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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

Wed, Aug 27 10:00 am-11:00 am
Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years
DLA Troop Support, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia
Women’s Equality Day with Eleanor Roosevelt: a private event. When the Roosevelts began their second term in the White House, they faced the challenges of a fallen economy, a growing unrest of racial inequality, and a world going mad with dictators, Fascism, and Communism. How were they to know it would get worse before it got better? Limited by the constraints of her role as First Lady, and with a husband growing evermore distant from her, Eleanor Roosevelt strove to make a difference in the world around her in one of the most remarkable periods in the 20th century. This program invites audiences to view the world, between 1936 and 1945, through the eyes of the most remarkable woman of the era. This program is a first person historical interpretation and is the second part of a two part series. Though this program may be enjoyed well enough on its own, it is recommended that “Eleanor Roosevelt: The Early Years” be seen first.

Sat, Sep 6 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Cumberland County Library, Commerce Street East, Bridgeton, NJ, United States
Harriet Beecher Stowe: “Never Give Up”. Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe speaks with library visitors. Recommended for children grade 5 and up as well as adults. This program is free and open to the public courtesy of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizon Speaker’s Bureau:609-695-4838

Mon, Sep 8 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Annie Oakley
1799 Hamburg Pike, Wayne NJ
Annie Oakley: “Aim for a High Mark”. A one hour program with sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, including time for Questions and answers. Free and open to the public, courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities. Salem Library: 856-79-1082 NJCH: 609-695-4838

Tue, Sep 9 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Dolley Madison
Ridgewood Town Hall Conference Center: 131 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood NJ, 4 th floor
Dolley Madison: Parties and Politics. A one hour program including time for questions and answers with Dolley Madison. Dolley took the honorary position of being the President’s to the level of an occupation. Learn about her early influences and the work she did to create a new image for the burgeoning republic as well as her role in the war of 1812. This event for the Bergen County Division of Disability Services, but will be open to the public. For more information call: 201-336-6504

Tue, Sep 9 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Edgar Allan Poe
Greenbriar Woodlands, Kensington Circle, Toms River, NJ, United States
Edgar Allan Poe talks about his life and reads from some of his works for the Greenbriar Woodlands Men’s Club: 732-349-2673

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.