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Come see the riversharks with AHTUpcoming Event! Come Watch the Camden Riversharks with AHT!

Saturday, July 11th 2015 – 5:35 PM

Play Ball!  Benjamin Franklin (Bill Robling) and Betsy Ross (Kim Hanley) will get into the swing of things at the Camden Riversharks Game against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Tickets are $11, but if you use coupon promo code AHT, $5.00 of every ticket you buy will godirectly to AHT. Contact us at events@ahtheatre.org and we’ll send you a copy of the full sized coupon so that you can not only give but also can save on food and drink at the concession stands! Tickets are $11, but if you use coupon promo code AHT, $5.00 of every ticket you buy will go directly to AHT. Contact us at events@ahtheatre.org and we’ll send you a copy of the full sized coupon so that you can not only give but also can save on food and drink at the concession stands!

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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

Philanthropist Sister Katharine Drexel, Brought to Life by Rene Goodwin

Sat, Jul 18 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Eleanor Roosevelt in Bridgeton, NJ
Cumberland County Library, 800 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ, United States
Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years. Join Eleanor Roosevelt for a 1 hour presentation with Question and answer. Learn about this great First Lady’s struggles to keep her country and her family together during some of America’s darkest hours. Free and Open to the public. Contact: 856-453-2210 x103 for more information

Fri, Jul 24 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Salem County Library, 900 New Jersey 45, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098, United States
Meet Abraham Lincoln! This event has been rescheduled from January 30. Free Event. Open to the public.

Sat, Jul 25 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Henry and Lucy Knox in Bedminster, NJ
Jacobus Vanderveer House, 1 River Road Park, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921
Henry and Lucy Knox will give a 1 hour presentation including question and answer. They will speak about how Henry Knox went from Boston Book seller to one of George Washington’s most Trusted Generals. Lucy Knox will speak about what it was like to keep house in the winter encampments during wartime. Free and open to the public. Please call 908-396-6053 for more information.

Wed, Aug 5 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Gov. Newell – Stone Harbor, NJ
American Legion Post: 117th street and 2nd Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Governor William Augustus Newell; Father of the US Coast Guard Sponsored by the NJ Council for the humanities This program is free and open to the public. Contact 609-368-7500 for more information

Tue, Oct 6 8:30 pm-9:30 pm
Annie Oakley: Aim for a High Mark
Woman’s Club of Carlstadt, 457 Division Ave Carlstadt NJ
Sharpshooter Annie Oakley shares her inspiring viewpoint after a life of hardship which she managed to overcome. This one hour presentation of “Aim for a High Mark” is free and open to the public courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities. New Members welcome: 201-939-5163

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.

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