The Encampment, first held in 2000, was replaced with the Heritage Celebration at Century Village in 2014. The Encampment, started by Louie and Joan Eyerman, had focused for nearly a decade on Civil War and American Revolution reenactors.
When the event originally started it was a two-day activity but was later trimmed to a single day for better planning and management.
A popular part of the event was the hourly afternoon firing of a Civil War cannon.
The Heritage Celebration was first held June 6-7, 2014 from 10 a.m. beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. The event showcased a wide variety of activities including making heritage crafts, music and cooking demonstrations.
A “Buffalo Bill” reenactor was at the Heritage event to moderate some of the activities throughout the day. A country music jam session was also held.