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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

Wed, Mar 29 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield
Chilton Medical Center, 97 W Parkway Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
This one hour presentation of “Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact (973) 831-5175

Sat, Apr 1 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt: American in the Arena
South Plainfield Library, 2484 Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield, NJ 07080, USA
This one hour presentation of “Teddy Roosevelt: American in the Arena” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Danielle Aronowitz (908) 754-7885.

Sun, Apr 9 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Hamilton v. Burr – the Duel
Morristown National Historic Park Auditorium – 30 Washington Place / Morristown, NJ 07960
Alexander Hamiltn (Eben Kuhns) and Aaron Burr (John Zak) recount the events of their loves that led to the famous, fatal duel. Sponsored by the Jacobus Vanderveer House. For more information visit the Jacobus Vanderveer house website: http://jvanderveerhouse.org/events/event/hamilton-burr-duel/?instance_id=126

Sat, Apr 15 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Walt Whitman: The Good Grey Poet
Somerset County Library, Bridgewater Branch, 1 Vogt Dr. Bridgewater, NJ 08807
This one hour presentation of “Walt Whitman:The Good Grey Poet” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Fiona Kennedy (908) 526-4016X 145

Thu, Apr 20 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield
Ballroom, Club House at Rossmoor, 2 Rossmoor Dr. Monroe Township, NJ 08831
This one hour presentation of “Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Lana Ottinger (925) 324-4499.

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.