This Civil War living history group was started in 2014 by Sarah Kay Bierle and her mother, Susan C. Bierle. They started their mother-daughter living history “training” in 2012 with Georgia Relief Association and eventually decided to streamline Sarah’s research and presentations to her Virginia research.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you do living history events?
Throughout Southern California. Check Gazette665’s Event Page to see if The McGuires will be at upcoming living history events.
Are you looking for new members for your group?
No, not at this time. It’s sort of a family project – mother and daughter, and sometimes a brother.
Were the McGuires real people? Are you related to them?
Yes, the McGuires were a real family. No, the Bierles are not related to them. They have communicated with direct descendants of Dr. Hunter McGuire, though, and say studying the family’s life has been inspirational in many ways.
Please use the links below to explore more about the McGuire Family’s history and the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley.
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