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The Historic Recrudescence Guild does presentations at the Three Barons' Renaissance Fair on the first two weekends of June every year. Please join us!
History is fun and exciting. The HRG are a
group of living historians who educate and perform at a few select
events in Alaska.
The time periods we frequently demonstrate
are the medieval era and the 1740s, with a Scottish focus. We
also have members with an interest in early Celt, Celto-Roman,
and Renaissance time periods.
Our areas of expertise and interest include
blacksmithing, armour, sewing, cooking, fletching and archery,
clothing, music and the arts, all within these time periods
Our demos include living history demonstrations,
reenactments, historical facts, and humor.
History of the HRG
The HRG has been demonstrating
living history for a number of years, and has operated under the name
Highland Recrudescence Guild since the early 1990s. In 1996
the Alaska Highland Games Committee asked the HRG to do a demonstration
at the Games to celebrate the anniversary of an important Scottish
battle. To increase the impact of the show, other
presenters joined the founders, and it snowballed from there. As of 2009, to
allow us to broaden the sphere of our studies and demonstrations,
we have changed our name slightly, to Historic Recrudescence Guild.
Many people have come and gone from our group
over the years, some onto better things, and some back to the real
world. We remember
them fondly and thank
them for their input. Currently the HRG consists of some 45 candidates for
the asylum. About a quarter of our number have completed post-secondary studies
specializing in various aspects of history, ranging from archaeology to political
history to early music, and several individuals from our group have won awards
and other recognitions of merit, both locally and internationally, for excellence
in the skills they choose to demonstrate with us. Please take time to look
at our Research page, and check up on it every so often, as we get time to
upload more of our doings.