Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission 

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Michael Bolin, a union certified pipe fitter, currently resides in Harrisburg, Illinois with his wife ReDonna.  Mike has been reenacting with various organizations for twenty years.  He is a member of the 17th Illinois Territorial Rangers Company ?A? and portrays 1750?s longhunter as well.  Along with being a living historian, Mike is also a key player in the organization of Saline County Pioneer Days in Harrisburg.  He is currently serving as Lieutenant of Headquarters Company and is also the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Mid-South Director.  Through his passion and hard work, Mike hopes to spread his love of history to the public and generations to come.