ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – On Friday, the history department from Penn State Altoona hosted an annual history encampment.

The event took place outside the Hawthorne Building and featured a living history timeline that displays reenactors, equipment and artifacts throughout American history.

Reenactors from the living history group, The Furious Fourth conducted informal programs and showcased historical displays.

History Instructor at Penn State Altoona Jared Fredrick said that the event really gives the students a chance to experience what life was like in the past.

“What this allows is for students that have a somewhat immersive experience with the past, we have time periods, we have different eras and actors to go along with that, where students and the general public can get a sense of what people wore in the past, what they ate, how they lived.”

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The event began at 4 p.m. and saw a good turnout.