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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:


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

Colonial Kitchen Dinners are Back!

Cock n' Bull RestaurantPlease join us while you dine in style at the Cock n’ Bull Restaurant in Peddlers’ Village

Monday, August 10th: Dine with Lewis and Clark
Tuesday, August 11th: Dine with George and Martha Washington
Wednesday, August 12th: Dine with Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman.

Call for reservations: (215) 794-4010
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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

Philanthropist Sister Katharine Drexel, Brought to Life by Rene Goodwin

Tue, Aug 4 10:30 am-3:00 pm
George Washington at Federal Hall in NYC
Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, United States
225th Anniversary of the US Coast Guard. George Washington will meet and greet visitors to the event, and give a presentation speak on the creation of the US Cutter Service. Free and open to the public.

Wed, Aug 5 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Gov. Newell – Stone Harbor, NJ
American Legion Post: 117th street and 2nd Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
“Governor William Augustus Newell; Father of the US Coast Guard” This program is free and open to the public. Contact 609-368-7500 for more information.Sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities, Horizons Speakers Bureau.

Sat, Aug 8 11:00 am-12:00 pm
CJ Walker at Medford Leas, NJ
Medford Leas, Medford, NJ 08055, USA
“Madame C.J. Walker: Self Made Woman” portrayed by Daisy Century. Free Program, Open to the public. Contact 609-654-3631 for more information. Sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities, Horizons Speakers Bureau.

Mon, Aug 10 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Lewis and Clark – at Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant
Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant, 164 Peddlers Village, New Hope, PA 18938, United States
Colonial Kitchen at the Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant. Lewis and Clark will meet and greet diners as the guests enjoy a wonderful Prix Fix Meal. http://www.peddlersvillage.com/dine/cock-n-bull-restaurant Call 215-794-4010 for reservations.

Mon, Aug 10 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
FDR in Monroe TWP., NJ
The Ponds, 100 Waterside Boulevard, Monroe Township, NJ, United States
“F.D.R.: An Arsenal for Democracy” portrayed by Neill Hartley Free Program, Open to the public. Contact 609-860-1121 for information. Sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities, Horizons Speakers Bureau.

Additional Events

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katharine Drexel

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel was the second child of Francis Anthony Drexel and Hannah Langstroth and the niece of Anthony Joseph Drexel, founder of Drexel University. Bequeathed an inheritance of 7 million dollars by her father, Katherine’s life seemed destined to be that of a society lady of the Victorian Era. There were significant events that resulted in a departure from that course to the life she ultimately chose. Although philanthropy had always been a part of the Drexel life, it was after watching her stepmother suffer with cancer that Katharine realized that money did not give one an escape from pain or death. During a family trip out West in 1884, Katharine Drexel saw the plight and destitution of the Native Americans and decided to help. That is when she began her lifelong personal and financial commitment to help Native Americans and African Americans.

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