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The American Historical Theatre provides world-class Historical Characters and Interpretations. We provide over 100 characters and a variety of programs, and we tour all 50 states and Europe. To inquire about a character or to book an event, please call us at 215-625-0986 or:

This video was made possible thanks to a generous grant from Gerald Kolpan and the PHILO Project (www.philoproject.org)

April 13: An Evening with Thomas Jefferson

Steve Edenbo as Thomas JeffersonWednesday, April 13, 2016
5:30 PM Meet and Greet | 6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Presentation
Lynnport Fire Company
7164 Behler Road | New Tripoli, PA 18066
Tickets: $20.00 per person (includes dinner & dessert)

Thomas Jefferson impersonator, historian, and motivational speaker Steven Edenbo has entertained and inspired audiences of all ages since 1999.

With the perspective of our 3d President’s entire life in view, Steve’s presentations cut to the core lessons that Jefferson has to teach anyone who wishes not only to lead, but to revolutionize.

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Support for American Historical Theatre has been made possible in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, enhancing the cultural life and vitality of the City of Philadelphia and its residents for 20 years.

Upcoming Events

Philanthropist Sister Katharine Drexel, Brought to Life by Rene Goodwin

Wed, May 4 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Abigail Adams in Doylestown, PA
Doylestown Public Library, 150 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Remember the Ladies as Abigail Adams, portrayed by Kim Hanley, will give a presentation with question and answer. Event is free and open to the public. Contact: 215-348-9081 for more information

Wed, May 11 7:15 pm-8:15 pm
Madame CJ Walker: “Self Made Woman”
First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights, 335 Elm Ave, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
Madame CJ Walker: “Self Made Woman,” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Denise Pitchford (853)- 0211.

Sat, May 14 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Spirit of the Jerseys – History Fair
Monmouth State Park, Monmouth, NJ
Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman will each give 2 presentations as well as meet and greet visitors to the event. Both Ladies will be part of a Festival including many presenters and exhibits about the great State of NJ. Event is Free and open to the public. http://www.njhistoryfair.org/

Sat, May 21 10:30 am-11:30 am
Martin Luther King Jr. “A Man of Conscience”
Ocean County Library Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave, Island Heights, NJ 08732
Martin Luther King Jr. : “A Man of Conscience,”, sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Christine Maloney at (732) 270-6266 X3725

Sat, May 28 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
CJ Walker in Trenton, NJ
Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, 08608
Mme. C.J. Walker: Self Made Woman Daisy Century portrays C.J. Walker. This event is sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities. Free and open to the public. Contact Laura Poll for more information: (609) 392-7188 x20

Additional Events

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katharine Drexel

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel was the second child of Francis Anthony Drexel and Hannah Langstroth and the niece of Anthony Joseph Drexel, founder of Drexel University. Bequeathed an inheritance of 7 million dollars by her father, Katherine’s life seemed destined to be that of a society lady of the Victorian Era. There were significant events that resulted in a departure from that course to the life she ultimately chose. Although philanthropy had always been a part of the Drexel life, it was after watching her stepmother suffer with cancer that Katharine realized that money did not give one an escape from pain or death. During a family trip out West in 1884, Katharine Drexel saw the plight and destitution of the Native Americans and decided to help. That is when she began her lifelong personal and financial commitment to help Native Americans and African Americans.