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Here are some of the most common questions people ask about the MCWRA, and
1. Q: What is a Civil War Reenactor?
A: Civil War reenactors are men, women, and
children who have a strong interest in the period known as The War Between
the States. Because of this interest, they spend as much time as possible
dressing, talking, sleeping, and portraying the lifestyle of that time.
2. Q: Are Only Missourians Allowed Membership in the MCWRA?
A: Although our name states Missouri reenactors,
this is not meant to imply that you must reside in Missouri to be a member.
We are proud of the fact that our membership also comes from Midwestern
states like Kansas, Illinios, Nebraska, Oklahoma,
Iowa, and Arkansas to mention a few.
3. Q: Can This Be a Family Hobby?
A: Yes! MCWRA takes pride in calling itself a family oriented organization.
Family memberships are welcomed and encouraged. While the men are presenting
the soldier or civilian impressions of the war, the ladies are busy showing
the different aspects of women's roles during the conflict. Authentically
attired children are always a welcome addition to any living history weekend
and are certain to catch the eye of camp visitors.
4. Q: Is Reenacting a Hobby?
A: MCWRA members take living history seriously and work hard at authentically
representing our forefathers in an honorable fashion. Because of the time
spent and the great amount of pleasure obtained from it, most members
consider reenacting to be a hobby, since no monetary compensation is paid to
5. Q: How do I get Involved?
A: Contact one of the Officers or Directors for details. Membership is $10.00
per year or $100.00 for a life-time membership.
Contact the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association:
Terry Cadenbach, President,
573 368-0949, email: firstname.lastname@example.org