Who should support
We Make History?
Those with a PASSION for Our
We Make History is proud to
the many uplifting and inspiring aspects of our national, cultural and
spiritual heritage. There is much that has gone before us that has been
admirable and many persons who have possessed qualities worthy of emulation.
Ignorance and apathy have nearly deprived us of much that has been
historically valuable in the lives of individuals and in the health of our
entire society. Imagine the positive changes that could be effected in our
present culture with just a return of such concepts as respect, grace and the
historic mores which inspired them?
Those with a PASSION for
education is what we are all about. Accepting the reality that we live in a
highly visual generation We Make History accepts the challenge of taking a
very real, multifaceted approach to education that actually involves everyone
in a tangible way. Utilizing diverse elements of our history we intrigue and
draw people into actual involvement in such facets as historic dance, historic
etiquette, historic values, historic fashion, historic personalities, historic
political and military challenges, historic questions, historic arts and much,
much more in weaving a holistic tapestry of past times that immerses one in a
former century. There are no mere spectators with We Make History. Our
educational approach is highly interactive, exciting, entertaining and
Those with a PASSION for
Families are at the heart of
what We Make History is all about. We have discovered that innumerable
benefits accrue from families getting excited about facets of our heritage and
learning and participating together in the creative educational process. Thus
we are devoted to being family-friendly, our many and diverse activities being
conducted in a safe and wholesome environment in which many age groups can all
learn and grow. And we have discovered that our ancestors were really on to
something in their common practice of multi-generational socialization. There
are dynamics involved when multiple generations learn and share together that
can be genuinely uplifting for all, often providing a new depth and sense of
purpose among both young and old.
Those with a PASSION for
Our living history team is made
up primarily of high school and college students who learn respect, values,
responsibility and personal worth while engaged in community service through
creative education. The experience is life changing. By positively impacting
young lives we positively impact our culture. By positively impacting our
culture - We Make History!
Those with a PASSION for the
We Make History is devoted to
"Positive use of History and the Arts". The arts impact the mind and
have an effect upon the soul.
Dance, drama, speech, music, writing and other arts can
either inspire and uplift or poison and bring down. We purpose and choose to
inspire and uplift!
Those with a PASSION for a
Higher Level of Culture...
desire is to provide wholesome multi-generational educational and recreational
opportunities, to recreate and encourage the best aspects of our cultural
heritage, to make positive use of the arts and to create an atmosphere and
environment where a level of grace, respect and gentility are expected and
exercised to a much higher degree than the current culture around us. In fact,
by making inspirational use of our heritage and the arts we are able to
positively impact lives. Through changing lives we change our culture. Thus...
We Make History!
with a PASSION to Make a Difference...
and serving are two of the highest levels of expression of which humans are
capable. I have often pondered the thought that a person can talk all day about
what they claim to believe in, what they claim is important to them and what
they claim are their priorities. But look at where a person spends their time
and their money and you will have the true picture. "For where a man's
treasure is there will his heart be also."
welcome those with real passions for our heritage, for education, for
families, for the arts and for a positive change in the level of our current
culture... to partner with us and actually make a real investment that could have an
in the lives of many as we continue on our mission of "making history" through
positive, educational use of history and the arts.
Support by Mail
Your contribution may be sent to
We Make History
P.O. Box 1776
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Support by Credit Card or PayPal
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Patriots' Club provides the opportunity for persons to partner with the
educational mission of We Make History through regular monthly support at
then level of their choice.
using the drop down menu below, please choose the Founders' Club level at
which you would like to participate. Next, click on the "Subscribe" icon.
The support of our friends is powerful and effective in reaching our culture
with inspirational, uplifting and creative education. Thank you!
you for your support of the We Make History vision. "Give and it shall be
given unto you..."
Make History is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational organization
devoted to education through positive, uplifting use of history and the arts.
Among our many means of service to this vision are a number of diverse
historically themed balls each year (since 2001), dramatic portrayals of historic
personalities and events (since 1999), the American Heritage Festival (the
Southwest's largest and most diverse living history event) (since 2003), the
American Liberty Festival (focused on "Liberty", the Founding Fathers and
the American Revolution) (since 2012), the
family oriented living history groups portraying the people and events of the American Revolution and the Civil War
(since 2003 and 2004 respectively) as well as dramatic portrayals, speaking events,
public presentations, historic picnics, historic dinners, social events,
seminars and workshops on many topics of historic interest, presentations,
special events for public schools, private schools and homeschool groups and much more.
We Make History is founded, purposed and run upon Christian principles but has a desire to serve all regardless of
2006 we began the first steps toward making We Make History a bi-coastal
phenomenon with historic presentations, dramatic character portrayals and
living history on the East Coast. Since that time Virginia has become the
fast-growing center of East Coast operations for We Make History and we are
very excited regarding the bright future of We Make History Virginia!
our goals are strengthening and expanding core activities and
increasing our presence, time and activities in Virginia and on the East
Coast. We would like to reproduce our American Heritage Festival and/or
American Liberty Festival and the wonderful inspirational education they
bring in multiple locations and are looking intently at possible sites
across the nation including (but not limited to) Virginia and Michigan. We also hope this year to expand our "depot" of historic clothing and accoutrements which will be of
tremendous assistance in strengthening and establishing educational activities
at the core of our mission while also providing means to easily facilitate
getting many more new people (entire families!) involved hands-on in the exciting educational process.
our many long term goals are to acquire land and build our "Center
for Heritage Education & The Arts".
Picture if you will
a grand historic style ballroom, perhaps something after the fashion of
Palladio or Wren, featuring magnificent pillars and portico, marble, an
expansive wooden dance floor, spacious stage, fine sound and lighting, side
galleries, internal and external balconies and a beautiful lobby.
And this would only
be the beginning. Educational space, a performing arts building, a bookstore
/ gift shop, guest rooms, an 18th century style formal garden, an office, a
kitchen, a meeting/banquet hall, a pair of small living history villages
(18th century and 19th century) and more could all be forthcoming as well as
land for working historic agricultural exhibits, historic encampments and
tremendous blessing of such a facility in furthering our vision of utilizing
heritage, education and the arts to support American families, raise the bar
on the level of our current culture and positively impact the society around
Someone once said
that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Tens of millions of
dollars and years of effort could be necessary. The fruition of this process
may require a long journey but the time has come to proceed.
Your support may
help to make all these possibilities to be realities.
Thank you for
dreaming the dream with us and taking tangible steps to make the dream come
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