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The Audrain County Historical Society, the City of Mexico Tourism Commission and Missouri Humanities Council invite you to the 17th ANNUAL

Walk Back In Time!
And Missouri Bicentennial Celebration

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September 24-September 26, 2021

Walk Back In Time
The premier living history festival in the Midwest!  


At this family-friendly, living history festival where visitors can walk from camp to camp and experience life during the civil war, wild west, 1770s colonists or WWII. Reenactors are encamped Friday through Sunday and live as they would have in each time period.  Listen to presenters on the main stage, eat some great food, enjoy live music and absorb all the history we have to offer!

New in 2021!

Lewis & Clark Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, including, 

Bud Clark, William Clark's 3rd Great-Grandson and 

"Seaman" the Newfoundland dog who accompanied them

World War I Biplanes (French Nieuport & German Fokker),



Suffragette Parade, Atlatl Spear Demos, Orphan Train Drama,

Joe & Joannie Folk Songs

Friday Evening Performance - Ulysses S. Grant- The Man Behind The Uniform, Dr. Curt Fields



Five Rugged Roads of History

Come adventure through the night and through history from one performance to

the next, in any order:

Spirits of the Native Americans, Titanic Tragedy, Civil War Artillery and the Mortician’s Nocturnal Secrets

Repeating performances every 30 minutes between 6:30 and 8:00 culminating in

the Grand Finale: Cowboys of the Open Range

Each camp will be marked with a black diamond sign and torch.

Grounds close at 9pm

Join us for more...

Wild West Gunfights, Joe Long as Tom Bass, Clint Winn as Mark Twain, 

Ruben Bolton as Francis Key Scott

World War II & Civil War Reenactments

Vikings in America, Pirates, Colonists, Mountain Men, Pony Express,

Native Americans, Cowboys, Civil War, Wild West, WWI, Suffragettes,

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War

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Brought to you by the Missouri

Humanities Council


8:00AM-2:30PM:     Walk Back in Time Education Day 

Teachers can learn more about activities & registration by clicking HERE!

*Reservations by school are required to attend*

Proudly sponsored by Consolidated Electric Cooperative

and Moberly Area Community College

4:00-8:00PM: Historical Camps Open to Public

4:30-8:00PM: Historical Society's Fish & Chicken Fry

6:15 PM :  Ulysses S. Grant-The Man Behind the Uniform, Dr. Curt Fields

Attention ALL Reenactors/Traders/Vendors:

PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAIL BELOW! Even if you are a long-time participant, confirm as soon as you are certain of your attendance. Space is limited.


*Calling for WWI Reenactors: contact*

Historical traders only

Earliest set-up is Thursday, Sept. 22.

No modern camping on the grounds. 

WBIT features many food vendors each year. If you would like to participate as a food vendor, please contact Janice at 573-581-3910 BEFORE filling out or mailing the application. We have limited space & can only accommodate so many. Click the links below to download applications.

For additional info, please call 573-581-3910. Please do not

send in any forms until you have called the number above

and ask for Janice.

Food Vendors

Check Out Photos from Last Year's Walk Back In Time Here!

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Walk Back

In Time Schedule 2021

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