WE MAKE HISTORY

Upcoming Historic Events

Please note that only public oriented We Make History events are listed here. Private events organized for public schools, private schools, homeschool groups, educational organizations, churches, communities, historic sites, etc. are not listed on this calendar.

February 20th-21st    Phoenix, AZ
An Educational & Inspirational Journey circa 1776!
 
A Few of Our Recent Events...
 
November 29th    Mesa, AZ
The Victorian Christmas Ball - Our 14th Annual!
Celebrating the season with the joyful family of We Make History!
(See pics here. :o)

November 21st-23rd    Queen Creek, AZ

The American Heritage Festival - Our 12th Annual!
The largest and most diverse Living History event in Arizona & The Southwest!
 
October 24th-25th    Tucson, AZ
An educational and inspirational journey circa 1776!
 
October 11th    Mesa, AZ
A Rollicking Good Time - Western Style
 
August 2nd   Mesa, AZ
Family Fun on The High Seas for All Ages! ARRRRRR!

July 4th    Mesa, AZ

Our American Revolution Living History Team celebrated Independence Day with inspirational educational demonstrations.
 
May 2nd-4th    Spotsylvania County, VA
We provided hands-on education for 2,000 school children and participated in the battle reenactments and the ball as well.
 
April 12th    Mesa, AZ
A Rollicking Good Time - Western Style
 
March 15th    Mesa, AZ
Lively Dancing and "Wearin' o' the Green"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valuable Links to We Make History

Learn. Experience. Enjoy. Support.

Historic Dance & Grand Balls

   Living History Groups & Events

Historic Fashion

Dreams, Visions, Historic Portrayals & Educational Support

Contact

 

Links to Some of Our Past Events

"The History of Making History"

 

A Small Sampling of Portraits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dance!
 
"In Dance we may discover both instruction in and expression of respect, grace and all the manners, attitudes and qualities necessary to those aspiring to a higher path, to be ladies and gentlemen."  Lord Scott 2010
 
"Dancing is, of all the fine arts, that which seems peculiarly devoted to cheerfulness and joy. It is the
    lively expression of these emotions by gestures and attitudes."  Thomas Hillgrove 1866
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A Few Letters from Friends

(We receive positive letters from all over the world from people who have found inspiration on the WMH website. Here is one from nearby California which we think you will enjoy.)

Dear friends of all that is historical and wholesome,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ladan and I am a 21 year old California native. I am currently attending the University of California Irvine as a pre-med major and am getting ready to go to medical school within the next year. Your website keeps me going when I am barely able to keep my eyes open at 2 AM (during my all night study sessions). I always turn to your website and awaken my senses and positive feelings with the beautiful pictures from the events your organization hosts. With my life drenched in cell biology, chemistry and physics the world you have created is an escape to heaven for me!
I have never felt that I belonged to this time period. I only listen to classical music and opera, can only find true happiness in a live ballet, and indulge in the fashions of hundred of years ago, and hold my old-fashioned ideals of relationships and etiquette between people to the higher standards of the past. Your website fuels my passion and keeps me alive in this dreary world of today. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I only wish that I were lucky enough to live in your community and have the opportunity to join in all the fun! Your neighbors are so lucky to have someone as dedicated and passionate as you in their community.
Thank you again for your amazing website and educational resources. I could read about the etiquette and dress codes for ladies all day long.
You certainly make my physics and chemistry classes easier to tackle psychologically! Thank you and bless you for all that you have done.
So grateful to you,
Ladan

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From a friend moving away...

Thank you for all of your support and friendship for the past 3 1/2 years.  I have been very inspired by your group and learned a great deal as well as made a lot of friends. Blessings in all your plans for the future.
I will look forward to hearing from you in the future. Greetings to all of your family and the WMH family as well.
D and Z

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Dear Lord Scott,

My favorite memories from this past evening are the beautiful people from at the ball whose immense physical beauty is often exceeded by their inner beauty.

What a wonderful world it would be if everyone were like your guests.

