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

Neill Hartley as Woordrow Wilson

AHT Debut Performance:

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War

Neill Hartley is president Woodrow Wilson in this captivating and exciting one–man show set in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. This fully staged historical presentation will entertain and educate audiences all ages.

When: Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Where: East Jersey Olde Towne Village / Indian Queen Tavern
1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ

(732) 745-3030

Upcoming Events

Rosa Parks, Brought to Life by Alex Ford

Thu, Aug 24 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Goldberg Chuppa

Mon, Sep 11 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Second Westfield Senior Citizen Housing Corporation, 1129 Boynton Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
This is a one hour presentation of “The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln” with a question and answer session. ” It is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Carrie Motley (732) 895-6282 X5

Thu, Sep 21 10:15 am-11:15 am
Betsy Ross
Maywood, NJ

Sat, Sep 23 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Danteroo

Wed, Oct 4 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Westfield Memorial Library, 550 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090, USA
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Jennifer Rees Schulze (908) 789-4090 x 7951

Additional Events

rosa quote

Rosa Parks said: “I’d see the bus pass by me every day…but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white one.”

On December 1, 1955, what did one woman on a Montgomery Alabama Bus do to deserve such accolades and why? What drove her to her actions and what did she hope to achieve? How did this change her life, and the lives of others in the United States? Rosa Parks’ story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. Sometimes, we have to take a seat to be heard and knowingly place our personal comfort aside in order to bring about the changes that will help “We the People…” form that “…more Perfect Union” that is our Nation’s promise.