Welcome to the Gallery

of the

2011 American Heritage Festival

"A patriotic and educational living history celebration featuring diverse facets of our American Heritage including both civilian and military aspects as well as historic allies and enemies ranging from the Colonial era through the late 20th century."

Proudly Presented in Queen Creek, Arizona each November by

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2011 was once again "mission accomplished" for the AHF as exciting, creative and innovative historic education was presented to thousands of students, families and visitors from around Arizona, The Southwest and the entire USA. Our desire is to inspire!

Our types of portrayals and time periods represented have grown in diversity with our encampment featuring everything from historic military to historic music to historic trades to historic domestic life to numerous first-person portrayals of historic personas.



A Partial Cast of Characters

Faces for the Ages: A Few of Our Living Historians in Action

Below may be found photographic postings from the 2011 American Heritage Festival, our 9th annual!

The 2011 AHF was exciting and diverse. This is only a sampling of our 300+ living historians, education, interaction, activities and portrayals.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our 10th annual American Heritage Festival to be held in Queen Creek, AZ from November 16th-18th, 2012.


























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Special thanks go to the following photographers for their significant contributions in augmenting my own stock. Between us, the number of photos compiled numbered in the thousands with many good ones to choose from, edit, re-size and even to use as inspiration for works of art in creating this Gallery. I believe you will discover not only a selection of the best of the photos but also a wide representation of the diverse people and happenings that made up the 2011 American Heritage Festival. GW

Thanks to

Mrs. H., Mr. Stark

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For updates regarding our next American Heritage Festival see


Also see

The 2011 American Heritage Festival

The 2010 American Heritage Festival

The 2009 American Heritage Festival

The 2008 American Heritage Festival

The 2007 American Heritage Festival

The 2006 American Heritage Festival

The 2005 American Heritage Festival

The 2004 American Heritage Festival

The 2003 American Heritage Festival

Living History Links

Family Friendly Reenacting

George Washington's Army: Reenacting the American Revolution

George Washington Portrayal

The 1st Virginia Volunteer Infantry

The 2nd Virginia Infantry

The 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

The Battle of Payson

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