I Remain

Your Friend and Humble Servant

1st Sgt. Mike C.   Glendale, Arizona

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Dear Bonnie Prince Charlie,

I am writing to thank you for the sweet memories from the 2007 Highland Ball that have lifted me up throughout the week.  The lively music, beautiful costumes, and infectious smiles of all who participated were uniquely special and a time I will treasure for some time to come.  As a mother of four young women who aspire to be the next Martha Washington or Elisabeth Elliot we are clearly counter-culture and hopelessly out-of-style.  However, your We Make History enterprise has introduced me to so many families, young men and women alike, who also have passionate aspirations to serve God, family, country, and the world through acts of service, gracious living, and honor. I cannot express how much hope and excitement I receive each time I meet more people who seek to take the high road and long for more entertainment that feeds the soul.  Thank you again for making this possible!

We look forward to more smiles and fellowship at the upcoming balls.

Sincerely yours,

Diane F. of  Flagstaff, Arizona

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Lord and Lady Scott,

 I wanted to thank you for all of the hard work and effort you put into We Make History to provide us with evenings of fun, honor, and dance.

 I have enjoyed coming to your balls and am always so impressed by all that attend. It is so refreshing to go somewhere and be treated with respect and dignity. In this day and age, girls only seem to worry about having or getting a boyfriend and that's how they treat men, and men seem to only treat girls as potential girlfriends and objects of desire. It is so wonderful to be able to go to your balls and throw aside the thoughts and pressures of the world and be completely comfortable, with both sexes being treated with respect, honor, and dignity. I have never once worried about any of the men attending the balls acting inappropriately, and all the girls seem to treat the men with the same honor, and respect. So, with all that to say, I just want to thank you for providing such wonderful, upstanding evenings and I always look forward to your balls.

May God bless and keep you.

Sincerely,

Miss Kia C.

Scottsdale, AZ

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I would like to thank you for your emails. Your site is one of my personal favorites and I also wish to thank whoever does your web site as "it is one of the best done sites I think I have ever seen." Congratulations to you as web master and to your group of reenactors for your efforts and your patriotism toward our country.  I only wish that we as a country would have maintained the values of our ancestors, but that's another story.

Also please extend a thank you to the young people I see pictured. They are a bright spot and it would appear they have a leg-up on their peers. Maybe there is hope after all.............    David D. J.

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Dear Lord & Lady Scott,

I want to thank you again for all that you do. Historical reenacting has changed my life and my walk with my Heavenly Father for the better. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday. He is Risen!

Miss O.    Chandler, Arizona

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My Dearest Lord and Lady Scott,

Another amazing night of dancing, fellowship, love and laughter. Thank you for all of the work you both put into making it a glorious night. THE BEST night of my life!

I thank you and wait in eager anticipation for the next Ball. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Love to We Make History,

In Christ,

Miss Valerie B.    Prescott, Arizona

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Dear Lord Scott,

All my life I dreamed of having a chance to learn how to really dance and enjoy a multi-generational activity. It is such a blessing for this to be played out in our lives.  We are so thankful to you for your vision, and we encourage everyone we meet to participate. 

God Bless,

Lori M.    Chandler, Arizona

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My dear friend and brother in Christ,
The other day I was reflecting on when I had first joined We Make History. It was back in 2009! I look back at that time and can hardly believe that it has been over 4 years that I have been with We Make History. Ever since I first joined I have been poured into over and over again--lessons of what it is to be a Godly man, of how a gentleman treats others (ladies in particular); the notions of honesty, chivalry, courage; the blessings of being trustworthy, the importance of friendship and camaraderie (in both the good times and bad); of doing everything to the glory of God; of being dependable, flexible, willing to step up or step down, wherever and whenever the need arises; of how to lead others humbly and lovingly; of accepting disappointment and failure graciously; of celebrating the countless blessings we receive. The list could go on and on! Words alone can not express my immense gratitude for all that God has revealed to me through We Make History!! =)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We Make History is an educational passion devoted to bringing history to life in the context of a creative, interactive, inspirational, family friendly environment. We Make History is now celebrating our 15th birthday! Originally formed in Arizona, we are now "bi-coastal" offering a variety of educational, inspirational and character-building events not only in Arizona and The Southwest but also on the East Coast - particularly in the mid-Atlantic area of Virginia, DC and Maryland. We Make History makes positive, educational use of history and the arts! Grand Historic Balls, historical reenactments, family friendly reenacting groups, living history experiences, historic church services, workshops, seminars, speeches and dramatic portrayals are just some of the means utilized in pursuit of our family-friendly, educational vision. We have a passion for making use of our gifts and talents to bless, uplift and inspire any and all regardless of ethnic, religious, national or economic background. We believe in taking the high road!
 
