Every year we're pleased to welcome living historians who make Vermont's past come alive!
Here are the ones you'll see at Expo 2016:
Compagnie de Chevalier de Levis
Levis (pronounced Leevee) was second in command to Montcalm during the French and Indian War. At Montcalm's death he became Commander of the French Forces.
The "Compagnie de Chevalier de Levis" is a group of Vermont Living Historians dedicated to presenting the pre-Revoluionary 18th century history of what was to become Vermont. Members of the group will be sharing lifeskills of the time including cartography (map making), handstitching, shingle making, 18th century foods and herbs. Visitors will also hear of the trials that our early settlers, English, French and Native, faced as they settled in the Green Mountains.
Green Mountain Military Vehicle Club
The Green Mountain Military Vehicle Club is an organization of over 65 military enthusiasts interested in the restoration, preservation and safe operation of historic military vehicles. GMMVC's 200 "steel soldiers" provide New Englanders unique opportunities to experience "rolling history" with a first-hand inspection.
At the Vermont History Expo, you'll see the group's military encampment, with sleeping accommodations for an officer and an enlisted man, radios and an artillery fire direction control display, photographs, and selected military vehicles.
Benjamin Whitcomb's Independent Corps of Rangers
Come visit the members of Whitcomb's Rangers as they present an authentic portrayal of an actual Continental Army Ranger unit during the American Revolution. Although the attire and equipment (or lack thereof) as well as the mission of a Ranger may differ from that of a typical Continental soldier, the group nevertheless represents a Continental military fighting force and is respected throughout the reenactment hobby for its authenticity as well as its demonstrated scouting and skirmishing ability and light infantry skills.