My name is Wilson Freeman and I’m a historical reenactor.  I’ve been involved with the hobby for almost eighteen years, since I was twelve years old.  I have more than a dozen impressions spanning several hundred years, and I’m a stickler for high authenticity.  I participate with my partner Marc, who shares my passion for history and has been in the hobby for twelve years.

I started this blog as a way for the general public to get an idea of what it’s like to be a reenactor, and to help those who are interested in joining this strange little hobby.  Most reenacting websites are made for the reenacting crowd, and so it can be very difficult for anyone outside “the circle” to find out much about how the hobby works.  I intend to change that, by blogging not only about the regular reenactors standbys such as sewing updates and event reports, but also about the hobby itself and how to get started as a historical reenactor.  This blog is written halfway for those “in the hobby” and halfway for those outside it, and by doing so I hope to bring greater understanding between those two groups.

Please, follow me along for the ride!

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me and do check out the Ask A Reenactor section as well!

Unless otherwise noted, all photography featured on the site is my own.


  1. Just out of curiosity, in reenactments that involve mock battles where the participants are firing blanks, what is the general acceptance of items like foam ear plugs?

    • The past few years I’ve been using the silicon earplug material, brand name Mack’s. I find it not only more effective, but it hurts my ears less, stays in better, and being a milky white, doesn’t stand out to the public quite as much as do the bright yellow/pink/orange of foam ear plugs.

  2. Very nicely written, thank you!

  3. George E. Tichy

    I am looking for a WWII Irish Guards or WWII MP unit in New England/Massachusetts area. Please contact me at: georgetichy@hotmail.com. Thanks.

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