We Make History is particularly known for our Historic Balls, Historical Reenactments, Family Friendly Reenacting (Living History) Groups, Dramatic Portrayals of Historic Persons and our Recreations of Historic Church Services which have brought inspiration and a renewed sense of the continuity of faith to thousands.
 
Each of of our Historic Balls is set during a certain themed time period such as Jacobean, Baroque, Georgian, Colonial, Regency, Civil War or Victorian. We are well known for being welcoming and encouraging toward beginners and over the years have helped thousands to become interested and involved in historic dance, fashion and etiquette who have found inspiration to pursue high character, to embrace grace and respect, to aspire to become ladies and gentlemen, to live at a higher level of character, values, faith and service - not only while participating in Historic Balls and Reenactments but in the day to day life of the 21st century as well.
 
We Make History organizes several annual historical reenacting events in Arizona. Our American Heritage Festival is the largest educational living history gathering to take place in Arizona (and indeed the entire Southwest), has an important focus on serving public schools, private schools, homeschool groups and families and has gained national attention drawing participants from across North America and from as far away as Asia as well. Our Battle of Tucson is a landmark educational event for Southern Arizona. We Make History created Revolutionary War Reenacting in Arizona and our American Liberty Festival is a wonderful inspirational event focused entirely on the era of the Founding Fathers and the American Revolution - the fight for Liberty! We Make History has also become renowned for our "first person" living history events such as the Battle of Payson. Way beyond the typical reenactment, our first person events combine scripted drama, fluid action and the skills of many actors/reenactors to provide an exciting and entertaining glimpse into a moment in history. As someone well phrased it "We have put the acting back in reenacting."
 
Our family friendly historical reenacting group is fast growing, involving over 200 ladies, gentlemen and children. Our team is family oriented with a mission of education and service. As the only American Revolution reenacting group in Arizona and The Southwest we are blessed to have the numbers and equipment to portray The Virginia Continental Line, Continental Marines and Patriot Militia of George Washington's Army and the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Grenadiers of the First Foot Guards, Jaegers of Hesse Kassel and Loyalist Militia of the British Army. Our unified Civil War reenacting team portrays soldiers and civilians of the North and South, is the largest Civil War reenacting group in Arizona (and the Southwest) and is active and growing on the East Coast as well with invitations to be involved in numerous events related to the 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the Civil War. Our 1st Virginia Infantry has won acclaim and an unprecedented honour in Virginia. Our historical reenacting groups serve the public through friendly, interactive education with a strong focus on character development and learning life lessons from history - not merely facts and dates but integrity, faith and values as well. The huge numbers of inspirational young people involved in reenacting with We Make History attest to our success!
 
Our Historic Portrayals of famous persons such as George Washington have gained high praise from many diverse organizations, events and historic sites and we are also excited to be in the early planning stages of building a Center for Heritage, Education and the Arts including an historic ballroom, performing arts center, formal garden, educational space and even a small living history village for ongoing historical reenacting. Dream this dream with us!
 
Our ever expanding We Make History Family includes persons who are actively involved from many places and good people who have participated from nearly every corner of America - and beyond. We Make History Virginia is growing rapidly with Historic Balls, Reenactments, Living History, Historical Education, support of historic sites and more! Persons of all ages and diverse ethnicities and backgrounds have found an historic home as part of the We Make History Family.
 
Why do we do this? Our faithful desire is to provide wholesome multi-generational educational and recreational opportunities for families and students, to gain inspiration from valuable aspects of our national, cultural and spiritual heritage, to make positive use of history and the arts in a way that encourages young people to take a higher road here and now in the 21st century and to create an atmosphere and environment where a level of grace, respect and gentility are expected and exercised to a much higher degree than the current culture around us. In fact, by making inspirational use of our heritage and the arts we are able to bless and serve others and positively impact lives. Through uplifting and changing lives we uplift and change our culture. Thus... We Make History!
 
Would you like to know more about our happy, enthusiastic and growing group? Contact us here.   Interested in contributing? See this info.   Want to learn more about We Make History? Read this page.
 
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"Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set." Proverbs 22:28
 
"History has to be burned into the imagination before it can be received into the reason." Macaulay 1847        "Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." Chinese Proverb