History, Tradition, Performance
Justin Howes Kennick
Living History Interpretation

Justin Kennick has been performing living history for three decades. As a member of the Brigade of the American Revolution, an 18th century re-enactment organization, he has participated in battle re-enactments at various historical sites alongside continental troops, riflemen, and Indians. His special focus is the loyalist group Peters Corps, Queen's Loyal Rangers. As a professional historical interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village, he demonstrates traditional 19th century crafts and skills - coopering, milling, blacksmithing, and farming.

Justin's skill in constructing (and wearing) colonial dress can be seen in his modeling fo"Men's Clothing from the 1770s" for American Centuries Dress-up, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA.

Mr. Kennick has been a featured performer for visits to schools around the northeast, in character as a colonial farmer, revolutionary soldier, and Scottish knight (not all at the same time, of course). For these visits, he arrives equipped with authentic reproduction items of clothing, gear, food, etc. to spark students' interest. In tune with his own Scottish ancestry, Justin also artfully plays and composes music for the Scottish highland bagpipes.

To inquire about availability for bookings or special events, contact:

Justin H. Kennick     Phone: (413) 586-3250     Email: kennickj@gmail.com

Justin Kennick holds a new lamb at Freeman Farm, Old Sturbridge Village Museum. 

Photo by Ellen Albanese for The Boston Globe, March 17, 2010.

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