The Living History Centre Library contains over 3,000 volumes. It functions as a research library (not a lending library) and is available to teachers, artists, directors, performers, and students by written request to
Please include a brief summary of your research project. The library is located in Novato, California.
The library catalogue can be searched and viewed on LibraryThing at https://www.librarycat.org/lib/LivingHistoryCentre
Recommended Places & Organizations
The LHC recommends the following institutions and organizations engaged in Living History programs and experiences for the public:
Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth, MA, https://www.plimoth.org
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA, https://www.osv.org/
Kentwell Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk, UK, http://www.kentwell.co.uk/
Classroom Living History
We are developing our list of recommended Classroom Living History (CLH) interpreters/instructors. Please email us YOUR recommendations to consider at
We are developing a list of recommended websites that provide living-history-related resources in costuming, daily life, art, education,
and authentically focused events. Please send links to any sites you would like us to consider at
Publications & Teaching Guides
This resource will expand to include books as well as free PDF downloads of LHC publications from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. If you have recommendations, please email us at
Here for your individual use (not for publication) is one of the better examples of the kind of LHC resources we are delighted to be able to share on this website. Enjoy ~ and do let us know if you find it useful! Please note: This document is from 1989. The Living History Centre is no longer affiliated with the The Renaissance Pleasure Faire.