We Make History
The American Heritage
Festival is a grand scale, highly interactive educational presentation of
diverse civilian and military aspects of historic American life from Colonial
Days through modern times as portrayed by a large and experienced cast of
historical interpreters assembled from around the country. We are the largest
and most diverse educational living history event in the Western United States,
with something of interest to everyone. We also feature Arizona's original and
largest display and battle reenactment of the American Revolution. Come, learn
and be inspired!
Included are reenactments, dramatic portrayals of famous men and women,
musicians, artisans, craftsmen, singers, colonists, pioneers, mountain men,
soldiers and more ranging from Colonial times, the American Revolution and
Founding Fathers through Frontier and Pioneer days, the Civil War, the Old West
and on into the 20th century, the World Wars and the Vietnam era. An 18th
century style church service in the fields based on the "Great Awakening",
speeches by famous Americans of the past, live historic music, an historic
fashion show and of course battle reenactments are just a few of the many
special features. Historic men, women and children are portrayed in diverse
roles with something of interest to all. Historic merchants offer a unique
Presented each November by
We Make History and held at
Farms of Queen Creek, Arizona, the American Heritage Festival is by far the
largest living history event to take place in The Southwest. Don't miss out on
this unique, creative, interactive and family friendly educational opportunity
for all ages.
Our mission to educate, inspire, honour
and respect continues....
Our 13th annual American Heritage Festival
will be held
19th-21st, 2015 "Rain or Shine!"
2015 will be an exciting year as our presentation of the American Revolution
continues to expand. We are growing, refining and adding new experiences in our
quest for creative, interactive, inspirational education!
To receive event updates and information.... and that we may better serve you...
please find the appropriate category below and contact us.
November 19th and 20th
are SCHOOL DAYS and are ONLY open for
organized Public, Private & Charter School groups of 20 or more who make
advance reservations. Teachers may contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, contact info and the
school you represent. There will be special opportunities tailored for
homeschool groups on Saturday, November 21st.
PUBLIC DAY will be
Saturday, November 21st from 10AM-4PM and will include battle reenactments,
historic music, an historic fashion show, an historic church service, historic
crafts and skills and educational displays ranging from Colonial times through
the 20th century! Arrive early to enjoy the full experience! A link will be up
soon for general information, directions, hours and a schedule. Advance discount
passes will, be available by July 1st. Passes will also be available at the
event Saturday for $15 each (cash please) though ages 3 and under are FREE and
do not need a pass. Click
for more info!
For questions not
covered on the pages of this site it is best to contact us at
email@example.com but you may also leave a message at 480-777-1776.
To receive updates,
email us, let us know how you heard about us, where you are located and your
area(s) of interest. PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety and security as well as
the quality of our presentation, no adults may enter the event dressed in
historic style attire other than our pre-registered reenactors.
If you are a
email us here, tell us about your portrayal, how you heard about us and how
you would like to serve. We'll send you updates and links to participant info
including a registration form. Reenactors must be registered in advance in order
to participate. For good organization, security and everyone's safety we do not
Download a 2015 American Heritage Festival Poster.
to the American Heritage Festival.
Click Here for Video -
Three Minutes of History
Visit the 2013 Gallery of Art & Photos!
See photos and read
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WE MAKE HISTORY
Don't miss our 4th annual
coming in February of 2016!
Make History with us! With 501(c)3 status we are able to accept
charitable donations from our friends by check or credit card.
Please send checks to We Make History, P.O. Box 1776, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
email for information on how to contribute
directly by credit card.
We found the experience of the American Heritage Festival this weekend past to be one of
We thoroughly enjoyed exploring our American History from it's
most early infant days all the way through to the Vietnam War.
We reward the
efforts of your group with our praise and high regard. I was most moved, as I
have been before, and it
has rekindled a desire for further
acquaintance and acceptance to hopefully
become part of a group such as yours.
We hope to
continue with more correspondence and to attend future events!
Sincerely, Miss Rebecca P.
This is the highlight of our year! Thank you for
this wonderful event. Gabe & Jane