I think living history events help to bring history closer to people who may not otherwise have much interest in it. I think it also helps with our understanding of how things functioned in historical times. It's one think to hold an ancient sword or antique firearm, it's another to actually practice with it under simulated battlefield conditions.
Director North America & Training Officer Founding Director of the War Horse and Militaria Heritage Foundation in LA,
Please contact these folks; I think this is a worthy cause.