Living history

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The term living history refers to a broad group of activities involving recreating culture, activities, and living conditions of people from a particular time and place in history. The term is usually apllied to accurate portrayals of these conditions and skills.

Recreationist groups like the SCA and can be considered living history in some areas, and the term living history group is often applied to re-enactment groups when they have a high standard of accurate portrayal. Historic sites that staff re-enactors for educational purposes are good examples of living history sites, but living history can also be done as part of an event or be the specific aim of an event.

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