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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:

Eliza Powel

Eliza Powel

Upcoming Event! Eliza Powel: A Moral Dilemma
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Powel House, Philadelphia, PA

It is 1792, and Philadelphia socialite, Elizabeth Powel has learned from her dear friend, President George Washington, that he is intending to resign the Presidency of these United States. Though it may seem somewhat presumptuous, she has crafted a letter aimed at persuading him to remain in his post. Join with Eliza in discussion about the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and friends, to speak one’s mind even in a situation fraught with potential perils.

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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 A New Year to Celebrate!

Tue, Feb 3 1:15 pm-2:15 pm
Abraham Lincoln
213 Howard St, Riverton, NJ 08077, USA
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln. Share in the wit and wisdom of President Abraham Lincoln Open to the public. 1 Hour program including time for Q&A. The program is a presentation of the Porch Club of Riverton as part of their annual meeting. Meeting starts at noon, but the performance is for members only: new members are welcome. For more information call: M-T 856-786-8422 W-F 856-786-0323

Tue, Feb 3 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
George Washington
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460, United States
A private event with George Washington for Elementary School Children: For information on how your school or corporate group can benefit from the diverse programming offered by the Freedoms Foundation, contact 610-933-8825

Wed, Feb 4 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Thomas Jefferson
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460, United States
A private one hour program with Thomas Jefferson for elementary school children. For information on how your school or corporate group can benefit from the diverse programming offered by the Freedoms Foundation, contact 610-933-8825

Sun, Feb 8 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Abraham Lincoln
Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430, United States
1 Hour program with Q&A Open to the public. Free courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities. For more information, call: 201-529-2183 Snow date: 11 April 2015

Sun, Feb 8 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Bessie Coleman
West Deptford Public Library, 420 Crown Point Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086, United States
A one hour program of “Fly, Bessie, Fly” with Bewssie Coleman the first female African American pilot with time for questions and answers. Free and open to all library patrons courtesy of the West Deptford Library. 856-845-5593

Additional Events

Character Suggestions for the Coming Months

The early months of the new year are filled with many special occasions to commemorate.  To help you plan exciting events in these months, here is a list of some of the Great Americans on our roster who can enhance any event.

For 20 years, our first-class actor historians are able to enrich understanding of the obstacles overcome, and accomplishments made, by the historical figures they portray in their historical context. The actors bring a theatrical magic to their performances which have had audiences all over the country exclaiming “I felt like I was talking to a real person!”  Adaptable to many themes and lengths, our programs are perfect for corporate keynote speeches, schools, historical societies, museums, and more.  Celebrate our rich and diverse history by booking an intriguing Historical Interpreter Today!

January

  • George Washington (unveiled the Grand Union Flag on January 1st, 1776)
  • Abraham Lincoln (issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (born on January 15th, 1929)

February (Black History Month)

  • Rosa Parks
  • Sojourner Truth (Abolitionist and Women’s rights activist)
  • Henry Box Brown (mailed himself to freedom)
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Oney Judge (Washington’s Runaway Slave)
  • Madam CJ Walker (First Female African American Millionaire)
  • James Forten (Abolitionist)
  • Hercules (George Washington’s Chef)
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Bessie Coleman (first female African American Aviator)
  • Ned Hector (Rev. War Wagoneer)
  • Phyllis Wheatley (first female African American poet)
  • Langston Hughes (beat poet)

Presidents Day

  • George Washington (Birthday Feb. 22)
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Theodore Roosevelt

March (Women’s History Month)

  • See Black History Month listing above for our African American Women
  • First Ladies:
    • Grace Coolidge
    • Eleanor Roosevelt
    • Abigail Adams
    • Martha Washington
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Alice Paul
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Clara Barton (Civil War Nurse)
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin)
  • Deborah Read (wife of Benjamin Franklin)
  • Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts)