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March 19-20, 2022

46th Kalamazoo Living History Show™
March 19-20, 2022

More than 10,000 historical re-enactors, history enthusiasts, collectors and the general public from the United States and Canada are expected to attend the 45th annual Kalamazoo Living History Show™.  The juried, nationally recognized show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 2022, at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan.   The show attracts many of the finest artisans and vendors of pre-1890 living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the United States and Canada.  Other highlights include children’s activities, Native American cultural programs, and artisans who will demonstrate their crafts. 

The Kalamazoo Living History Show™ is open to the general public Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $7.00 for a single day adult pass; $10.00 for a weekend adult pass.  Children 12 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by a parent. 

Theme of the 46th Annual Kalamazoo Living History Show

“The Painter Embodies Forth ... All the Heart Feels”*
- Artists and Naturalists on the American Frontier

Artists and naturalists shaped the world’s perception of the early American frontier. Without photography or electronic communications, the pencil and brush of frontier artists were indispensable in recording the indigenous peoples, plants and animals of this continent.

We owe a great debt to artists such as George Catlin and George Winter for their sensitive work with the Native people of North America, as well as naturalists like John and William Bartram and Thomas Say, who described and collected the exotic fauna and flora. Join the Kalamazoo Living History Show™ as we examine their roles in documenting and describing early America.

*George Winter, 1829

Schedule of Events
will be available closer to the show

For more information about the Kalamazoo Living History Show™, contact Leslie Martin Conwell, P.O. Box 2214, West Lafayette, IN 47996, telephone 765.201.5019,,

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