LIVING HISTORY PROGRAMS

Experience history coming to life through one of the living history programs Belle Heritage offers! We not only represent the past through authentic period clothing and accurate historic portrayals, but we also make the past relevant by building bridges between our world and the worlds of our ancestors.

Our living history interpretive programs can be customized for classroom environments or on-site immersive experiences at historic sites and museums around the country. If you don’t see your time period or subject of interest listed here, please ask! Contact us here.


"Elista’s passion and dedication to first-person historical interpretation, multicultural diversity and educational programming is addictive to watch and learn from. I am proud to say that my living history persona has grown exponentially through my friendship with Elista."
-Tim L. Jarvis, founder of Warrior’s Trail and author of
Shadows in the Forest: Woodland Warriors of the Mississippi Valley
 French and Indian War (1754-1763)  “Captured!: Frontier Life during the French and Indian War”  “French, Furs, and Forts: Women in a Man’s World”  “Le Grand Dérangement: Acadian Exiles and the Quest for a Homeland”

French and Indian War (1754-1763)

“Captured!: Frontier Life during the French and Indian War”

“French, Furs, and Forts: Women in a Man’s World”

“Le Grand Dérangement: Acadian Exiles and the Quest for a Homeland”

 War of 1812 (1812-1815)   “Louisiana Statehood: Creoles in an American World”    “Cultural Crossroads: Immigrants and the Battle of New Orleans”   “Following the Trail: Adopted Choctaws along the Natchez Trace”

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

 “Louisiana Statehood: Creoles in an American World”

  “Cultural Crossroads: Immigrants and the Battle of New Orleans”

 “Following the Trail: Adopted Choctaws along the Natchez Trace”

 World War II (1939-1945)   “Letters from Home: Keeping up Morale during World War II”   “Women on the Homefront: Victory Gardens, Sewing Circles, and Factories”   “Rations and Resistance: Life as a French Civilian during World War II”   “Slinging Doughnuts: American Red Cross Volunteers and the Amazing Clubmobiles”

World War II (1939-1945)

 “Letters from Home: Keeping up Morale during World War II”

 “Women on the Homefront: Victory Gardens, Sewing Circles, and Factories”

 “Rations and Resistance: Life as a French Civilian during World War II”

 “Slinging Doughnuts: American Red Cross Volunteers and the Amazing Clubmobiles”