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Developing First Person Impression Seminar

February 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What does first-person impression mean? It is when you become, in every way, shape, and form, a person from the time period in which you reenact. The memories and experiences you possess are those that a person would have experienced from that time. Your attitudes are their attitudes, your speech is their speech, and your life is their life. All of your modern-day experiences are unknown to the person whom you portray. When you can adapt to this frame of mind, reenacting takes on a whole new dimension; the more you know and understand about this person and their time, the more convincing you will be in portraying them, and the more fun you can have in the experience.

The Marion County Historical Society utilizes reenactors to share a living history with guests at many of our events, such as A Night at Heritage Hall, History Alive, and during the First Ladies Luncheon and Dinner with the Presidents. If you have ever attended these events and thought you would like to portray a historical figure, now is your chance to learn how.

The Marion County Historical Society will hold a First Person Impression Seminar on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 7:00 pm. This free program will be held at Heritage Hall Auditorium, 169 E. Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302.

Hosted by Education Curator Rebecca McKinney and Board Chairman Fred Malone. Fred is one of MCHS’ most sought-after reenactors. Fred will pull from his vast experience and share how to become a living history character. Reenacting is a unique way to interpret history.

For questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rebecca McKinney at 740-387-4255.


February 16
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Heritage Hall Auditorium
169 East Church Street
Marion, OH 43302 United States

Official Website for Marion County, Ohio History