Lenexa’s 100th

Lenexa Turns 100!  Ecumenical Camp Meeting Re-enactment

Vintage Nouveau – Fashions From the Past provided beautifully costumed re-enactors!

Vintage Nouveau –
Fashions From the Past

provided beautifully
costumed re-enactors!
Here are two of them!

In 2007, the City of Lenexa celebrated its 100th anniversary.  Vintage Nouveau – Fashions From the Past was asked to costume over 130 volunteers in appropriate clothing for 1907.  (Please see the detailed costume guide under my Published Works button.)  The committee in charge of the event chose to do a re-enactment of an old-time church revival tent meeting.  Such revival tent meetings were popular in little Midwest towns like Lenexa during those years, and provided much entertainment and energy to the community.

Vintage Nouveau – Fashions From the Past also provided several professional re-enactors to help lead the story line.  To read more about it, see In The News button for an article by the Kansas City Star.

Special thanks go to Victorian Trading Company, headquartered in Lenexa, for their generous support.  Many of their beautiful costumes were provided to the event at a great discount, and helped to make this such a success.

Following are some fun and dramatic photos of the tent revival re-enactment.

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Two fallen sinners looking for grace as portrayed by Lynelle Killinger and Bonnie Hansen
Two fallen sinners looking for grace as
portrayed by Lynelle Killinger and Bonnie
Hansen for Lenexa’s 100th Anniversary
Revival Re-enactment.

Over 130 volunteers wore 1907 period costumes to celebrate Lenexa’s 100th Anniversary.
  Over 130 volunteers wore
1907 period costumes to celebrate
Lenexa’s 100th Anniversary
Revival Re-enactment.

The preachers pray for the lost souls of two hat-bedecked ladies looking for salvation.
The preachers pray for the lost souls of
two hat-bedecked ladies
looking for salvation at Lenexa’s 100th Anniversary Revival tent meeting
re-enactment.
Sinners come to the light during this dramatic moment!
Sinners come to the light
during this dramatic moment!