The Southwest Living History Association (SWLHA) is an IRS approved 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and remembrance of American history from our founding through the American Civil War. Our organization is made up of school teachers, engineers, architects, professionals, business owners, lawyers, accountants, retired military members and a host of others which all have an interest in the America’s rich cultural and military heritage and wish to share their knowledge and experience with the public. Our members represent two distinct groups which each focus on a critical period of American history.
The Southwest Colonial History Association (SWCHA) founded in 2010 focuses on the American Colonies during the formative years of 1775-1783. Represented among the recreated units is His Majesty's 7th Company Brigade of Guards, a recreated unit of the British Army and Morgan's Rifles a colonial militia unit. These units participate in American Revolutionary War Reenactments, Parade, history festivals, etc. in the western United States, such as the Northwest Colonial Festival, Battle Reenactment in Port Angeles, Washington and the annual “Rebels & Redcoats” event at Pioneer Living History Museum in Phoenix.
The Southwest Civil War Association (SWCWA) was founded in 2008 is an IRS approved 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and remembrance of American history from our founding through the American Civil War. Our organization is made up of schoolteachers, engineers, architects, professionals, business owners, lawyers, accountants, retired military members and a number of others which all have an interest in America’s rich heritage and wish to share their knowledge and experience with the public. In addition to hosting the “Civil War in the Southwest” and the associated “Holiday Ball” events at Pioneer Living History Museum, the SWCWA is active in reenactments at Old Tucson Studios, Yuma Quartermaster's Depot (now Colorado River State Park), Memorial Day ceremonies at Phoenix’s Pioneer & Greenwood Cemeteries and we frequently participate in the Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
In addition to these activities and events, our membership is very involved in educational presentations at local schools and Pioneer Living History Museum. We currently estimate that our educational school presentations and student field trips are impacting over 3,000 students per year. Our co-operative efforts with historic and civic venues provide a credible and authoritative resource that is available to educators, students and the public. These programs are an effective addition to established curriculum and have proven to be exciting and stimulating to those in attendance. Our presenters can be make school or civic presentations developed or modified to target specific audiences or age groups.
For additional information on educational or public presentations please contact us for additional information.
SOUTHWEST LIVING HISTORY ASSOCIATION