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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

Mon, Jun 26 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Betsy Ross
Cadbury@Cherry Hill

Fri, Jun 30 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
George Washington at the Grange Estate
The Historic Grange Estate, 143 Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, PA
Picnic at the Grange and Meet George Washington! Portrayed by John Lopes of the American Historical Theatre. Childrens activities, a fun, family event. For more information contact: 610-446-4958 or visit: http://www.thegrangeestate.org/

Sat, Jul 1 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia
Museum of The American Revolution, South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Jefferson (Steve Edenbo) of the American Historical Theatre will meet and greet visitors to the museum. Lobby and Plaza of the Museum of the American Revolution.

Tue, Jul 4 10:00 am-4:00 pm
National Archives Independence Day
National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Meet George Washington, Benjamin Frankllin, John Adams, John Hanconk, Thomas Jefferson, Ned Hector, John Dunlap, and Abigail Adams. Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence @ 10:00 a.m. Meet and Greet visitors to the NARA 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. for more information visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/july-4th-celebration-0

Tue, Jul 4 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin at Stenton
Stenton, 4601 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
Benjamin Franklin (William Robling) will celebrate Independence Day at Stenton. Meeting and greeting visitors tot he event. This event is free and open to the public, but registration requested. RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stentons-july-4th-celebration-tickets-25178445408?ref=ebapi

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.