This is a discussion listserv, with historians, reenactors and illustrators as members. There are also pictures and articles to download, as well as an event calendar.
A 16th Century New World Garrison, is a group of living-historians based at De Soto National Memorial, in Bradenton, Florida. The organization is named after Captain Pedro Calderón, who was left in charge of the base camp and port, when Hernando de Soto began his entrada into La Florida in June of 1539.
This page is part of the larger Mission San Juan Capistrano site and contains info on their Living History Society and when they present. Within the larger site, there are event listings, historical info and pictures of the mission. There is also an application to be admitted to the Society.
Contains links to articles and sites of interest to the Spanish Coloninal historical interpreter. Includes a collection of original paintings, drawings and photographs from Spanish Colonial to modern times.
This part of the Freetrappers website has quotes (unattributed) and a drawing of a Soldado de Cuera.
This article, written by a descendiente (Virginia Sanchez) describes her research into the wills of New Mexican soldados around 1800. The equipment that is listed in the wills makes this very useful to the Spanish Colonial (Presidial) reenactor. In addition, there are links to books on the sidebar that also might be of interest to more general Spanish Colonial history. Unfortunately, there are broken links on this and other pages within larger 1stBooks site, including the link for Virginia's genealogy page (http://thern.home.att.net/).
Spanish Colonial Living History pages that contain fairly old information on organizations and events. Part of a collection of pages that discuss the contributions of Hispanics to the USA. Useful for old contact information, even with broken links and missing graphics.
The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, NM has the Segasser Hide Paintings on display. This is the only place on the web where I've found any representations of these important 1720 drawings. Click on the thumbnail to bring up a bigger picture.
This website was created by Doña Pátryka Chaves de Tachick to assist members of the New Mexican Hispanic Cultural Preservation League in costuming themselves for their events. While it is a bit disorganized and has some pictures originating on other sites, it also has some pictures and links not found on other sites in the directory.
This site is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of ca. 1539-1821 Spanish colonial military artifacts from the former Spanish Floridas and Louisiana. Emphasis is on such uniform-related materials as buttons, buckles, and insignia.