re·​en·​act·​or | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈnak-tər How to pronounce reenactor (audio) \

Definition of reenactor

: a person who participates in reenactments of historical events

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Denise Sykes, a Mormon Battalion Historical Site living history reenactor, plays a washboard during the Old Town Founders’ Day Festival, part of the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of San Diego, Sept. 14, 2019, in Old Town San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Founders Day celebrates San Diego’s cultural mix," 14 Sep. 2019 WINEderlust Renegade Wine, Art & Music Festival: Enjoy wine, local brews, art, music, food trucks, craft books and historic reenactors at this festival and concert that runs from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "12 Amador and El Dorado festivals this summer and fall," 6 Aug. 2019 There will be artifact displays, trivia, living history reenactors, a wreath laying ceremony and C-47 flyover, and screenings of D-Day movies. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Eleven Museums and Memorials Honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day," 4 June 2019 Onlookers lined the entrance of the fort and watched in silence as reenactors raised the American flag on a flagpole visible from the bay. Lauren Hernández,, "Fort Point hosts Civil War reenactment in San Francisco," 17 Aug. 2019 Perhaps if there were more black reenactors at Lakewood, Kyle would relent and allow future encampments. Charles Selle,, "Selle: Great divide remains over course of county’s Civil War Days," 17 June 2019 Includes craft activities for children, reenactors playing Victorian millionaires, fashions from the era and a Victorian tea with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., $4-$6. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "S.F. Bay Area calendar: Beauty and the Beast Jr., jazz and more," 22 July 2019 Lake County Forest Preserves District President Angelo Kyle of North Chicago was miffed at those reenactors who have held mock Civil War battles since the early 1990s at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. Charles Selle,, "Selle: Great divide remains over course of county’s Civil War Days," 17 June 2019 Activities include a tour of the house, arts and crafts and costumed reenactors from the Revolutionary period. Brittany Brown,, "Five Maryland historical sites hosting Fourth of July events," 2 July 2019

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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