1. The Collegiate Shag


    from Blair Urquhart / Added

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    Lee and Seema Paterson of the Fly Right Dance Company dance The Collegiate Shag, the first in a series of period dances recorded at Cultybraggan PoW Camp Open Day 2013. Fly Right Dance Company taught and demonstrated the dances steps popular in the '40s as part of a day of Living History.

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    • March to the Camp


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      The third in a series of period dances recorded at Cultybraggan PoW Camp Open Day 2013. Fly Right Dance Company taught and demonstrated the dances steps popular in the '40s as part of a day of Living History in which the Scottish re-enactment group, Kampfgruppe Schottland, marched the 2 miles from Comrie railway station the the PoW Camp. The event recreated a regular occurrence towards the end of world war 2, which left a deep impression on the history of the village.

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      • Koerner House Rifle Demo | Civil War Family


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        Greg Zelinski demonstrates the proper way to load and fire a Civil War era rifle. Members of the Col. Friedrich Hecker Camp #443 (SUVCW) participated in a living history day at the Gustav Koerner House in Belleville, Illinois, on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

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        • No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.


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          I made this video a long time ago when most flint & steel users were still using charred cloth as tinder. This video explains a little about where charred cloth was used & why there is a need to use plant tinders. Regards, Keith.

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          • Steam Into History - New Freedom, Pennsylvania


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            Imagine smelling a real steam engine locomotive pulling your authentic Civil War steam train through the beautiful, rolling Pennsylvania hills that Abraham Lincoln gazed on as he rode his train on the Northern Central Railway. Just as Lincoln did as he worked on his Gettysburg Address, you will come up from New Freedom, Pennsylvania to the Hanover Junction Railway Station, restored to its 1860s glory. You'll sing "Hallelujah" with the train staff and get into the patriotic spirit of the Civil War. For photos see:http://www.choosepennsylvania.com/Steam_Into_History-a-2618.html http://steamintohistory.org/

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            • Sizzle: Patricia Fernández (2014)


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              Opening reception: Saturday, May 17, 6-9 pm Exhibition dates: April 14 -- June 28, 2014 18th Street Arts Center // Main Gallery 1639 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 In her current project, Points of Departure (between Spain and France), Spanish-born, Los Angeles-based, Artist Lab Resident, Patricia Fernández attempts to retrace and reconstruct an archive of personal narratives derived from the displaced Spanish Republicans who crossed the Pyrenees, the mountain range in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between Spain and France, during the mass exodus after the Spanish Civil War, La Retirada, in 1939. Drawing information and inspiration from her walks over the Pyrenees that began in 2012, Fernández weaves together a dynamic account of history through a series of paintings, objects and texts that re-present the sites and the persons that passed through them. Through this process of re-performing a path in history, Fernández begins to build not only her story, but also the lost stories of many others who made the walk. At 18th Street, Fernández will use the Artist Lab as a working studio where she will continue to index the collection of objects based on her walks over the Pyrenees and translate writings from Spanish into English. The material ephemera and the oral histories that construct her narrative will be presented in an immersive installation, as a reconstruction of a space resembling the municipal archives of Bordeaux. Full exhibition description: http://bit.ly/1eWRMy3 Performative Lectures: Each Friday evening starting at 6 pm, Patricia Fernández will present a performative lecture that explores in greater depth a specific personal narrative or regional history connected with the memory archive she is creating for Points of Departure (between Spain and France). More information: http://bit.ly/1gHCldy video by Matías Muñoz-Rodríguez: http://vimeo.com/matiasmunozrodriguez

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              • Navajo Oral History Project - Jake Livingston


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                This feature on Navajo Elder Jake Livingston is one of a dozen films in the Navajo Oral History Project series. Started in 2008, the NOHP is an opportunity for students to travel to the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico to get real life field experience working on small crews to make short documentary films on a handful of Navajo elders. Because the Navajo pass down wisdom and knowledge orally, the idea is to respectfully cover their life and pass on their story and wisdom through main and supporting interviews and photos. For more info about the project: http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/archives/28112 http://masscommunimania.blogspot.com

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                • Welcome to Celebrate Commemorate 2014


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                  It may seem like summer, but folks in Waterloo know that there are weeks to go before the official start of the vacation season on Memorial Day weekend. The Celebrate Commemorate Committee has been meeting monthly to plan this year’s 15th annual event, that will draw thousands of people to this upstate New York village that is the official Birthplace of Memorial Day. The weekend will once again showcase our expanded Living History Events on Oak Island and at the American Civil War Memorial on Locust Street. We are pleased to be able to present character portrayals of President Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt Both will be presiding over various events throughout the weekend. The location of our annual Celebrate fireworks display, on the canal banks across from Oak Island, has worked out great. It further enhances the Living History events complete with night time canon firings and musical entertainment.

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                  • WSU Living History: Bill Meyer


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                    Winona State University offers a class in which students are assigned a retired staff member of WSU and are in charge of creating a video on this retiree and their time at the university. As part of this class I lead a team while we looked into the life of Bill Meyer, the former groundskeeper who changed the face of the university and helped WSU to be known for its beautiful campus and landscaping. This is the latest of the series, you can see others like it at http://www.winona.edu/retiree/livinghistory.asp

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                    • American Civil War Battle Reenactment


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                      Evening battle at the annual Civil War Days in Mariposa, California, April 2014. Filmed with a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera with Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 and Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 mounted to a Metabones Speedbooster. Sound: Audio Technica AT822 stereo microphone. Edited and graded in Premiere Pro CC.

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