My name is Matthew Blazek, and I love history.
With over 25 years of experience as a re-enactor, medievalist, and theater performer, I’ve long wanted to share my love of history with others. Now, I have the means to share my passion in an interactive and captivating way, hopefully igniting the same spark that was lit in myself as a child. History Live North East, was born of love for history, and I aim to share that excitement with your students or community in a manner that makes us excited to learn.
Midcoast Maine is a region shrouded with its own sense of magic. It’s not difficult to look upon the stone-jutted hills or turbulent beaches and imagine shining knights jousting with the nefarious dragons of legend. Or to even catch a wisp of an elves song carried through the woods on a light spring breeze, or the thudding of giant’s feet crushing down upon the thick New England snow. As a child, I immersed myself in the classic tales of King Arthur and his Knights, which brought my world around me to fanciful life.
As I’ve grown older, I came to find that the real history behind the myths is just as exciting and magical. I dove into the academic ocean of history and never stopped swimming! I am constantly learning new and exciting aspects of historical life that I can’t wait to share!
Our mission at History Live North East is to provide high quality, factual, and engaging interactive living history demonstrations and lectures to students, K-12.
Working with teachers and schools to supplement, enhance, or even replace parts of a curriculum, at no cost to schools.
Our core value is that “History is fun!”
Let’s make something together.