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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)

On December 1, Join Us for “Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights!

rosa quoteOn December 1, 1955  Rosa Parks took a seat to stand up for Civil rights. 60 years later, on December 1, 2015, at the Powel House in Philadelphia, AHT has scheduled the debut of our Rosa Parks, portrayed by Alex Ford.

Alex Ford’s half-hour presentation will explore the inspirations, hopes, and consequences behind Ms. Parks’ brave acts.  Following the presentation, join us for a cocktail reception and Question and Answer session!  See more details on our informational flyer.

Contact us at events@ahtheatre.org

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

Sat, Feb 13 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Pitman Manor, 535 North Oak Avenue, Pitman, NJ, United States 08071
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Alice Coghill (856) 286-1417

Tue, Feb 16 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Madame CJ Walker: “A Self Made Woman”
Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St Tom’s River, NJ, 08753
Madame CJ Walker: “A Self Made Woman,” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Sandi Stark (732) 349-6200

Wed, Feb 17 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena”
Montville Township Public Library, 90 Horseneck Rd, Montville, NJ 07045, United States
Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Pam O’Gorman (973) 402-0900 X 222

Thu, Feb 18 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Madame CJ Walker: “Self Made Woman”
Atlantic County Library Mays Landing Branch, 40 Farragut Ave, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Madame CJ Walker: “Self Made Woman,” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Diane Bisulca (609) 625-2776 X6304

Fri, Feb 19 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fly! Bessie! Fly!
Salem County Bookmobile Library , 900 Route 45 STE 3Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
Fly! Bessie! Fly! sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Margaret Masserini (856) 769-1082

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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