Living History Programs

living history volunteersLiving history programs are an opportunity for families, individuals and school groups to explore the interaction between people and their environment.  Immersed for a brief time in the past, participants learn through hands-on interactions and activities about earlier cultures and lifestyles. Programs incorporate in-park demonstrations and hands-on activities. Park staff and volunteers provide interpretive content while dressed in period attire, often performing activities and roles associated with their historical role. 

Living history programs are most often done in conjunction with an annual celebration event at the park (such a Legacy Day, Harvest Festival, Gold Rush Days, etc.) rather than on a daily basis. Check the specific park pages for more information on events at the park. 


Parks with Costumed Living History Interpretation Programs