What a wonderful evening!

What  a large, happy and enthusiastic crowd we had!


We Make History proudly presented our 13th annual Civil War Ball, a grand family-friendly evening awaits with Hoopskirted Ballgowns & Martial Uniforms, Belles of the Ball & Gallant Beaux too, lively dancing and grand historic ambience ... and modern friends too!

Our theme was the year 1863, a year punctuated by such epic contests as the Battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Chickamauga, and featured historic music and dances popular with Americans of the period.

Young ladies were presented to the grand assembly at the Civil War Ball - honoured, applauded and promenaded to show our faith and confidence in them all!


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The 150th Anniversary - You could be part of it!

Our We Make History team has been invited to represent soldiers and associated civilians at 150th anniversary reenactments. Please contact us if interested in joining in!














































































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Experience History

Family Friendly Reenacting

The 1st Virginia Volunteer Infantry

The 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

The 2nd Virginia Infantry

The American Heritage Festival

The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

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Visit  Some of Our Past Civil War Balls

The 2012 Civil War Ball

The 2011 Civil War Ball    The 2010 Civil War Ball

 The 2009 Civil War Ball    The 2008 Civil War Ball  

The 2007 Civil War Ball    The 2006 Civil War Ball

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Dear friends,

We would like to thank you all for participating in our 12th annual Civil War Ball.

This was truly a special evening.

Those we represented and honoured through this experience adapted to hard times in their own era and stood courageously, not only for themselves but for the common good of all.

Let us then also take upon us Christ's commandment to love and to stand for truth, even in difficult times, while helping and encouraging one another.

We intend to keep up our policy of reaching out to families in difficulty in the midst of hard economic times. Clearly, this was God's leading and many were deeply touched.

I am reminded of the many instances I have read of in the journals and diaries of both soldiers and civilians in the Civil War era who stepped up, contributed what they could and shared with and encouraged one another. What a comfort this sense of togetherness must have been as they endured through a season of difficulty.

May The LORD continue to bless the We Make History family both in obvious ways and also in those more subtle ways through which we find comfort and growth.

The Glory is His.

A blessed Resurrection Day to all...

Col. Scott


PS Coming April 28th, 2012....
Join us in the year of 1812 for Dolly Madison's Ball, an exciting excursion into the elegant Regency era!


Dear Colonel and Lady Scott,

Thank you so much for hosting the Civil War Ball. It was awesome! Dancing is such a great way to get away from all of the stress of life, albeit for only a few hours. My sister had a great time too, so again, thank you so much for a wonderful evening! May God continue to bless you as you step out in faith.

-In the risen Christ,
Jake M.


Dear Col. Scott,
We thoroughly enjoyed the Civil War Ball! It was our first time to attend. We didn't know what we were missing! We just attended a wedding with modern dancing and thought 'what a change in our culture'. It contradicts the evolution theory that humans are getting better Thank you so much for offering a fun and educational way to spend an evening with other families, and that you and your wife honor God in all you do.
We hope to be at the next ball!
In Christ,
Audrey and Cesar


My Most Honourable Col. Scott,
Thank you once again for a wonderful Civil War Ball! It warms my heart to see so many people, dressed so beautifully -- especially the ladies -- enjoying themselves, forgetting about the cares and worries of the world and escaping into the bliss that is the ballroom, where all are welcomed, all are honoured, and all are invited to share in the joy.
Looking back upon my favourite moment, I would say it came at the end, during the waltz. I invited a young lady to share a dance with your humble servant.
“I don't know how to waltz,” she cautioned.
“Well, we can do the minuet,” I offered. “I shall lead, and all you have to do is follow. It's like a country dance I call on the fly.” I quietly called the figures and she followed in what I have labeled a "freestyle minuet." She learned quickly as we circled each other, turning and siding and showing symmetrical grace. It did not matter that we were at least 100 years out of fashion. She smiled through it all.
“Do you know this lady can dance the minuet?” I told her companions when I escorted her back to them. “No, I didn't know!” one of them replied. “I did not know either, until now.” This is what life should be about -- giving guidance and encouragement to others, and leading the way when the time comes to step forward.
I am thankful to GOD for all of you in the We Make History family, and I continue to pray for you all!
Your Humble Servant And Friend,
Pvt. Christopher
1st Virginia Volunteer Infantry


Thank you for having me! I had a wonderful time. :)

Miss Brister


As always we enjoyed being there. The boys had a great time.
Vicki R.


We had a wonderful time. We also thoroughly enjoyed the pineapple!

M & J