MCWRA Officers and
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Things you might want to know about MCWRA
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All the info you need to join, host or participate in MCWRA events.
The MCWRA (Missouri Civil War Reenactors' Association) was organized in 1981
by reenactors who saw the need to set up a structured organization in
response to the growing number of reenactors portraying the history of our
country from 1861-1865, and to better serve potential sponsors wanting to
have living history events. Since its inception, the MCWRA has been
incorporated in the state of Missouri as a non-profit corporation. The
association is guided by a set of rules and by-laws and is governed by a
Board of Directors, and policies are voted upon by the general membership.
The main event year is primarily from May through October/November, but
cooperation with similar organizations in other states allows reenactors to
participate year round if they desire. Members choose the events they feel
they wish to attend and direct their efforts to supporting those.
The cost of the hobby will depend on the branch chosen (i.e. Infantry,
Artillery, Cavalry, Medical, or Civilian, etc.) and how far one wants to
delve into an impression. Once a reenactor has made the choice as to which
branch is of interest, the MCWRA can provide information on local units, and
contacts whom can give details on uniform costs, suppliers, weapons, tents,
etc. and a general idea of costs involved. Often units have items which can
be borrowed while a new member is gathering all the items desired.
MCWRA membership costs $10.00 per calendar year which includes the
newsletter, The Western Campaigner, which keeps members abreast of MCWRA
issues and MCWRA listed, sanctioned and maximum events; protection by MCWRA
liability insurance should a spectator be injured, and availability of
personal accident insurance at a very reasonable cost under the MCWRA
organization. Three meetings are held each year at the Capital Building in
Jefferson City, Mo. The times and dates are listed in the EVENTS page.