Historical Citizens Association
HCA - Our History
As a number of our initial members enjoy more than one time-period, we decided that our new organization should be broad in scope, even though we all came together through re-enacting the American Civil War.
Therefore, our name had to be inclusive of multiple eras. Eventually, it was suggested that we call ourselves the Historical Citizens Association (HCA), and the name stuck. Officially, it was adopted by the HCA members on the 24th of May, 2006.
In 2007, the President and Treasurer/Secretary signed the Articles of Association, and the Membership at large voted to approve the Bylaws (as proposed by the Executive Board). Our first Annual Meeting between the Executive Board and the General Membership was held July 1, 2007.
We welcome new members. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding membership in our group or reenacting in general or visit the Membership page on this website for more information.
Oak Street - Its History
In the American Civil War Reenacting Community, we are known as "Oak Street." We portray citizens that either live on or have businesses located on said street.
For a current list of residents (with a brief bio), please see the “Residents” page.
We encourage 1st person interpretation, and go about our characters' lives (at an event) as if the characters were actually living on a particular street in a town in the 1860s.
Brief background of our 1860s Scenario: Oak Street is located in a fictional town, established in the early 1800s, whose residents are currently trying to re-build their businesses and homes after a town fire six months ago.
Many businesses along Oak Street were either completely or partially destroyed and the accidental fire begun from an alleged drunken brawl in the local Inn
As most of the townsfolk lost nearly everything from the fire, many have come together to help each other rebuild. A few of the town residents are even staying at the Inn, while their own buildings are being rebuilt.
As one of the town's general meeting places, many townsfolk will often stop by with news throughout the day.
Click Here for a map of Oak Street (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file).
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