We Make History of Virginia
It's been a long time coming. But now it is
We Make History
is all about
Christian-principled, family-friendly, faith-driven
education that is creative, inspirational, interactive and centered on
history and the arts. We believe in and have seen the life-changing,
faith-strengthening and character-building value of inspirational history
We Make History has made history come to life
for families, schools and communities!
after much prayer,
We Make History
expanded to the East Coast with a focus on Virginia. And though in
subsequent years we have expanded our service on the Atlantic Seaboard
beyond the borders of the Old Dominion, Northern Virginia (NOVA) remains our
base for We Make History in the
Eastern United States.
have gradually expanded and continue to expand toward offering the full
range of We Make History
activities in Virginia and beyond as we pursue our mission of faith-based,
educational service toward families, communities, schools, homeschool
associations, churches, historic sites, patriotic events and more.
held many of our famous We Make
History Historical Balls in Virginia such as our
Old Virginia Ball,
Magnolia Ball, and
Old Virginia Harvest Ball.
Our Historic Balls are clean and wholesome for families and are known
nationwide not only for the beauty, pageantry and educational value of the
various historic settings but also for encouraging and developing grace,
respect, the ideals of ladies and gentlemen and other much needed character
qualities and values that carry forward beyond the historic ballroom and
into the day-to-day world of the 21st century. More than that,
We Make History Balls convey
joy! To quote one of our participants "I smiled so much that the next day my
We are in planning to
reproduce our unique
American Heritage Festival in Virginia as well. This educational,
uplifting and patriotic event has introduced tens of thousands of families
and students to inspirational aspects from several centuries of our
national, military, social and spiritual history that we proudly share as
of the American Revolution, Civil War and other time periods as a tool not only for
historical education and appreciation of those who have gone before us
but also as a means for character-building, faith-strengthening,
community service and bringing
families together in a wholesome and beneficial pursuit.
reenacting group is growing rapidly on the East Coast as men, women
and children from Virginia, Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio,
West Virginia, Tennessee and other states find a home with us as
reenactors and living historians interested in serving through education
while in a clean, family oriented environment.
As soldiers and civilians we portray both sides
of the American Revolution, the War Between the States and other time
periods as well. Our 1st Virginia Infantry
/ 2nd Virginia Infantry
(1861-1865) has achieved national renown and is regularly invited to the
best East Coast events and has enjoyed participation in many fine
reenactments in Virginia such as
Manassas, Chancellorsville, Cedar Creek and
Market to name a few. In the summer of 2011 we were blessed with the
opportunity to portray the 2nd
Virginia Infantry and 33rd Virginia Infantry of the famed Stonewall
Brigade at the Sesquicentennial
(150th) Reenactment of the Battle of First Manassas. We currently
have before us invitations to participate in special 150th Anniversary
events such as the 150th of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign and look
forward to the 150th of Gettysburg as well.
We do have our own stock of uniforms, historic weaponry
and accoutrements which allows us to train and involve a number of "new
recruits" at any given time for both sides of the American
Revolution and the Civil War.
We've also begun
The Knights of the
Golden Horseshoe, an educational and inspirational challenge designed to
help young and old maximize their explorations of Virginia's history while
participating in We Make History Virginia field trips, tours, special events
And there is much more to come as we continue to build the
We Make History
Vision on the East Coast and bring more and more family-focused, historic
educational opportunities to our many friends in Virginia, the birthplace of
Why do we do this? Our desire is to
provide wholesome, multi-generational educational and recreational
opportunities, to recreate and encourage the best aspects of our cultural
heritage, to make positive use of the arts and to create an atmosphere and
environment where a level of grace, respect and gentility are expected and
exercised to a much higher degree than the current culture around us. In
fact, by making inspirational use of our heritage and the arts we are able
to positively impact lives. Through changing lives we change our culture.
We Make History!
To learn more about the We Make History
vision we recommend beginning with the following pages.
We Make History Main Page
History for Families: All About We Make History
Family Friendly Reenacting:
Everything we do is family oriented, clean, purposeful and done with the
Virginia Infantry: Our Award-Winning,
Family-Friendly Civil War Reenacting
Group is active in both Arizona and Virginia. The
150th anniversary of the Civil War is ongoing. We are recruiting Virginia
Gentlemen! Ladies & Children are very Welcome too!
The Father of our Country is available for speaking engagements and support
of historic sites and events.
Historic Portrayals Meet a great character from
a past time!
Support Our Heritage Helping history to come alive!
The Knights of the
Golden Horseshoe An educational expedition into Virginia History!
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"History has to be burned into the
imagination before it can be received into the reason." Macaulay 1847