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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:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Upcoming Event! A Historical Portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ

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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

Christian Johnson Comes Out of Retirement

Tue, Apr 28 12:45 pm-1:45 pm
Abigail Adams: Dearest Friend
Flemington Presbyterian Nursery School, 10 East Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822, United States
Meet Abigail Adams, outspoken wife of President John Adams. Sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities, Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free event open to the public, call 908-806-4000 for more information

Thu, Apr 30 11:45 am-1:30 pm
Law Day with King John
Berks County Bar Association.
Private event.

Thu, Apr 30 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Louisa May Alcott: Dover Days
Historic State House, 25 The Green, Dover Delaware 19901
Meet Louisa May Alcott. Free and open to the public. Call 302-734-7511 for information

Tue, May 5 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Friends of Valley Forge: Dinner with Jefferson and Adams
Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406, United States
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams will join the Friends of Valley Forge and their guests for cocktails and dinner. Jefferson and Adams will then engage in a lively debate including question and answer with the event attendees. Private Event. Tickets required.

Sat, May 9 10:30 am-11:30 am
Teachers Welcome Weekend Event with George Washington
Seattle WA for WorldStrides
George Washington will give a presentation for guests to the WorldStrides welcome weekend. Private event.

Additional Events

Christian Johnson as Governor Newell

We are delighted to announce that Christian Johnson, an AHT favorite, has come back. Johnson is known predominantly for excelling in performance as Abraham Lincoln, and William Penn, but had a long list of characters under his belt including Charles Wilson Peale and Governor William Livingston. We consider ourselves very lucky to once again add him to our roster of talented performers.

About Dr. Newell: Dr. William Augustus Newell, a former US Congressman from Monmouth County, served as Governor of New Jersey and was the private physician to President Abraham Lincoln and his family. In 1848 Newell passed an act to create the United States Life Saving Service, now known as the US Coast Guard, along the coast of Monmouth County. In 1860 President Lincoln appointed him the superintendent of the Life Saving Service.  Close friends with the Lincolns, he escorted Mary Todd Lincoln to her summer vacation, at Long Branch, a year later.