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Historical Reenactments on Twitter

Timeline created by kmartinez2 in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Newtwhistorylogo TwHistory Students or volunteers pick a well-documented historical event. They pick real historical figures who were at that event, and create tweets based on original source documentation. These tweets are then scheduled to be broadcast in real time. The end result is a virtual reenactment of a historical event, broadcast in real time.
Twhistory reasonably small TwHistory: Battle of Gettysburg Each Twitter account in the re-enactment represents a historical figure, and you are trying to portray that person's actions as accurately as possible. We use the first person to give the feeling that the event is happening in real time. --Tom Caswell
Wechoosethemoon John F. Kennedy Presidential Library An interactive experience recreating the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in real time.
100224 john quincy adams ap 218 John Quincy Adams' Journal JQA's numerous diaries and likens the short entries within his line-a-day diary to posts to the micro-blogging website, Twitter.
250px samuel pepys2 bigger Samuel Pepys' Diary 17th century London diarist currently Twittering 1668's events in real time. Run by @philgyford
Inf2 4 churchill reasonably small UK National Archives Watch WWII unfold 70 years to the day through original Cabinet Papers from 1941 held at The National Archives.
Captainrfscottcropped Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Royal Navy Officer and Polar explorer. These tweets will be a centenary celebration of my final expedition to Antarctica.
Wp 73x73 reasonably small The Washington Post: A House Divided The Post is tweeting the Civil War, in the words of the people who lived it 150 years ago - from journals, letters, records and newspapers.
Paulreverecropped Paul Revere House The famous Midnight Rider learning to spread news in the 21st century.
Lifesub bigger Real Time WWII Live tweeting the Second World War, as it happens on this date and time in 1939, and for 6 years to come. Contact via realtimewwii@gmail.com or Facebook.
1948warcropped 1948 Arab-Israeli War Nov. 1947. UN votes to partition Palestine into 2 states, Jewish and Arab. Follow events as they happen leading up to and during the War of Independence 1947-49