So, who is the LHANC Inc...? We are a living history home for the entire family…
The Living History Association of North Carolina, Inc. (non-profit) is a "progressive" living history organization that portrays the 30th North Carolina Troops, Company "K" (infantry) from Mecklenburg County NC. The term “progressive” means we are more involved in improving our authenticity in the hobby.
Membership is open to families as well as individuals. Our members include current and retired law enforcement officers, school teachers, skilled craftsmen, college students, state employees, military veterans, EMT’s, college professor, airline pilot, several small business owners, and our family has three published authors. We regard our membership as our giant extended family.
Most of our members live in the southern Piedmont region of North Carolina. We also have members in Raleigh and Wadesboro areas of North Carolina and as far away as Maryland. We participate in historical events and battle re-enactments from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Georgia. We have a membership meeting once a year where, we vote on our re-enactment schedule, elect our staff and make other routine organizational decisions. We also plan other activities such as our annual Christmas party, summer cookout and work in a historical field trip when we can.
We generally participate at one or two events every month or two so our membership can choose those events that best fit their schedules. Our events include weekend battle re-enactments, living history programs at local museums, school programs, memorial services and monument dedications. Our living history programs educate the public and raise funds for Civil War history preservation projects. We ask that our members participate at a minimum in three weekend battle re-enactments each year.
Our military organization, Company "K", 30th North Carolina Troops, has been active in the re-enactment community since 1985. We are a charter member of the 1st North Carolina Battalion and affiliated with the largest Civil War re-enactment group in the nation: the Army of Northern Virginia. Because some re-enactment events require units to occasionally portray both sides, the 30th NCT participates as 9th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry two or three times per year. As living historians, we feel that the service of all-American Civil War Soldiers, Union and Confederate, should be recognized and honored. We are first and foremost a North Carolina Confederate infantry organization.
For younger children, men and ladies, our Colonel Francis Marion Parker Civilian Alliance provides an opportunity to learn and teach various aspects of Victorian life and Southern civilian life during the Civil War. This participation allows family and friends of our military members to share in the hobby. The Civilian Alliance serves in a supporting role for the military company.
Civil War reenacting has been popular since the American Civil War Centennial (1961-1965). Many of those early re-enactors are "aging out" of the hobby but still wish to remain active. There are also those interested in reenacting who, for one reason or another, cannot withstand the more rigorous aspects of the hobby. In order to answer this need, several members of the 30th NCT also participate with the North Carolina State Militia and Home Guard. Our militia company participates in less physically demanding events including living history displays, memorial ceremonies and some limited battle re-enactments. The service of North Carolina’s citizen-soldiers is a much-neglected part of Civil War history.
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The Living History Association of North Carolina (L.H.A.N.C.) is a non-profit,
non-political educational organization that is registered with the
North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Historic Sites Section 2019