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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.

“The actors were so gracious and welcoming….We heard many expressions of gratitude from the families, and several parents said that the experience had been a ‘life changing’ one for their children. Thank you so much; literally, we could not have offered an opportunity like this without you and the actors. – J.S.W., National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Upcoming Events New Gilded Age Program Premiers at Dover Days Festival

Tue, Jul 29 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Clara Barton
Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge Township, NJ, United States
Clara Barton Angel of the Battlefield. A one hour program including questions and answers. Open to the public. 732-726-7024

Sat, Aug 2 6:30 am-9:30 am
Riversharks V Patriots with Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin
Camden Riversharks, Delaware Avenue, Camden, NJ, United States
Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross join in the baseball fever, on and off the field, at the Camden Riversharks vs the Somerset Patriots game. Get your seats for only .00 in the 100 level behind the plate using the promo code AHT, and .00 of you ticket price will be donated to AHT. Call 216-625-0986, or email events@ahtheatre.org for a coupon and you will receive savings on food and drink. This is a perfect way to enjoy a summer’s evening and our national pastime, while helping American Historical Theatre bring entertaining and educational historical programming to the nation. Game time is 7:05 but get there early to meet Ben and Betsy.

Sat, Aug 2 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Explorers Sleepover: NARA
National Archives, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
Arctic Explorer Mathew Henson and Meriwether Lewis of the Corps of Discovery, join sleepover participants for Heroes, History, and Treasure: Explorer’s Night. Open to the Public 202-357-5443

Sat, Aug 9 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Harriet Tubman
Mount Laurel Public Library: 100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel NJ
Harriet Tubman speaks about her life as a slave, her struggle for freedom and how she helped others to freedom via the Underground Railway. A one hour program including time for Questions and Answers. Free and open to the public courtesy of the Mount Laurel Library: 856-234-7319

Mon, Aug 11 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Alice Paul: Professional Leadership Institute
Paulsdale: The Alice Paul Institute: 128 Hooten Road, Mt. Laurel NJ
Alice Paul speaks to participants in the Alice Paul Leadership Institute. APPLI is a one-week, full-day program for girls entering 9th and 10th grades in fall 2014. Participants explore a variety of fields and professions including finance, law, government, engineering, technology, and writing. Professional women present workshops and mentor the girls, both during and after the program. Registration is closed, but for more information call: 856-231-1885

Additional Events

“Alice Roosevelt’s Maid” opens with two free performances, May 4th at 1:00 and 3:00pm: The old State House, 25 The Green, Dover DE

A New Program by interpreter Kim Hanley

A new program by, interpreter, Kim Hanley

In 1905 during the Gilded Age when fashions and fortunes reached fabulous heights, President Theodore Roosevelt authorized the largest diplomatic and imperialistic mission in the history of the United States.  The steamship USS Manchuria, would cross the Pacific Ocean to dock at Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China and Korea. Along for the ride was the President’s daughter, Alice, a media darling known for her outgoing, free-spirited behavior.  Join Alice Roosevelt’s maid, Peggy, as she packs her mistress’s trunk for the voyage home and be privy to the glamour, the politics and the gossip including an exclusive on the rumor of a budding courtship which may just end in the White House wedding of America’s most eligible bachelorette.