith

Robert Griffing

Ron Vail Powder Horns

Samson Historical

Sanctuary Traders

Simple Soapworks

Smoke & Fire Company

Spring Valley Lodges

Taylor Rose Historical Outfitters

The Soldier's Heel (Heelplates)


Townsends - Get The Right Fit

Turkey Foot Trading Company and Forge

Two Bears Trading Company

Van's Chairs for Reenactment

Weeya Smith

Wm. Booth Draper

 WTB -Wooden Toys & Boxes

Zender Dale Arts



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Reviewed 01/02/18
Reorganized 03/02/18